A second tour of historic Ledgedale will feature new sites, including Lacawac Sanctuary, Goose Pond Boy Scout Camp and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. The first stop on the tour will be Lacawac Sanctuary, a 500-acre nature preserve and environmental education center founded in 1966. Its 52-acre glacial lake, Lake Lacawac, is a National Natural Landmark. The next stop will be the Goose Pond Scout Reservation in Paupack Township, also located on a glacial lake. The camp has been in continuous operation since 1920 and is one of the oldest Boy Scout Camps in America. The final stop on the tour will be St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, built in 1877 to serve the Irish immigrant families who worked at the tannery and mill in Ledgedale.
Participants will meet at Peggy Bancroft Hall in South Sterling at 9:00 a.m. where they will receive a schedule, directions, and a handout describing each of the featured sites. Before starting the tour they will hear a brief overview of the history of Ledgedale, first known as Tannerytown. Participants will provide their own transportation to each site where they will meet their docent at the scheduled time for a guided tour. Please follow the current CDC protocols while onsite. The tour will end around 1:00 pm.
Reservations for the Ledgedale Tour are requested by calling Ruth Altemier at 570-335-7389 or 570-676-4354. Please check our website and Facebook pages for updates on the tour schedule.
Business Partner Edwards Sand & Stone is the sponsor of this event.