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Old 03-26-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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My son is crazy about wildlife and I would love to be able to go on a hike where we have a good chance of seeing beavers. We live in York and don't plan on being here on the East Coast more than 2 more years before moving back to the West Coast where we only have beavers in zoos . Any help is greatly appreciated! We are willing to drive about an hour or so to get to a good spot if we need to.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania and Florida
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My son is crazy about wildlife and I would love to be able to go on a hike where we have a good chance of seeing beavers. We live in York and don't plan on being here on the East Coast more than 2 more years before moving back to the West Coast where we only have beavers in zoos . Any help is greatly appreciated! We are willing to drive about an hour or so to get to a good spot if we need to.
I came to Florida years ago 'cause there were more beavers here. Your son is not the only one who is crazy about them. I'll drive a long way for some beaver..
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I came to Florida years ago 'cause there were more beavers here. Your son is not the only one who is crazy about them. I'll drive a long way for some beaver..
Somehow I knew this was going to pop up! LOL!
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:48 AM
 
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Somehow I knew this was going to pop up! LOL!
Yeah you don't know how many times I wrote out my original post to try to make it sound g-rated

We got some good laughs when we were hiking in Maryland by the river and my son was practically yelling "I want to see beavers. I thought Maryland was full of beavers!" lol....
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:51 AM
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Get off the beavers and get back on topic :P
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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About 12 miles north of Scranton is the town of Mayfield....and Mayfield was the home on TV of this kid:

http://www.antiquetalk.com/beaver2.jpg (broken link)

Just watch out that Eddie Haskell or Lumpy don't give you the business.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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My son is crazy about wildlife and I would love to be able to go on a hike where we have a good chance of seeing beavers. We live in York and don't plan on being here on the East Coast more than 2 more years before moving back to the West Coast where we only have beavers in zoos . Any help is greatly appreciated! We are willing to drive about an hour or so to get to a good spot if we need to.

It will be tough to actually see them live in the wild as they are extremely wary, but not so tough to find a dam, house, and tree cuttings. I could point you to such a place in NE PA, near Mountaintop, but thats probably well over an hour away.
If you are adventurous, find a gamelands or state forest near you that has some swampy areas and go on a scouting trip. Buy the DeLormes guide to Pennsylvania from Barnes and Noble or equivalent to find maps.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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It will be tough to actually see them live in the wild as they are extremely wary, but not so tough to find a dam, house, and tree cuttings. I could point you to such a place in NE PA, near Mountaintop, but thats probably well over an hour away.
If you are adventurous, find a gamelands or state forest near you that has some swampy areas and go on a scouting trip. Buy the DeLormes guide to Pennsylvania from Barnes and Noble or equivalent to find maps.
Thanks. I think he'd be just as happy to see their evidence. Everytime we see a few logs in the river he gets excited and asks if it is a dam. Thanks for the book rec. We have been looking for something along those lines. It should help us out a lot.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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Have you taken your son to Nixon Park near Jacobus? It's been quite awhile since my field trip days with school, but I remember an interesting nature center and nice trails.

Maybe someone there could give you some info about beaver dams around York County....if there are any.

Indian Steps down around Airville used to be an interesting stop for kids. Haven't been there in many years.

How about a stroll on the Railtrail on Indian Rock Dam Road? The creek is much cleaner now than when I was a kid.

Or as a last resort, you could take him in town, and show him the Beaver St. signs. Explain that all the beavers who lived there have moved away since so many people moved in. Then take him into Central Market and treat him to a fun lunch.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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Have you taken your son to Nixon Park near Jacobus? It's been quite awhile since my field trip days with school, but I remember an interesting nature center and nice trails.

Maybe someone there could give you some info about beaver dams around York County....if there are any.

Indian Steps down around Airville used to be an interesting stop for kids. Haven't been there in many years.

How about a stroll on the Railtrail on Indian Rock Dam Road? The creek is much cleaner now than when I was a kid.

Or as a last resort, you could take him in town, and show him the Beaver St. signs. Explain that all the beavers who lived there have moved away since so many people moved in. Then take him into Central Market and treat him to a fun lunch.
Wow all great ideas! We have yet to go over to Nixon Park but he has been with school. I never thought to ask them there, thanks.
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