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Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

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Address: 535 Stone Bridge Rd, Pottersville, NY 12860-1713
Phone Number: +1 518-494-2283
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23 Miles north of Lake George & 90 min south of Lake Placid, hike...

23 Miles north of Lake George & 90 min south of Lake Placid, hike self-guided tour & explore the Largest Marble Cave Entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, caves and much more: guided adventure tours, gemstone mining, 18 hole disc golf, climbing walls, dino digs, crystal quest & gold rush mines, picnic & playgrounds, butterfly exhibit and an extensive rock, fossil and gift shop. Rental units available. Open every day late May - mid Oct (variable hours, check website) and Fri-Sun 10am-4pm from mid Dec - mid March for Snowshoe Tours of the Stone Bridge and surrounding property.

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Beautiful, but trails are primitive and filled with many rocks

This is a pleasant attraction in upstate New York. It’s a self-guided walking tour, and includes primitive trails and many uneven stone steps. Walking sticks are available (for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Chesterfield, MO
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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a pleasant attraction in upstate New York. It’s a self-guided walking tour, and includes primitive trails and many uneven stone steps. Walking sticks are available (for free) for those who need them. I wore ankle braces and went slowly, and didn’t have any problems. The visitors center/gift shop actually sits on top of the bridge. And you can't... More 

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BK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great place to explore with or without kids. Fascinating history, well planned and preserved. Self guided tours are the best, and this does not disappoint. Plus it is a gorgeous area!

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We are seniors who really enjoyed being outside and seeing caves, grottos,and potholes.The tour was self-guided. It was an educational experience that would be wonderful for families and children. You need to be able to handle walking up steps and stone steps for a distance. It looks like there are kids programs during the summer.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had planned a trip to a spot further North in New York. We decided that it wouldn't be worth out while to travel that far and make it to our destination before closing time. Instead, we detoured to the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. What a great decision!! Not really sure what to expect, we began our hike. We... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I got to visit this place on the way back from New England at the end of May 2016. It's not a "show cave" with a tour guide. And it doesn't have limestone formations like most of the caves in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland. It's more like a nature hike with a walking stick. There is a big marble... More 

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Nassau, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

How do you get a 12 year-old to learn something on his summer vacation? Bring him places like this. Either a guided tor or self-guided, each has its benefits. All sorts of rocks from all over the world are available for purchase. He bought two geodes: one was cut in two pieces, the other remains intact--for that special occasion when... More 

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Selden, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I go every year that I visit Lake George. This place is absolutely incredible. You won't believe what you see behind the store, your just not expecting to see such beauty. The massive amounts of waterfalls. You get a map of what to look for and see, every detail is included, so much fun for adults to children of elementary... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a family and everyone enjoyed it. We have gone other times when it was raining and it was still fun. It's a good way to spend time outside and walking around. Every turn has something new and fun to look at! Highly recommend going!

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Nice self guided hike; make sure you wear sneakers! Very pretty views and little bits of history along the way. Great way to spend the afternoon (and get a workout in!). Make a day of it; take the scenic drive and head over to the Garnet Mine too.

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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Whether you like scrambling over boulders, adventuring in a cave, sluicing for gems and fossils, or relaxing in the shade by a babbling stream, this place is for you. If you have kids, buy a bag of sandy dirt which is filled with gems, fossils and arrowheads. We bought the big bag and found a 2inch diameter cluster of amethyst... More 

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