As we all navigate the many challenges and difficult times amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, the good health and safety of our workers & volunteers, as well as our visitors and communities occupies our daily thoughts and remains at the forefront of everything we do.
With this in mind, we understand why people may not be ready to take a bus tour with 20 strangers when businesses reopen, despite the added CDC recommended sanitation practices and guidelines we will be following. So we decided to think outside the box to try and come up with a way to get people out of their house and into the wilderness for an opportunity to see the former Seneca Army Depot and white deer at Deer Haven Park. We came up with a different kind of tour that we believe will be more comfortable and safer for our visitors, our volunteers, and our employees.
Deer Haven Park will soon be offering App Guided Auto Tours through the Park!
We are currently developing a free, cross-platform, downloadable app that will provide Illustration and narration of some of the rich history of the former Seneca Army Depot as you follow a pre-determined route through the park. You will be driving in the comfort of your own vehicle on former military and local roads that have not been driven on by the general public in nearly 80 years!
You’ll see some of the ammunition storage igloos, gunpowder buildings, and rail-car loading platforms used by the US Army to load and offload bombs and ammunition for use overseas during WWII, the first Gulf War and every military confrontation in between. You will see evidence of civilian farm life prior to 1940, and of course, you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Majestic Seneca white deer and American Bald Eagles that reside at Deer Haven Park!
Please Note, for safety and liability reasons,
VISITORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE AUTO TOUR
If you would like to get out and get a first-hand look at some of the many interesting features Deer Haven Park has to offer, you might consider a Group or Bus Tour. Bus tours feature a live tour guide and a 90-minute ride along new routes where you will have a better opportunity to see the white deer.