Go around the old wooden gate and follow the beaten path up the mountain for 450m. You will be crossing a stream two times so either bring your boots or be nimble and use the two fallen logs that have been placed in the river for crossing purposes.
The hike up is a bit steep and muddy so take your time. The cave entrance is small and plugged with ice in the spring and up to July 1st. There is touring company that takes groups thru the cave if you were interested (google it on the web).
Enjoy and bring your bug spray. The bats were flying in and out of the cave when I was there, but not enough of them since the bugs were winning.
This is probably one of my favorite caves. It has this amazing room about 100ft into the cave tunnel. It's a tight squeeze up and into it but the reward is awesome. Remember to cave wisely and be prepared.
Cave maps can be found at the NB Museum on Douglas Avenue in Saint John. Ask for Arseneault, S.P., Schroeder,J., Berube, D., and Albert,R. 1997. The Caves of Southwestern New Brunswick. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 97-7.
We have opted to withhold this info due to an attempt a restoring the echological balance of the area. As you can see below, there are land owners who do not want people tresspassing on their property. Thanks -Editor
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Posted By: tonyg
- Sun Jul 08 09:49:23 EDT 2007
CommentSorry, no. As I am sure you are aware, these are complex and sensitive ecosystems, and we wish to reduce traaffic to the absolute minumum. We are essentially refusing all requests for access for the next decade or so, to allow the site time to restore itself*, and to help obscure the location.
*This is one of the best, last, sanctuaries of bat hibernation in the province. Most of the good hibernation sites have been so over-visited that the bat population has suffered alarmingly. We want to ensure that the same thing does not happen here, so as much as I'd like to, I'm not even going underground, with any frequency, myself. As I say, in a few years, we may change that and allow limited, supervised access, but now, we have to say no to everyone.
Posted By: lacey_may
- Wed Jun 20 22:12:28 EDT 2007
CommentAs an environmentalist, biologist, naturalist, and avid caver I completely understand your frustrations with people mistreating your land. Would you be aposed to responsible people, such as myself, visiting the cave if before visiting permission was granted?
Posted By: tonyg
- Wed Jun 20 13:11:08 EDT 2007
DownsideClosed to the public, I am sorry to report.
CommentWhy? They build bonfires on private land, endangering my woodlot, litter (old ropes, gloves, and muddy clothing are left by cavers, at the rate of a garbage bag a week or so) and broken glass (to cut the dogs feet, nice!).
Trespassers will be prosecuted!
Please remove this listing, esp. our address, from your site.
Posted By: tonyg
- Tue Apr 24 09:35:05 EDT 2007
DownsideDue to littering and vandalism, this cave is now closed to the public.