Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Friday, July 08, 2011

"Where the Ducks Walk on Fish"

On our way to western New York, we made a short stop near the border between Ohio and Pennsylvania. Pymatuning Lake sits on the border between the states. Located on the PA side is The Spillway built in 1934. This spillway is reported to be the second most popular attraction in the state after the Liberty Bell. I have some doubts about that, considering some of the great natural and historic sites in the state. It did seem to be busy while we were there.

The other claim I wondered about did prove to be true. When you visit the spillway, you will indeed see ducks (and Geese) walk on fish! Since we had read up on the place before going, we came prepared with some old bread to feed the fish and birds. If you come without, not to worry, they sell loafs for one dollar each. There were others also well prepared; in fact, some looked like they had brought enough bread to feed lots and lots of the critters.

It was indeed and interesting place and well worth the stop.


Sue and Doug said...

ducks walking on fish!, I have to admit I have never heard of this until now!..thanks for the great tour!

Donna K said...

Well that's certainly something different! Thanks for an interesting post.

Al Bossence said...

I'm a bit surprised at the encouraged feeding of bread to the ducks & geese. Usually that sort of thing is discouraged for wildlife because of their growing dependency on it not to mention the poor nutritional effects of bread on the birds.

Karen and Al said...

I never heard of ducks walking on fun!

Margie and Roger said...

Wow, never heard of ducks walking on fish. Saw a bird riding on the back of an alligator though.

It's just amazing at the unusual things we get to see as full-timers.

Rick said...

Now, that's pretty interesting and something I've never seen, or heard of, before. Thanks for the photos.

Travels with Emma said...

I have to agree with Al. I'm surprised they sell bread for feeding the wildlife.

Very interesting, though.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nature never ceases to amaze me, and you seem to find these gems all the time.

No fish hooks in that old bread?