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Thu 20 Oct
Minnewaska Homeschoolers: Hike the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point
Thursday, October 20, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Educators for an adventurous hike to the Ice Caves at Sam's Point, where the air is always a comfortable 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This nearly four-mile hike includes one steep hill on a carriage road, but the reward of walking through the cool, dark, talus cave is worth the effort. While in the cave, educators will explain the geology of this unique natural area and why it's so special. The footpath section of this outing does include two primitive ladders and a steep stone staircase, which some may find challenging. Plan to bring food and water and we'll have lunch on the trail. This program is recommended for families of all ages who are capable of hiking this distance and terrain. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.