Nurture Nature Center is located in Easton, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley, at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. The town is a historic one— it was founded in 1752 and was the site of the third public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Many of its historic buildings still remain, and can be seen throughout the downtown and residential neighborhoods. Easton is also home to a vibrant community, with a thriving arts and civic culture. In addition, it is an emerging destination for tourists, with hundreds of thousands of visitors coming each year to enjoy the city’s attractions. These include the Crayola Experience, a major draw for families with children, the State Theatre, which features nationally famous entertainers, and the Sigal Museum of local history. Walkers and bikers also enjoy the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and the Delaware Canal State Park’s hiking and biking trails. While you are at the park, treat yourself to Pennsylvania’s only mule-drawn canal boat rides. And everyone who likes food loves the popular indoor Easton Public Market, opened in 2016, and the long-standing outdoor Easton Farmers’ Market, as well as the many dining locations throughout the downtown.
Easton lies at the very center of the Delaware River Basin, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. This makes the city a convenient location for groups from all four states to come together and discuss issues facing the Delaware River Basin. NNC has been pleased to serve this function in recent years, providing a meeting place for a broad range of organizations concerned with basin-wide environmental and riverine issues.