BIRDSBORO PA – A human’s best friend can also be his or her fitness witness, in a program still being offered during November and December (2023) by the historic Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd.
The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local non-profit organization comprised of the site’s volunteers and supporters, in September launched its “Paws On The Path” monthly dog walk. It is scheduled for the third Sunday of the month, specifically Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, each starting at 9:15 a.m. Advance registration is requested.
The event is free, and open to the public and what the associates described as “their furry friends.” That’s a benefit, because the homestead usually charges an admission fee. All dogs must be on a leash, and are expected to be well-behaved around other dogs. Paws On The Path is open to walkers without dogs, too.
The homestead is the 1734 birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone. It is located between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of U.S. Route 422 near Baumstown. The site is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, but its daily historic operations are operated by the associates organization.
Featured on the property is the Boone house, constructed in three stages throughout the 18th century. The 10-room stone structure is fully furnished appropriately to the period, and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside.
For more information about the homestead, call 610-582-4900.