Ringing Rocks Park in Pa we went today. I did not tell the kids were we were going. Ringing Rocks Park is located in Upper bucks County in Upper Black Eddy. I can recommend it as a fun afternoon with the kids, that is free. The ringing Rocks are a sight to see a field full of giant boulder. Only 1/3 of the rocks make a bell like tone but it is fun figuring out which ones do. The rocks are 10feet thick. There is also a slate shelf type water fall in the park.
No one is sure why the rocks ring some say it is because of iron in the rocks. They think that the boulder were left during the glaciers and ice age. There is some more nature fact about natural phenomenon
Here are my recommendations of what to bring when you go:
- Great shoes: Keens or sneakers avoid wearing strappy sandals or crocs
- Kids should be over 6/7 years old the terrain of the rocks is rough so being a good walker is important.
- Bring Hammers so everyone can hit the rocks
- Wear jeans
- Protecting eyewear or glasses- you are hitting rocks with hammers- things fly
- If you have a walking stick bring it it will help you steady as you walking
- Leave the bags in the car.. too much to carry them while walking into the rocks
- There is a picnic area near the park area so you can eat before or after your hike
- Bring a first aid kit (just in case)
- There is no bathroom except for a porta potty
- Park Guards are not always on location.
- Ringing Rocks Park park is about an hour north of Philadelphia, 20 minutes from Allentown and 15 from Quakertown Pa.
Here is my video:
Ringing Rocks Park
Ringing Rocks Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
My kids really loved it and thought it was a really cool place to go.