SNOWSHOE TOURS OF THE STONE BRIDGE CAVE ENTRANCE AND SURROUNDING PROPERTY (10am-4pm, Friday-Sunday ONLY), with a special Saturday Moonlight Evening Tour offered at 6pm (by prior reservation only). Monday-Thursday available for GROUPS (15 or more) by PRIOR RESERVATION. Click on for RATES and additional information.
Currently 12.5 miles of trails are available for exploration, including part of our summer trail going over the Stone Bridge and down to Mediation Isle for a close up view of the Stone Bridge, Sawmill waterfalls and ice flows. Other trails include geological features new to our tour, including: sinkholes, large glacial erratic boulder, & vertical ledges. Also see more evidence of the local residents : lots of large trees and stumps (felled by beavers), small cave dens, & lots of tracks in the snow (deer, rabbits, squirrels, bobcats, coyotes, turkeys, fishers, pine martins, and more).
WHAT TO BRING: Good hiking boots (& gaiters if lots of snow), layered clothing, hat/gloves, bottled water, backpack or fanny pack.
SNOWSHOES: Bring your own snowshoes & poles or rent them here ($5.00/day), call ahead to reserve (518-494-2283)
OPTIONAL "Good idea" ITEMS: Headlamp, cell-phone, 2-way walkie-talkie, compass, whistle.
DOGS: Due to the nature of the trails (some narrow ramps etc), and due to insurance regulations, dogs are not allowed on the trails.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: DAY PASS - Plan on walking at 1-2 miles/hour, so if you want to explore most of the property, please arrive before 1pm. Last tickets sold at 3pm.
GET A SEASON PASS for an additional $5.00 (to the day pass admission) and return as many times as you like all season!
SAT EVENING MOONLIGHT TOUR - Call first (518-494-2283) to make reservations and to verify the weather (for example, we will not offer a tour in the middle of a snowstorm, as visibility would be minimal). Plan on a minimum of 2 hours. Please arrive by 5:45pm for the 6pm tour. The tour is guided but you have a choice of how much to do (can go back to lodge at any time via Trout Brook Trail). Good idea: Bring an additional hand-held flashlight to view more of the trail, new LED ones are quite bright and batteries last a long time. A campfire, marshmallows and hot drinks are available upon your return.