Petrifying Springs County Park Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Take the pleasant, easy path around this nicely wooded park offering views of the Pike River and then stop for a picnic in the center of the park or even a round of golf on the park’s eighteen-hole course.
Sounds terrifying, but the 360-acre park with a golf course, commonly referred to as “Pets,” actually takes its name from springs rich with minerals. The amount of limestone in the water was so great that even acorns or leaves that fell in would get coated with a hard mineral shell, as if they were being petrified. Those springs now lie in a ravine along the southern edge of the property. The Pike River flows through the park, which is the oldest in the county’s park system."