Lockport Cave & Creek Hike

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Lockport CaveWe’ll be touring the Lockport Cave on Saturday, July 9th. Meet at the cave at 10am for a 70-minute guided tour through America’s past. You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838. You will also view ruins from an earlier industrial age, walk safely through a water tunnel that was blasted out of solid rock in the 1850s, viewing stalactites, flow stone, various geological formations and artifacts left behind by the men who built the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal. If you are lucky you may even find a fossil or two.

Cost is $5.50 per person; Scouts are paid for by the Pack.

2 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094-2819

(716) 438-0174

Take the 290 → 990 → the end. Make a left on Millersport, after 3 miles left on Transit. After 6 miles on Transit you’ll be in Lockport. Cross over the canal & then right on Main St. This will take you over the canal again, then make the 2nd left onto Pine St.

  • Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride tours take approximately 70 minutes.
  • We recommend comfortable walking shoes.
  • Cave temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit, wind breakers or sweatshirts are recommended for your tour.

Royalton RavineAfter the cave, we’ll be driving to Royalton Ravine County Park in Gasport, NY (a 15-minute drive from the cave). After finishing lunch (bring a bag lunch!), we’ll hike back into the woods, then enter the ravine for our creek hike.

If you’re just coming for the creek hike, we’ll be leaving our cars & heading out onto the trails between 12:30 and 1:00pm.

You will find a wooden suspension footbridge, a waterfall and historic homestead ruins as you travel along the trails as well as many varieties of flora and fauna.

This is a creek hike – you will get wet. There are restrooms there, if you’d like to change before we head out. Swimming trunks may not be a bad idea – they dry quickly. You must have something on your feet: old sneakers, sandals (no flip-flops), crocs, water shoes.

Mr. Clint and Mr. Eric are going this weekend to finalize our path & make sure it’s safe for the Scouts. Any change of plans will be announced when we return.

RSVP to Mr. Clint at mochahaley@aol.com by Tuesday, July 5th. Pay when you get there.

2011 Family Campout

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Here is the handout for this year’s Family Campout:

2011 Family Campout

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