Northern New York Photo Index

In the eastern Adirondacks, there are a few areas where the metamorphasized sandstone has such a high content of soluble minerals that caves can form. The high elevation allows ice formations to persist into the summer in the caves.

There are extensive maze-like caves in the Watertown area as well.
photo of Ice Stalagmite A stalagmite formed of ice in an Adirondack Mountains cave.
On the Eastern slope of the Tug Hill plateau, a series of streams have cut deeply, forming narrow canyons called Gulfs.
photo of Whetstone Gulf One of the most famous is called Whetstone Gulf, shown here in winter.

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