Boulder field pocono mountain lake house rental pmr. Photographing the boulder field at hickory run state park. The downslope movement of the weathered angular blocks was caused by gelifluction a process whereby the active layer of permafrost melted, and the mass containing rock, soil, mud, water and sand slid downslope along the still frozen permafrost below. This area is a national natural landmark, and state park natural area. However, it is not the remains or impression of an ancient animal or a plant, but a small piece of a landscape left over from the last ice advance.
It was one of the highlights of my vacation to the poconos. This large park in the western foothills of the pocono mountains is a blast from the past. Choose from more than 1,500 properties, ideal house rentals for families, groups and couples. Formation of boulder field boulder field pennsylvania. Under boulder field are the source waters for hickory run creek. According to a wikipedia article, stony garden consists of a series of disconnected boulder fields extending for almost half a mile, making it much larger than the eight acre ringing boulder field at the park.
A clear flowing mountain stream fronts nearly a third of the holes which uniquely feature six par 3s and five par 5s. A natural area is an area that offers unique scenic, geologic, or ecological value that is maintained without any direct human intervention. Consult the map on the back of this brochure to help you find boulder field. Boulder field is easily reached by following boulder field road, but this dirt road is closed in the winter. For a completely unique outdoor adventure in pennsylvania s americana region, plan to explore blue rocks, located just outside lenhartsville. The salient feature of the poconos hickory run state park is an 18acre bed of rocks known as boulder field. Easily visit museums, ride bikes, go fishing or enjoy local events when you book with choice hotels in white haven, pa. Boulder field lake harmony 2020 all you need to know. Boulder field, a striking boulder strewn area, is a national natural landmark. Ringing rocks park, situated near the small delaware river community of upper black eddy, contains the largest boulder field in pennsylvania that possesses this ringing quality. Boulder field in pennsylvania, a natural wonder dating back 15,000 years, is a must see for every pennsylvanian. The park is easily accessible from interstate 476 and interstate 80 hickory run state park was chosen by the pennsylvania department of conservation and natural resources dcnr and. Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday. Boulder field in hickory run state park dates back 15,000 years, after the last ice age.
Most of the soil washed away leaving rocks and the. Short flyover a the boulder field at blue rocks campground in lenhartsville, pa. A hike in central pa a couple years ago led me to a place called indian wells, an area similar to boulder field but on the top of a ridge, where large indentations in the rocks were present the story goes that. Built in 2016 and set in the private community of lake harmony estates, this 7 bedroom plus loft, 5 bath home is full of desirable features for any group be it inside or out, summer. The new pennsylvania state parks and state forests passport was developed with a grant from chesapeake energy. Hiking the boulder field trail at hickory run state park duration.
The formation is framed on both sides by deep woods. What you need to know about hickory run state park, pa. Shot with a gopro hero 6 black mounted in a karma drone. The massive field of boulders, a national natural landmark and a state natural park. It also mentioned a trail that leads into a portion of stony gardens boulder field. Haring, president of the union national bank in frenchtown, new jersey. Mountain laurel resort white haven, pennsylvania, us. Discover hickory run boulder field in lake harmony, pennsylvania. One of the wooded trails leading to the boulder field in ringing rocks park. Boulder opal is a rock containing thin seams and patches of precious opal that are too thin or too small to cut into solid opal. Hickory run state park in eastern pennsylvania is home to an 18acre boulder field that is quite unusual and amazing.
With a pool table and hot tub, have fun with family or simply enjoy the solitude. The field can also be reached by boulder field trail, a threemile hike, one way. John wilkes booth was intrigued by the getrich quick possibilities. A pennsylvania recreational guide for hickory run welcome. The southwest corner of the property borders, and has direct access to, a 5 acre glacial boulder field just waiting to be explored. Its rich in history with wellknown landmarks like independence hall and the liberty bell, but those compose only a fraction of pennsylvania s charm. Boulder field is a national natural landmark and features a striking rocky. Located in hickory run state park, boulder field is an area of various sized and shaped boulders up to 26 feet long, in a flat 400 by 1,800 foot field formed by glacial action. He formed an oil company with several partners and. It is important to describe the complexities of the downslope movement and the mechanics involved in the development of boulder field. You can see the boulder field at the end of the parking lot. In 1967, the hickory run boulder field was designated by the national park.
The pennsylvania center for the book ringing rocks park. Drink in spectacular views of pennsylvania from high atop mount davis, the highest point in pennsylvania. Boulder field in pennsylvania must be seen to be believed. About 15,000 years ago, this type of landscape was common throughout pennsylvania and. The laurentide continental glacier began moving south out of the arctic, covering all before it in a mile of ice and changing the climate to near arctic conditions. In 1967, the hickory run boulder field was designated by the national park service as a natural national landmark. Designed to make highquality scholarship accessible for students, the pennsylvania history series has been published since 1948 and now features more than thirty titles that advance the mission of the pha by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state and region.
From the northeast extension of the pennsylvania turnpike, take exit 95 and drive west on pa 940 for three miles, then turn east on pa 534 for six miles. Hickory run state park is a 15,990acre 6,471 ha pennsylvania state park in kidder and. Im the author of nine books and over 300 magazine articles. Flyover of the boulder field at blue rocks campground in. Hickory run boulder field lake harmony, pennsylvania. White haven, pa is a city that experienced americas beginnings. The most notable feature of hickory run state park is the huge boulder field located in the northeast corner of the park. One of the curious places i with my husband and two of our children recently visited was ringing rocks park in upper black eddy, pennsylvania.
Ringing rocks park in pennsylvania mysterious writings. Discover some of the states oldest natural history when you visit boulder field in pennsylvania, which dates back 15,000 years. Hickory run state park, pa has three state park natural areas for guests to explore. Hickory run boulder field lake harmony, pennsylvania atlas. Their geological history began approximately 200 million years ago in the early jurassic age. Its such an amazing part of history and beautiful to see. Mountain laurel resort is within minutes from lake agmar 9. In an article entitled rock music for natural history magazine, john gibbons and.
New passport program offers pennsylvania families opportunities for recreation the pennsylvania parks and forests foundation ppff is now issuing passportsan easy and fun way to visit pennsylvania s state parks and forests. Book our boulder field house rental near big boulder lake, pa. Posts about boulder fields written by marcia bonta. It has remained relatively unchanged for more than 20000 years. Rounding a bend in the campground north of lenhartsville, visitors are greeted by the river of rocks, like a landslide frozen in time. Hickory run state park is a 15,990acre 6,471 ha pennsylvania state park in kidder and penn forest townships in carbon county, pennsylvania in the united states. Pennsylvania, nicknamed the keystone state, is one of the original colonies in the united states.
The origin of the spectacular ribbon of stone forming a boulder field almost a mile long is still unknown. Pennsylvania counties press governor for allmail election. I found the history and size of the field very fascinating. Hickory run state park is in northern carbon county, pennsylvania. Popular attractions jack frost mountain resort and boulder field are located nearby. Why did an 18acre field of rocks form in the poconos. Book the mountain laurel resort stay at this familyfriendly hotel in white haven. What the ice did not destroy, the cold temperatures did, causing most of the area to resemble boulder field. Just look at boulder field, a national natural landmark thats been around for 20,000 years. The boulder field appears striking because of its flatness and absence vegetation over the large area of 400 feet by 1,800 feet. The remarkable rocks scattered in this section of land resonate like bells when struck with a hard object. The size of the boulder and its contacts with the adjacent boulders also affect the sound.
See this park brochure for more information on the boulder field. Devastation and regrowth is the history of the land that would become hickory run state park. He loved to roam the hills and forests of pennsylvania. The book, the first comprehensive history of pennsylvania in almost three decades, sets the pennsylvania story in the larger context of national social, cultural, economic, and political development. Popular attractions jack frost mountain resort and hickory run state park are located nearby. Without sacrificing treatment of the influential leaders who made pennsylvania history, the book focuses especially on the lives of everyday. There is an arresting view of the blue rocks formation from the campground of the same name. Origins of that name are unknown but local lore suggests that the upper black eddy inn also operated as a brothel, and a popular stop for candy a slang term of the time for a prostitute. The road to the boulder field parking lot is partially paved with a few pot holes. Although the park is approximately 128 acres in size and densely covered in woods, the sevenacre section of boulders piled ten feet high is the primary. There is no conclusive evidence to validate this local lore. It has remained relatively unchanged for more than 20,000 years. In 1864, an actor whom many people then considered among the handsomest men in the united states speculated in the oil fields of northwestern pennsylvania.
The sevenacre boulder field was purchased in 1895 by abel b. This unique region of the lehigh national heritage corridor has plenty of opportunities for you to explore eastern pennsylvania. Its just amazing seeing all these boulders naturally placed there. The boulders consist of red sandstone and conglomerates. The earliest published description of the bridgetown boulder field is found in davis 1876. This 128 acre park features a 7 acre boulder field that gives the ability to play music.1034 1133 525 142 671 1469 146 1193 1528 1431 456 1156 1335 221 1558 964 756 1053 587 381 316 58 238 833 393 646 53 504 1464 855 119 1496 624 1418 452 1119