Scenic Bus Tour #2
Kennedy Falls rigorous hike & swim
(as well as Alfred and Douglas Falls)
With large touring windows in every direction, let us do the driving and you and your group can enjoy the sites and each others company.
We will drive slowly, stop often, plan scenic breaks to enjoy snacks and drinks,
and keep the whole agenda fluid to the will of the parties on tour!
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
-Henry David Thoreau
This trip is really spectacular.
Includes: Short but rigorous hikes, Swim options, Waterfalls, River, Creeks, Picnic Spots, Immersion to experience all of it!
Alfred, Douglas, & Kennedy Falls Rigorous Hike & Swim along the Blackwater Canyon. Swimming and getting wet not required.
Spring / Summer / Fall only during non-snow and non-ice conditions.
This excursion runs around 4 hours requires that all guests and pets be up for some more rigorous hiking challenging including steep stairs and steep trails and rocky terrain. For those who wish to skip the more challenging parts, there is still plenty for you to see and do and enjoy while waiting for the others to return.
Further, we can explore the blackwater canyon from in the water and along trails that lead around larger waterfalls if the water levels aren't too high and the group is up for the challenge.
This excursion is great during dryer / warmer months in summer when many waterfalls dry up... but not these waterfalls or swim holes fueled by the Blackwater River.
We will also stop at the Douglas (Coketon) coke ovens along the way for a bit of history of Douglas and the coal era of Thomas's past.
As your guided tour guide, I will show you the best perspectives, hidden trails, stunning landmarks and scenery that you may miss on your own.
Bring swim trunks and water shoes.... can change in the bus.
Fixed price for 4 hours: $300 -- Max. 12 passengers.
Cars may follow for larger groups.
Bus can be used for food and drinks and changing area for all.
Some sites you will see along the way
The most viewed!
a cave-like cavity behind
Below Alfred Falls
so many fun waterways to play
on a hot summer day
Our Touring machine!
A Ford E-350 Diesel Mini Bus
Swim & Play opportunities abound!
Safer during lower waters, not after heavy rains!
Abandoned Coke ovens by the dozens
producing coke from coal for iron and steel works
Inside a coke oven
a couple of hundred still exist along our route.
a cave like carving over 1000s of years.
Below Alfred Falls along the Blackwater River basin
bring those water shoes and a bathing suit!