Trexler Nature Preserve, a 1,108 acre expanse, was founded to protect endangered bison and elk at the turn of the 20th Century. We will hike the trails to possibly see some of these animals in their natural habitat as well as birds and other wildlife. I hope we also come across some great wildflowers too!
The preserve features unique landscapes, from meadows and hills to hemlock forests and deep ravines. Jordan Creek watershed is the foundation for the vast ecosystem.
If you look at the google map link below, I plan on us hiking the Observation Trail (.3 Mi.), the Trexler Nature Trail (.5 Mi.), and the Elk Ridge Trail (1.5 Mi.). We could possibly also hike the Covered Bridge Trail (1.2 Mi. ADA Trail) or Bird Watching Trail (.5 Mi.).
There is the option of driving to a second parking lot off the un-named road crossing Jordan Creek if we do not want to hike the Trexler Nature Trail.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo is located in the center of the preserve if you wish to visit after our nature hike!
Wear hiking shoes, and attach a green bandana/ribbon to your bag so we can identify group members. A recent hiker here had many ticks after, so be prepared with DEET and possibly pants / long sleeves. Check yourself after! Bring water and a snack if you want as we will be hiking at least 3+ miles.
Park and meet at the Trexler Environmental Center.