The finest cave attraction in the Adirondacks
EXPLORE YOUR WORLD
A NEW YORK ADIRONDACK
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Stone Bridge, a National Geographic Geotourism Partner
Having fun on our Guided ADVENTURE TOUR (separate from our standard self-guided tour, offered in July & Aug)
SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE
SNOWSHOE TOURS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Summer Tour (May-Oct) takes about 1 h. Wear good walking shoes to hike the 3/4 mile, mostly above ground trail with optional descents into surface caves.
ICE CREAM STAND
Ice Cream Stand HOURS
Ice Cream is now CLOSED for the 2015 season and will reopen in May 2016.
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See the Stone Bridge and surrounding property during the WINTER with over 14 miles of (closed) SNOWSHOE TRAILS
Do the Chester Challenge (currently CLOSED) to get this view of Mount Marcy from the Green Hill trail.
Two of our Snowshoe Trails are also part of the Chester Challange (day pass fee required).
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Office at Stone Bridge and Caves
For Appointment: 518-321-3497
GEOLOGY & NATURE
SELF-GUIDED EXPLORATION TOURS
NO RESERVATONS REQUIRED. Just arrive 90 min before closing (see hours).
The massive stone bridge arch - the LARGEST marble cave entrance in the east - dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology from rock over one billion years old. Take a walking stick, map, and camera and set out on a self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail and experience up-close the many unique rock features, such as potholes, grottos, a gorge and mill site waterfalls. Descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls or tranquil dark pools.
To learn more, see the Adirondack memories display or view a free PBS video describing the history and geology of the caves. Learn More.
GUIDED ADVENTURE TOURS
Want to experience a real cave crawl tour? Try this 3-4 hour spelunking adventure complete with a cave "float". Learn More.
Watch Video of ADVENTURE TOUR, click icon above. The tour has evolved to offer even more, go to our RATES page for current pricing information).
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for the ADVENTURE TOUR.
For available tour times, check out the calendar link located at the top of this page
Offered during JULY & AUGUST.
Offered 4 days/week: on WED, FRI, SAT & SUN, 12:30pm - 4:30pm.
A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants are required for the tour. Groups are combined to meet the minimum.
FOOD, FOSSILS, FINE CRYSTALS & FUN
After exploring the caves, relax in one of our large family swings or enjoy homemade fudge in our wooded picnic areas. Uncover museum grade bones in the free Dino-Dig or discover an extensive Rock Shop that offers many fine crystals, gems, fossils and book-ends and 8 diamond saws to cut Mexican Geodes for you - each with a beautiful design.
Play the 18 hole Introduction to Disc Golf Course with new vista views of Trout Brook. Enjoy finding gems, fossils or arrowheads by Gemstone Mining or put on a hardhat & light and keep the treasures you find in the Gold Rush Mine or Crystal Quest Mine. Try your climbing skills on the Caveman Challenge Bouldering Wall .
Fish feeding, jewelry making or decorating walking sticks are additional fun activities for the kids.
Interested in bringing back a special gift beyond what you find in the usual tourist shops? Check out our shop !
GROUPS & EVENTS
Covered Pavilions, Grills, Playground Areas, Trout Pond and Bus Parking make Stone Bridge Park a great choice for creating a special memory. Snack bar food is available on site and box lunches can be pre-ordered.
More than 40 flavors of Soft Ice-Cream are available at the Stone Bridge Artisan Shop & Ice Cream Stand, located just 2.5 miles away on Rt 9.
Great for Scouts, School Field Trips, and other Organizations.
CABIN RENTAL UNITS
Inquire about special pricing or availability of rental cabins. Rentals available from late May - mid Oct only.
WI-FI HOT SPOT
Stay connected during your stay. Througout the park, our wireless Internet solutions provide FREE access for visitors and guests.
MAP OF THE PARK
Click on MAP of the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park to view a layout of the trails and park activities.