June 13, 2016 – Bangor, Pennsylvania
Columcille Megalith Park is a privately owned park which is open to the public. It is located in Bangor, Pennsylvania which is less than a two hour drive from New York City. The park consists of large stones that are strategically placed throughout the property. It is a very tranquil place with natural beauty at every turn. I happened to learn of this park while searching online for places to visit in Pennsylvania. I knew I had to pay this place a visit. I wanted to get there early in order to be able to take photographs without people being in the shot.
I arrived at around 8am on a Monday morning and there was only one other car in the small parking lot beside the road. There were several signs informing us that we had indeed arrived.
From the start, I knew I had discovered a hidden gem. It was quiet and had a zen like ambience. I recommend this place to anyone that would like to just escape from the grind of everyday life, if only for a few hours. I urge you to visit their website to learn more about the history of Columcille Megalith Park.
The park has trails throughout the property where one can get lost in nature. I wish I could have spent some more time there, it was that nice.
St. Oran Bell Tower was the first thing that caught my eye. I spent some time capturing images from almost every angle.
Inside and out it was quite beautiful. Click on the ensuing images to enlarge.
The stone circle.
From the stone circle I headed towards the St. Columba Chapel.
The Chapel is quite lovely and I believe it was the first structure built on the property in 1979.
From the chapel there was a stone lined path that led to Thor’s Gate.
Thor’s Gate in itself is quite impressive. Three large stones perfectly balanced together.
At every turn I could see the attention to detail. Every stone was carefully placed in it’s spot. Next I headed to the Labyrinth.
There are so many things to see here. I walked around taking photographs and I am sure I may have missed some of them, but below are some of the ones I did capture. Click on the ensuing images to enlarge.
I am glad that I had the opportunity to visit such a unique and spiritual place. Until next time, happy trails.