Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deer Park

Pymatuning Deer Park was established in 1953.  I believe the last time I visited the park was in the late 1950s.  Who could have predicted that 50+ years later I would return with my grandchildren to a charming, hands on little zoo.


Our expectations were low as we buckled the kids into car seats that morning.  We knew there would be deer, after all it was a deer park.


We weren't disappointed in that department.  There were plenty of deer.  All eagerly sticking their necks through the wire fencing in hopes of a snack.


What we weren't prepared for were the myriad of other animals.  Critters such as lions, tigers, bears, mountain lions and camels.


The petting zoo boasted miniature horses, goats, ducklings, calves, pigs and more.  All easily accessible for visitors to feed and pet.


There was a train ride and peek a boo signs.


Miss A was particularly enamoured with the kangaroos,


while the G-man opted for a pony ride.


If you're in the neighborhood, I highly recommend a stop at Pymatuning Deer Park.

Miss A and the G-man give it two thumbs up.


Anonymous said...

I want to go! -k-

Bethany Patton said...

Allie says this and feeding the carp at the spillway were her favorite activities last week. Thanks again for a wonderful time. Oh and G says, he doesn't like his bed...I know where he'd rather be!

Audrey said...

This sounds like something to look forward to with my grandson in a couple of years!