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 start with watching a 15 minutes documentary about the village and then you can enjoy a self guided tour of the village, where a few of the buildings will have the door open for you to look inside, you can also supplement with a cell phone guided tour. Walking through the whole village includes about one mile walk in total.
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.