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Polar Caves Park, Rumney

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Polar Caves Park is a set of glacially-formed caves located in New Hampshire's White Mountains region, in the United States. The caves were formed during the last ice age from granite boulders and are so named because the deepest cave is cold enough to allow snow to linger long into the summer.

The caves are a popular tourist destination. The park contains nine granite boulder caves connected by a series of boardwalks, a giant boulder maze, an animal park with European fallow deer and ducks, and a mining game for children. The caves are lighted, well-marked and relatively easy to traverse using walkways and stairs. They are naturally cool during the summer.

Polar Caves are located in the town of Rumney, along New Hampshire Route 25, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Interstate 93 in Plymouth.
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  • The wooden deck trails are well built and well maintained. This is a cool interface between nature and the built world where the constructed walkways make it easier for people to visit a rugged...  more »
  • So much fun! We weren't sure it was going to be more than walking thru some rocks. Pleasantly surprised at how much adventure, small spaces, crawling, long caves! All with lighting as needed and...  more »
  • A great place to spend a few hours! The caves are lots of fun and just challenging enough to make them memorable. Nice job with signs around the park pointing out objects of interest. Feeding the ducks and deer makes for some great photo ops with kiddos. Panning for gems and fossils is lots of fun, too! Good luck with the last cave on the tour!!
  • Wooden walkways leading to a number of walk through caves similar to the Lost River. Fun and should be accessible to most people as caves all have walk around minus a decent number of stairs. Some of the caves are very easy while a few are very challenging. It probably would be helpful if they indicated some sort if difficulty level. They also offer climbing walls.

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