(A pregnant female white deer roams the Depot. Soon, the Depot will be open to responsible tourism for Finger Lakes travelers.)
Tours of the former Seneca Army Depot will start in the fall of 2017 under an agreement between Seneca White Deer, Inc. and Deer Haven Park, LLC. Seneca White Deer (SWD) plans to conduct a full-scale program of bus tours at the former Depot. The tours will feature the world’s largest herd of white, white-tail deer and other wildlife, as well as military and historic artifacts on the site in the Town of Varick, near Seneca Falls, NY.
Dennis Money, SWD President, said, “We’re thrilled to be able to offer tours beginning this fall. These white deer are a real treasure and to make them accessible to the public is a dream come true.” He added, “We don’t have a start date for the tours yet, but we expect to have that soon. We are developing a new website that will allow visitors to see available dates and times so they can book tours online.” Preparations for the tour program also include construction of a welcome center on the Depot, hiring staff, training volunteers, and tour route preparation.
Earl Martin of Deer Haven Park said, “I believe the survival of the white deer will depend on the success of these tours. It’s great to have Seneca White Deer on board for the tours. They have an excellent track record and a real commitment to the deer.”
(Earl Martin, Deer Haven Park owner (left), and Dennis Money, Seneca White Deer president plan a tour program at the former Seneca Army Depot in fall 2017.)