Family Cave Adventure

Cave Adventure in New Hampshire

My daughter wanted to explore a cave for her birthday.  This is what precipitated our recent long weekend in New Hampshire because as you can probably guess based on your childhood attempts to build them in the sand, there are no caves on Cape Cod.  We went to the Polar Caves Park in the White Mountains.  They are glacial caves formed about 50 thousand years ago during the ice age and do not have stalagmites like limestone caves.  The Polar Caves Park is a well kept park with nice facilities, well maintained climbing bridges and walkways, and lots of extras including walking trails, pheasants and deer to feed, and a sluice for mining fossils and gems.  You will get your exercise here!  The caves are located  along a steep upward climb.  My son who is 4 1/2 needed hand holding as some areas are steep and a little slippery but he and I really enjoyed exploring the caves while the other 50% of my family’s biggest discovery was that caves make them feel claustrophobic.  “And that was supposed to be my birthday present!” my daughter said.  If you are planning a visit I highly recommend going in the fall.  The foliage is so beautiful and we practically had the place to ourselves!

Learn more about the Polar Caves Park in Rumney, NH at there website here.

Been on or planning a great family adventure?  Please share!


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  1. Cool gift!! Very memorable! I enjoy caves, as long as they’re not too small.

    My geology-loving husband took me to a cave restaurant for our first date over 15 years ago… and it was a good thing too as a huge tornado levelled a lot of buildings in the area while we enjoyed a romantic dinner (the lights did flicker!).
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  2. My son and I are going to be hiking the White Mountains in September, we will need to check this out! Is it easy to find?

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