Our Preserves 2

  • Some are nestled within the Lehigh Valley, while others exist in areas that are critical to our protection of the Lehigh River watershed.

    Each one’s natural character and native resources contribute to our region’s quality of place. From diverse bird populations to waterways that lead to the Lehigh River to dense wildlife habitat, our protection and stewardship of these local lands creates lasting connections to nature.

South Mountain

Emmaus, PA

South Mountain Preserve boasts more than 340 acres of forested trails, pronounced rocky outcroppings and unique vistas in an otherwise urban landscape. It is considered part of the 750-acre-acre Robert Rodale Reserve, one of the most important natural areas in the Lehigh Valley. 

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Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

Emmaus, PA