Cross the Jordan – IN YOUR CAR!! Plus, Enjoy Nearby Zoo, & WILD Buffalo Preserve? Yup! Here’s a GreatFrumTrips.com Special Report!


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Yup! Welcome to another exclusive GreatFrumTrips.com Special Report!

Just over an hour from Northern NJ, Central NJ, and the Holland Tunnel lies a great little secret, known as the Lehigh Valley just over the border of NJ and PA.

For frum families looking to make memories as a great day trip, Chol-hamoed outing, or even a few day vacation, this spot is a sure winner, and a personal GreatFrumTrips.com family favorite!

While everything we wrote about in the title is in this one location and ties neatly together, here’s how we’d structure the trip:

Start with the Lehigh Valley Zoo, relatively small and inexpensive but great for 1 1/2 to 3 hours of family fun.

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A nice variety of animals, including penguins,

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kangaroos,

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zebras,

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elk, and more!

The “Farm in the Zoo is a petting zoo within the zoo, offering goats and other domesticated Farm animals to pet.”

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Here is a zoo map you can click on to enlarge below the article sponsorship:

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“What about crossing the Yarden?” you ask. Patience…patience, we’re getting there.

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When you’ve had enough of the zoo, the exit will take you through the Trexler Nature Preserve (no charge)

where they have herds of wild bison you’ll drive by on gravel roadways along mountainous views

Pull your car over on the side of the road for some great close-up encounter photo ops (they are fenced in, and they don’t eat people, so don’t worry)

In early summer, you may be lucky enough to even see some newborn bison calves

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And finally,

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What are you seeing?? Yes, that IS a car diving across the river. How on earth?? Read on!

 

 

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Is it safe?? 100% absolutely

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Is it FUN?? YOU BET

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Did we do it?? Are you kidding? We did it again and again, fast, slow, forwards, backwards, with the windows closed, open, and many other ways, too!

How does it work? There is a built-up roadway about 5-6″ below the surface of the water, so you are riding on a road though it doesn’t look or feel like it.

How did we even find this place?? Ahhhh… sorry, but that’s our little secret 🙂

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After you’re done, you can park andswim in the Jordan – it is very shallow and the water was quite comfortable when we went.

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Staying overnight? Bring along the bikes and ride the biking trails

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(easy to hard level trails) at Trexler Nature Preserve, and explore the nearby covered bridges,

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or Hershey Park, which is within a reasonable driving distance.

  • ATTRACTION DETAILS:

Name: Lehigh Valley Zoo (Exits into Trexler Nature Prerserve & Jordan Creek)

GPS Address: 5150 Game Preserve Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (Click here for directions from anywhere!)

Phone: (610) 799-4171

Website: https://www.lvzoo.org/

Tried and Tested: Yes!

Recommended for: All Ages!

Worth traveling an hour for? We give this one a resounding yes

Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 65 min.

Click address above for directions from anywhere!

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  • Trexler Nature Preserve ONLY – DETAILS:

Name: Trexler Nature Preserve

GPS Address: 4935 Orchard Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (click for directions)

Phone: (610) 871-0281

Website: https://www.lehighcounty.org/Community/Trexler-Nature-Preserve

Tried and Tested: Yes!

Recommended for: All Ages!

Worth traveling an hour for? We give this one a resounding yes

Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 65 min.

 

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