Summer Activities

 

Gemstone Mining

Gemstone Mining Fun

  • Find actual gemstones, fossils and arrowheads.
  • Prices range depending upon type and size ($10-20).

Crystal Quest Mine

  • Uncover 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

Gold Rush Gemstone Mining

  • Find treasures including iron pyrite, polished gems with new “veins” of rock found daily.
  • Keep 9 rocks, the fee is $10.00 including tax.

Stone Bridge Intro to Disc Golf

  • The 18 hole par 3 Stone Bridge Disc Challenge Course has 9 easy short holes followed by 9 slightly longer ones.
  • Disc Golf combines throwing a disc with the concept of golf. 
  • Throw disc from tee box to get close to the target. Throw disc to hit chains of target and drop into basket to sink putt.
  • The course is part of the Stone Bridge Park and only available with paid park admission fees (no additional fee).
  • Not available on it's own. 
  • Rental Innova Discs available for $3.00
  • Plan 20-30 min for this activity.
  • Courses in the Adirondacks.

PBS Video

  • 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 park admission, learn about the Pottersville area and cave history
  • Cave surveys
  • Caves in winter
  • Flood stage waters
  • Educational Rock Crystals and Petrified Wood Displays

Dino Dig

  • Uncover buried dinosaurs bone casts made from actual dig sites.
  • Actual bones and teeth for sale in the ROCK SHOP.

Caveman Challenge Bouldering Wall

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  • Test climbing skills on 24' bouldering wall.
  • Traverse from one end to the other without falling off onto the thick 8" padded mat.
  • No ropes needed!
  • Beginers use all the color holds while experts attempt the red, green, gray or blue climbing routes.
  • Real purists use only using the simulated rock surface and cracks.
  • Unlimited climbing with tour admission
  • Watch YouTube Video .

CaveKid Challenge Bouldering Wall

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  • Challenge includes touching all ABC hand and foot holds and making it through all 3 hula hopps without knocking them off.
  • Unlimited climbing with a tour admission

Playground, Picnic Areas & Snack Bar

  • Included with park admission .
  • Three lighted pavilions hold over 20-30 people each.
  • Two outdoor grills and a large fire-pit are located in the lower parking lot playground area.
  • Many picnic tables located throughout the park.
  • Basic lunch food is available including: sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and other snack type food.

Stone Bridge Ice Cream

  • 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 on April 28th 2017.

 

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  • 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
  • HOURS
    • 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.

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