Freeman’s Island

Tucked away on the Lehigh River, this 11+-acre river island is completely wooded and displays evidence of flooding and high water events in the form of loose silt soil, deep-cut ravines and debris snags. It is maintained largely for Wildlands Conservancy’s education and recreation programming and is only accessible by watercraft.


  • Getting Here

    Located in the Bethlehem, Freemansburg, and Lower Saucon Township municipalities of Northampton County, this preserve is an island in the Lehigh River, accessible only by watercraft.

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  • Wildlife

    A forested respite in the river, bird species such as Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, and Kingfishers frequent the island for cover and hunting access.

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Questions or feedback about this preserve?

Contact Preserve Manager Michael Hock

(610) 965-4397 ext 132 – Mhock@wildlandspa.org