Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs. Contact the center office for a listing of upcoming educational programs. The center covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations.

2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607-9448







Lisa Miller


Upcoming Events

Guided Hike

Hike the trails with a Nolde staff. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Staff will share seasonal points of interest. Medium difficulty-1.5 miles. No...

7/3 10am
Friend's of Nolde Forest Meeting

Help protect Nolde Forest with time, talent, or financial support by becoming a member of the Friend's of Nolde Forest. Always seeking new members! Monthly...

7/5 5pm
First and Third Thursdays-Trail Work Days

Join park staff and other volunteers in helping to maintain the trails of Nolde Forest. Work may include trimming vegetation, digging, installing water...

7/6 5pm
Explore the Stream

Come for a close up look at the inhabitants of the stream and their special adaptations. Participants will collect animals in the stream, learn some...

7/7 1pm
Dog Walks - Guided

Explore the park with your furry best friend. Dogs must be on leash, two dog limit handled by adult hiker. Water and dog waste bags available at the park. ...

7/8 3pm

Recent Events

Guided Hike


Story of Summer


Guided Hike


Explore the Stream


Dog Walks - Guided


Recent Activity

Jordan R Scroble

Jordan R Scroble left a positive review 6/3/2017

We had a great time and learned so much. Susan is quite the expert!

Autumn Gordon

Autumn Gordon left a positive review 4/15/2017

My 2.5 year old loved this storytime and hike. We can't wait to come again.

James Wassell

James Wassell left a positive review 11/19/2016

Fun hike! It was nice to see the forest at night.

Debra Witowski

Debra Witowski left a positive review 11/6/2016

I learned hoe to identify oak trees by bark

Debra Witowski

Debra Witowski left a positive review 11/6/2016

Beautiful day I learned how to identify oak trees by thier bark

Patricia Avila

Patricia Avila left a positive review 8/25/2016

Ms. Racheal really engaged the kids with the story and animal parts talking about animal adaptions. We loved the hike and catching bugs. Also we enjoyed making animal prints on clay to take home.

Amanda McGinty

Amanda McGinty left a positive review 3/31/2016

This workshop was very informative! A nice balance of direct instruction and hands on activities. Loved all of the materials that were given out.

Susan Haag

Susan Haag left a positive review 10/4/2015

Learned a lot and found many different ferns and mosses

Jordan Pearce

Jordan Pearce 2/17/2015

Interesting article that i found through the FCC