Deer Safari & Eckley Miners Village & Boulder Field
Tour 44 Details

 

 

We will start our tour at 7 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.

 
Hickory Run State Park Boulder Field.
We will start the tour driving to Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania  This is a State Park in the Pocono’s Mountains. We will visit the most notable feature of the park which is a huge boulder field. The field is unusual because of its flatness and absence vegetation.

The boulder field is about 16.50 acre and is the largest of its kind in the Appalachian region. The boulders range from less than 3-foot to more than 30-foot in length.  They consist of hard, gray-red, medium-grained sandstone and conglomeratic sandstone. The boulder field was formed through multiple glacial-interglacial cycles. If interested please read more here on Wikipedia

 

The Hickory Run Boulder Field isn’t the only boulder field in the region. There are some others. What makes the Hickory Run Boulder Field unique is its size and flatness. That’s why geologists from all over the world come to visit the site. You will have time to explore this unique and fun moon-like landscape by walking/jumping from rock to rock.

 

Eckley Miners Village
Eckley Miners Village is an authentic 19th-century coal patch town.Since 1970, Eckley has been owned and operated as a museum by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

 

The museum tells the story of the life of the miners and their families. It is also still a tenant community, with several dozen of the buildings being rented out to people from the community.

 

Since the village has been run as a tenant community for 160 years, this gives a unique historical perspective to the community. However, you are unlikely to even notice which homes are currently being rented.

 

We will enjoy a guided tour which includes a one mile walk and provide inside access to miners houses, churches, and community buildings.

 

We will eat lunch      

 

 

Deer Safari Tour
We will visit a deer farm raising more than 400 red deer. Enjoy an exciting hands-on and educational hayride through a beautiful landscape with rolling hills.

You can hand fee them treats throughout the ride with pellets, and some of them are known to come up the back steps of the wagon and stick their head in to get their treats.

 

Throughout the tour, you will find many photo opportunities. You might see babies feeding, males roaring
or fighting and babies playing tag.

 

 

You will also find a few goats and a small store selling souvenirs such as shirts, hats, things made out of antlers, deer jerky products and more.

 

WARNING: We want to mention that this is a farm, and as such most of the deer will end up as meat for consumption and the farm also offer hunts, if you are sensitive to these issues, this tour might not be for you.  

 
We will drive back to NYC.
Arrival back to NYC at approximately 8:30 pm.

 

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR FOR THE TOUR

ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: according to the weather. 

FOOTWEAR: Good walking shoes or sneakers. Do not wear dress shoes or high heels.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you to bring some rain gear.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

CAMERA: With extra memory/film is highly recommended. You will experience breath taking scenery.

CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for snacks and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

AN OPEN MIND: Although this is a recreational/leisure tour, you will also learn some about history and deers.

   

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