TNP Users Guide
General Harry C. Trexler (1854-1933) contributed a great deal to the growth and quality of life in the Lehigh County. General Trexler purchased 1,108 acres, in Lowhill and North Whitehall Townships to create a game preserve to protect bison, elk, and white-tailed deer. In 1933, General Trexler gave the land to Lehigh County in his will and it became the Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve.
A century after the land was purchased; the Trexler Nature Preserve continues General Trexler’s legacy and vision. A 2006 Master Site Plan outlined a vision to carry the preserve into its second century. Lehigh County partnered with the Wildlands Conservancy, the Trexler Trust, the state and community groups to transform the Master Site Plan visions into reality.
Today, the Trexler Nature Preserve offers residents opportunities to explore and experience nature as General Trexler envisioned. The hills offer spectacular views of the Lehigh Valley. Eighteen miles of trails offer wildlife observation, bird watching, hiking, walking, horseback riding, and mountain biking opportunities for enthusiasts at all levels. The ADA trail provides access to the disabled and the Jordan Creek is a venue for fishing and picnics. Trexler Nature Preserve offers something for everyone!
A camp site in the Central Range is available to scouting groups only. Contact the Parks Department for additional information.
Trexler Nature Preserve funding partners.
5150 Game Preserve Road
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Located in the Central Range of TNP, the Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 275 animals representing 70 species from African Penguin to Zebra. It is a peaceful spot for family or group outings. The Zoo offers a variety of educational programs for all ages.
Visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo website.