Explore Some Ice Caves At This Underrated New York State Park
By Christy Articola|Published November 18, 2022
Christy Articola has lived in Colorado since 2013 and considers herself a Centennial State enthusiast and expert through and through. She's based in Denver metro, but over the past decade, she has traveled to every corner, river, village, park, town, and city in the state and continues to explore it deeper and further whenever she can. Christy simply can't get enough of Colorado, and loves sharing all her adventures with you through Only In Your State! She graduated with a degree in journalism from Fordham University and is thrilled to be working as a full time travel writer for this and other sites - she finally found her perfect niche - and is so grateful for that.
Sam’s Point Preserve is an amazing and beautiful place. This natural area is located in the highest section of the Shawangunk Mountains in the larger Minnewaska State Park Preserve. There are many trails to explore and many beautiful things to see in Sam’s Point Preserve, but one of the most interesting and popular places to visit is the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves. These caves are very unique and the out-and-back hike is rated as easy; it will only take you about an hour roundtrip. If you’re looking for a cave in New York to explore, don’t miss this adventure. Read on to learn more.
You’ll love visiting Sam’s Point Preserve and the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves. Because of snow and ice, the trail is closed during the winter. However, the coolest part about them is seeing ice in the middle of the summer, so that’s the best time to go anyway. Plan a trip soon. You’ll love this amazing place in New York!