2910 New Holland Rd Reading, PA 19607 | (610) 796-3699 | Visit Website

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center front of main building

In the early 1900s, when hosiery mogul Jacob Nolde acquired the land on which Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center now stands, there was only one white pine tree growing among the grassy meadow. He hired an Austrian forester to create an entire forest of white pine trees, and as the tree plantations thrived, the “luxury forest” became a source of family pride. Today, the Environmental Education Center encompasses more than 665 acres of deciduous woodlands the coniferous forests. The Center’s streams, ponds and habitats are connected by a series of trails. Sit on one of the benches along a trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world.

Hours of Operation

Office and Mansion Parking Lot
Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

7 Days a Week: Sunrise to Sunset

Nolde Forest