- Some activites are included with the Standard Tour.
- Other activities require an additional fee to purchase the rocks/gems that you keep.
- All the mining activities are simulated, not actual functioning mines
- Bouldering Climbing Walls, Disc Golf, Dino Dig, Museum, PBS Video, Gemstone Mining, and Playground are available during all the park open hours.
- Gold Rush/Crystal Quest Mines are open 11-4pm during July-Aug and by request during early/late season 11-4pm.
- Gold Rush/Crystal Quest are closed during very hot days or severe weather, such as heavy rain or thunderstorms.
- Find actual gemstones by placing dirt from the special bag in a screen tray and moving it back and forth in the water trough, the gemstones are revealed.
- Other bags available include fossils and arrowheads.
- Prices range depending upon type and size ($10-20).
Crystal Quest Mine
- Explore Crystal Quest Mine to find actual crystals buried in the sand.
- Includes a small geode, that is “popped” to reveal the crystals inside.
- Keep 8 rocks, fee is $10.00 including tax.
Gold Rush Mine
- Explore Gold Rush Mine to find treasures including iron pyrite, polished gems with new “veins” of rock found daily.
- Keep 9 rocks, the fee is $10.00 with tax included.
- What is Disc Golf ? It is a fun way to combine the sport of throwing a disc with the concept of golf.
- Check out courses in the Adirondacks .
- Throw your disc from a tee box and get it close to the target. Trow your disc to hit the chains of the target and drop into the basket to sink your putt.
- The Stone Bridge Disc Challenge is an 18 hole course with the first 9 holes as an Introduction to Disc Golf 9 hole, par 3 course followed by longer holes for the last 9.
- The course is part of the Stone Bridge Park and only available to visitors who have paid park admission fees with no additional fee.
- It is not available on it's own.
- Rental Innova Discs are available for $3.00
- Plan on 20-30 min for this activity.
- Watch “Under the Adirondacks", plays every 30 min and learn more about the history and background of the caves.
- This activity is FREE
Adirondack Memories Museum
- Included with the park admission, learn more about the Pottersville area and the caves in years past through pictures and videos.
- Cave surveys
- The caves in winter
- Flood stage waters
- Educational Rock Crystals and Petrified Wood Displays, including one ton specimens that will amaze you.
- Uncover buried Dinosaurs bone casts that were made from actual dig sites. Find the whole Duckbill or Albertosarus jaw.
- Actual bones and teeth for sale in the ROCK SHOP.
- Test climbing skills on 24' bouldering wall.
- Make it from one end to the other without falling off onto the thick 8" padded mat.
- No ropes needed!
- Beginers can use all the color holds while the experts can try their skills on the red, green, gray or blue climbing routes.
- Real purists can see if they can hold on only using the simulated rock surface and cracks.
- Unlimited climbing with a tour admission (also includes the CaveKid Wall, see below).
- Watch YouTube Video .
CaveKid Challenge Bouldering Wall
- This challenge course includes touching all the ABC hand and foot holds, passing a tennis ball from one end to the other and making it through all 3 hula hopps without knocking them off.
- Unlimited climbing with a tour admission (also includes the Caveman Wall, see above).
Playground, Picnic Areas & Snack Bar
- Included with your admission to the park.
- Three lighted pavilions with electrical outlets for shelter from the rain or sun. Each can hold over 20-30 people.
- Two outdoor grills and a large fire-pit are located in the lower parking lot playground area.
- Many picnic tables, some with umbrellas are located throughout the park.
- Basic lunch food is available right at the caves, including sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and other snack type food.
- Located 2.5 miles from the Caves on the corner of Stone Bridge Rd and Rt 9 (right off I-87 Exit 26).
- Among the locals, the soft ice cream is legendary, so come early & enjoy over 46 flavors or perhaps a caveman sundae.
- Opens for the season in early May