For over 200 years, Natural Stone Bridge & Caves has been a favorite of nature-loving families. Jacob Van Benthuysen, an ancestor of the current owners, received the site in the 1700's for his Revolutionary War service. Today's visitors begin their self-guided tour at the site of the sawmill he erected on the river. They follow Trout Brook as it flows under the massive Stone Bridge, roars through Noisy Cave, disappears into mysterious Lost Pool Cave, and emerges into tranquil Artist's Gorge.
The extensive Rock Shop features crystals and minerals from around the globe, meteorites, unusual fossils, such as Siberian cave bear skulls and dinosaur eggs from China. The variety of geodes offered is one of the country's largest. Gem mining, geode popping, jewelry making and 'dino-digs' are additional activities.
At the Stone Bridge Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Stand, 37 soft ice cream flavors, homemade ice cream cakes, and fudge enhance birthday parties or add a refreshing touch after a wilderness hike.
Admissions are good all season, which is late May through Mid October. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is located on Stone Bridge Rd. in Pottersville, off Exit 26 of I-87. For additional information, visitors may call 518-494-2283 or visit the Web site at www.stonebridgeandcaves.com.
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