Nature August 01, 2016
This Massive Cave In New York Will Bring Out The Explorer In You
The Adirondack Park may truly be the best playground New York has to offer, providing so much adventure all year long for our residents and out-of-town visitors. If you’re someone who enjoys taking advantage of the warm weather and all there is to see outside, then this incredible natural attraction might be the best thing to add on to your bucket list!
Grab your sturdy sneakers or hiking boots, it’s time to check out this massive cave in New York that will totally bring out the explorer in you:
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Located up in the hamlet of Pottersville in Warren County, you'll find the largest marble cave entrance in the Eastern United States!
For hundreds of years, this breathtaking natural wonder has drawn in visitors to the Adirondacks.
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves has been a family owned and operated business for more than
five decades. Amazing! The family acquired this beautiful slice of the Adirondacks when their ancestor was given a land grant for fighting in the Revolutionary War!
How to get here: 535 Stone Bridge Road Pottersville, NY 12860
Prices for the self-guided tour:
Adults - $14
Children ages 5 to 12 - $8.50
Children under the age of 4 - Free
The option to upgrade to a season pass is also available for an extra $5.
The marble cave was quickly formed during our last Ice Age, leaving something truly magnificent behind.
The Trout Brook flows along the trail you'll explore and down into the cave, creating extraordinary scenery.
A self-guided trail, along this 3/4 mile adventure you'll discover many potholes and deep pools!
For most people, exploring the trail of Natural Stone Bridge and Caves will take you at least one hour.
One of the things you'll notice at the entrance of the cave is the large slab of marble you can see pictured below.
See that considerably large piece of marble at the entrance? That 9,000 ton slab was originally attached to the ceiling of the entrance, falling to the ground in 1956.
Adventure into the cave and you'll find beautiful rushing water right before your eyes.
This natural attraction is explored by people of all ages, and the caves are well lit. It's important you make sure you have on a good pair of rubber shoes. The trail will take you through damp areas and uneven steps, if you have hiking boots this would be a good time to use them!
If you can't make it out to Natural Stone Bridge and Caves this summer then don't worry, you could always take a Winter Tour!
Snowshoe tours are offered here during our colder months, a fun way to explore this beautiful area! There's over 14 miles of marked trails that you can explore, a winter wonderland that you'll never forget visiting.
Looking to explore even further? Sign up for an Adventure Tour that will take you through tight spaces and other areas that you won't be able to see on your regular self-guided tour!
From July 1st through August 30th, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves offers unforgettable Adventure Tours. The tours generally take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours and are offered on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
You'll find plenty of things to see and do at this Adirondack attraction. Make sure you check out the Rock Shop!
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves' Rock Shop has hundreds of minerals and rocks displayed for sale! Ranging in price, you'll find it hard not to leave this beautiful shop without something. The gift shop also features fossils that you won't believe are real.
On their website, you can
to find nearby attractions you can visit after exploring Natural Stone Bridge and Caves! All within an hour away, you can find other adventures like Ausable Chasm, High Falls Gorge, The Great Escape and Splash Water Kingdom and even the Saratoga & North Creek Railway!
Think you might be up for taking the Adventure Tour? Watch this amazing video below that shows you Natural Stone Bridge and Caves and what it’s like to take this tour:
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