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Explore Caves In The White Mountains

Jun 22, 2023 12:58PM ● By Rose Terami
If you’re a kid growing up in the Upper Valley (or already a grown-up), visiting New Hampshire’s glacial caves is an unspoken rite of passage. It’s a family-friendly field trip that also makes for a great educational adventure!

In the White Mountains, you can explore historic glacial boulder caves in a few different places. One popular destination is Polar Caves Park at 705 Route 25 in Rumney. This spot features nine glacial caves to observe and explore, including a tight cave to squeeze through if you dare! Polar Caves Park is open daily, with general admission starting at $15.

Another option for cave exploration is the Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves located at 1712 Lost River Road in North Woodstock. Open daily, Lost River Gorge offers a Forest Adventure Trail, treehouse, and suspension bridge, throughout the natural display of glacial boulders, caves, and waterfalls. Tickets start at $23 for ages four and up when you book online in advance.

If you’re one for some elevation, you can also explore the summit caves at Loon Mountain Resort located at 60 Loon Mountain Road in Lincoln. You’ll ride the White Mountain Express Gondola to the top of the mountain, where you’ll find a series of granite caves formed during the last ice age. Gondola tickets are available for purchase online and start at $29 per person.

Suffice it to say, you won’t want to miss exploring the glacial caves in the White Mountains of New Hampshire this summer. Young or young at heart, you’ll remember this adventure for years to come.

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