Ellenville Fault Ice Caves


Ellenville, New York
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Posted by: mtbgreg1 on March 16, 2012


Description

This is the largest known open fault in the United States. During the summer, hiking trails to the ice caves are open to visitors. The caves are located in Sam's Point Preserve.

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Reviewed by Guest on July 3, 2012

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Easy hike, probably the best views for the least amount of work I can name. Blueberry bushes accompany the trails, and are delicious when in season. The caves are fun and well traveled. A great burst of cold air in the hot summer. There are other harder to get to caves in the area, that the public is discouraged from visiting as they take some skill to get to, and are rather dangerous. These however are not so dangerous. They used to be a tourist attraction, and have since been returned to nature which is great. Nothing but beautiful vistas! Perfect afternoon hike! I live locally and go there all the time still! One of those places that only gets better each time you go, instead of losing its appeal.
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