Bucks County goes virtual with Google Street View Trekker

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Google Maps allows you to take a virtual tour of almost any street in the world.

But sometimes clicking that arrow can only take you so far.

That's because the Google Street View Car which documents those roadways can't go everywhere. But that's where the wearable Street View Trekker comes in.

According to Google, "The Trekker enables Street View to feature more places around the world - places no car, trike, trolley or snowmobile can access. This wearable backpack is outfitted with a camera system on top, and its portability enables us to gather images while maneuvering through tight, narrow spaces or locations only accessible by foot."

Google Street View Trekker

Google first used the Trekker to showcase the Grand Canyon and it has now partnered with the Bucks County tourism office.

According to Visit Bucks County, after a month-long stint with the Google Trekker system, team members captured 13 different outdoor locations for Google Street View.

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Google Trekking at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
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Locations included Shady Brook Farm, Nockamixon State Park, Tyler State Park, Peace Valley Lavender Farm, Core Creek Park, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, Ringing Rocks Park, the Delaware Canal Towpath and more.

"People all over the world are [now] able to explore the beauty of Bucks County in Google Maps," said Deanna Yick, Google Maps Street View Program Manager. "We hope this virtual tour inspires them to visit in person."

Here are a few examples of the Google Street View of Bucks County:

Bowman's Hill

Neshaminy State Park

Ringing Rocks Park

Shady Brook Farm

Tyler State Park

See More: VisitBucksCounty.com