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Trexler Nature Preserve

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Pretty much surrounds the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Great ride and animal views. Don't be in a hurry.

This is a large open / wooded area of rolling hills and streams. Very winding one-way road goes... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2019
Nice Ending to a GREAT trip!

Saw Elk and Bison on the way out of Lehigh Valley Zoo. The enclosures are HUGH and my grandson... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4935 Orchard Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078-2554
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

This is a large open / wooded area of rolling hills and streams. Very winding one-way road goes through the area. There are elk and bison to be seen. Other animals too if you take your time and look around. You pretty much have to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sandman5069
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Saw Elk and Bison on the way out of Lehigh Valley Zoo. The enclosures are HUGH and my grandson loved seeing the Bison up close!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Teamblue2
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I love to go through the Preserve and see the elk and bison. In 2010, I confronted Lehigh County about restarting the bison breeding program because the herd was shrinking. After much work, we have a plan in place for a limited herd (15-17 bison)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V7744TOkellyc
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Lots of hiking and biking trails and Bison! We really enjoyed biking the loop and then wading in the stream on a hot summer day! Bring water ! We had a lovely time in this well kept park!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Lots of trails to hike and bike. Biking trails are not for the faint of heart. you can see lots of wildlife there

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Trexler Nature Preserve is on 1,100 acres with the Lehigh Valley Zoo near its center. The preserve provides a habitat for elk, plains bison, and white tail deer. The terrain is hilly. There are miles of trails for hiking, walking, mountain biking, bird watching, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed August 31, 2018

What an amazingly beautiful place. Hiking trails well maintained, scenery just breathtaking. Not to be missed if you're spending time in the area.,

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rainy049
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Easy terrain and trails to follow. Lots of wildlife and scenic views to enjoy. Ample parking and port-a-pottys onsite. Hike to animals or to environmentally educational house on property.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kerry L
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is a fun free outing for all ages. Hiking, water fun, and trails offer something for everyone and all abilities. Picnic areas available. Port-a-potty on site. Different excitement in every season. Shady trees, bridges and abundance of wildlife to enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kerry B
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I love the history of this place established in 1911 to help preserve the American bison from the brink of extinction. Beautiful trails for all hikers, easy to challenging. Bike and horse trails also. Port-a-potty by the Ford. Kiosks throughout the preserve with maps. Pack...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank V7744TOkellyc
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Debra F
May 18, 2018|
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Response from V7744TOkellyc | Reviewed this property |
Not on the trails but you can around the zoo