Whispering Giants Motorcycle Grand Tour: Northeastern Round-up, So Far
While I was wandering through Pennsylvania in July, I was able to stop and visit some Whispering Giants for the Grand Tour. Though bummed to find the Giant in Williamsport, Pa. had been removed I did strike gold in Akron, Oh., Dunkirk, Ny., and Sharon, Pa.
Unfortunately, the Sharon giant has a significant amount of rot. There has already been extensive repair work to keep him standing.
The whole underside of his nostrils is rotted out and you can see a gap in the tooth area as well. Hang in there, buddy. 🙁
Rotaynah – Akron, Oh:
Of this Giants that I’ve seen so far, Rotaynah has made the biggest impression on me. He’s been my favorite.
He’s huge and has a very striking appearance. There has been some repair work on him, so I hope that helps his longevity.
Wouldn’t you know it? Hammy’s Titan Quest Rally in August used Whispering Giants as bonus locations. During the rally I visited 3 more Giants: Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
Chief Little Owl – Bethany Beach, De:
Nanticoke – Ocean City, Md:
Virginia Beach, Va:
Some of the Giants that I’ve previously posted about:
Enisketomp in Plymouth, Ma:
This was by far the tallest of the Giants that I’ve visited. I loved his long braids. Read more about my Enisketomp visit.
Enishkeetompauog in Narragansett, Rhode Island:
Omiskanoagwiak – Springfield, Ma:
My very first stop on the Grand Tour.
This brings up my total Whispering Giants visited for the Grand Tour to 9. That’s already better than I thought I would do. I’ve got 2 more that I would like to see (Vermont and New Hampshire) before the Grand Tour ends. I hope I can make it!
Other Posts about Whispering Giants
- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh in Dunkirk, NY
- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Williamsport, Pa. Giant is Missing
- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Enishkeetompauog and Enisketomp
- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Omiskanoagwiak - Springfield, MA
- Planning: Whispering Giants Grand Tour
- The Whispering Giants Grand Tour
13 Replies to “Whispering Giants Motorcycle Grand Tour: Northeastern Round-up, So Far”
Excellent!! I rode down to Ottawa, IL to get the one there that I couldn’t get earlier due to the park being flooded. I’m currently at 135 points (12 Giants and 3 Reservation signs) and might take a quick day ride over to Iowa Falls, IA this weekend to get the one there.. The Giant in Paducah is calling me (as well as a couple friends with some moonshine to sample) but I hate the thought of trudging through IL corn and soybeans for 14 hours for a photo.. 🙂
When I got the one in Akron, someone had ridden their motorcycle that day or the day before, through the lawn and parked in front of the carving.. Not good.. I parked in the little lot behind it and got my bike in the photos with ease… Riding through lawns isn’t a good showing for the motorcycle community, in my eyes..
The Paducah Giant looks amazing! His headdress is so cool. I’d love to see that one too. I’m afraid he’ll be a “one day” not during the Grand Tour though.
You’re kicking butt! Do you have a favorite so far?
I parked at the school too. It was disappointing to see all the no parking signs around Rotaynah. While I am not an angel, I try to behave – I agree that riding across an area they clearly don’t even want you parking near is bad form
I really don’t have a favorite.. The one in Dunkirk still makes me laugh after dealing with the locals who, after informing me where the statue was, went on a ramble why there wasn’t a statue for “Pollacks and Jews”.. It was in jest, I think. 🙂
The Ottawa Giant was fun because I was able to just jump on the bike after work and go for a nice 250 mile wander to get it and get home around dark.. Nice location and as I took the photo there was a barge coming through, too..
Oh wow…the one in Akron is so close to me. I should go check it out! Thanks for sharing, Fuzzy.
He is beautiful, Carrie. I hope you do.
A word of warning there is no parking anywhere on the streets by him, so maybe go when school is out. There is a school parking lot behind him.
Will do! (leaving no marks 🙂 )
Oops.. Here’s the one of the carving, bike, boat, and barge.. 🙂
Nice. I don’t have the one in MA.
Maybe one day you’ll wake up with a bug in your ear and go get it. Life is mysterious like that
Wonderful post. I tried to reblog it thought (and of course give you full credit) but it won’t let me. 🙁
Great post and photos! I’d never heard of The Whispering Giants before, and now I’m anxious to go find a few. There used to be one in Texarkana, Texas, but somebody lost it. Typical.