New York State

Ausable Chasm

Otherwise known as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, the Chasm offers groups a wide range of outdoor adventures. Tour guides lead groups on rock climbing, rafting, rappelling, and tubing excursions. Guided activities and tours are available, such as a two-part tour that takes groups on a hike through the upper chasm, and a scenic raft float or tube ride on the Ausable River. Adventure Trails lead thrill-seekers on cliff walks and over cable bridges, and mountain biking trails are great for rides with breathtaking views. Groups can rent scenic cottages all throughout the summer, and winter tour featuring (frozen waterfalls and a descent into the snow-covered chasm) are available for student and scout booking.
Contact Info 
Address: 2144 U.S. 9, Ausable Chasm, New York 12911. Clinton County. Tel: 518-834-7454. Website: Hrs: Vary.  
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue