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Adirondack Extreme Adventure is the largest AERIAL tree top adventure park in the United States. Have you found your inner monkey? Join them up in the trees in Beautiful Bolton Landing, NY. Click here to see photos on Facebook of the new Motivation Course that was recently built.

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Central New York  is home to some very unique geologic wonders only found here.

Take Schoharie County’s Howe Caverns, for example. A prehistoric underground cavern six million years in the making, Howe Caverns is 156 feet below the Earth’s surface. Some newer additions to the mysterious limestone formations, the stalactites and the stalagmites include the Howe High Adventure Ropes Course, an aerial adventure; the four-tower Zip Lines, offering scenic views from up to 40 feet in the air; and the Howe Caverns Mining Company, a new 6,000-square-foot area filled with gemstones, fossils and arrowheads. Secret Caverns, also in Schoharie County, features a magnificent 100-foot underground waterfall beneath the hills of the Central New York Region.

In the rocks forming the Herkimer Diamond Mines, beautiful double-terminated quartz crystals, Herkimer Diamonds, can be found. These phenomenal gemstones, which are indigenous to Herkimer County, are believed to be close to five hundred million years old. The crystals appear to have been precision cut by man with their diamond-like geometrical shape; hence the name “Herkimer Diamonds.”

Nestled amidst 72 acres of woodlands in Montgomery County, lies the spectacular 45-foot-high Canajoharie Gorge. The gorge is a geologic wonder, home to fossils of ancient creatures encrusted in its walls of shale and granite. Canajoharie is known as the “pot that washes itself,” named by the Mohawk Indians because of the creek’s limestone bed.

200 Waterfalls in Central & Western NY

Some majestic waterfalls in the Central New York Region include the 167-foot Chittenango Falls in Madison County, Chenango County’s Rexford Falls in Sherburne and Oneida County’s Oriskany Falls, which is actually a village whose name is derived from a waterfall on a nearby stream. As a main attraction of Chittenango Falls State Park, Chittenango Falls was caused by the glacial sculpting of 40 million-year-old bedrock. (These, and many more waterfalls are featured in the guidebook “200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York – A Finders’ Guide.”)

For more information on any of the natural wonders of the Central New York Region mentioned here, or to plan a visit, please stop by www.JustGoCNY.com.

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