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“A natural mystery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ringing Rocks County Park

Ringing Rocks County Park
Ringing Rocks Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Parks, Outdoors
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Northeast US
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A natural mystery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

This is one of the largest diabase boulder fields in the Eastern United States. There are many theories of its creation, including comets, radioactivity, etc., but no one knows for sure. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, preferably with ankle support. My two kids, ages 10 and 8, were able to scamper across the boulders easily enough, and they loved trying to determine which rocks would ring. Why some rocks ring when struck with a hammer and others don't, is also a mystery. Follow the entrance path to the right and you'll find a waterfall and a fascinating wall of layered rock. There are a few picnic tables to enjoy your lunch and a Port A Potty. A great, FREE way to spend an afternoon.

Visited November 2011
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Brooklyn, New York
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“UNreal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

It was really marvelous the rocks ring-you MUST go there-you Would love it!!! so anyway g2g

Visited April 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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“Great way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

The walk to the ringing rocks is very short and easy. After you've enjoyed the rocks (don't forget to bring a hammer!) you can go further down the trail for another 5-10 minutes and you get to a very nice little waterfall.
There's a picnic area by the parking lot so basically you can spend there a few hours.
The Philadelphia Premium Outlets are nearby if you're into shopping.

Visited June 2011
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Nice, free attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We used Google Maps to navigate here - be careful that you select Ringing Rocks COUNTY park and not STATE park! Also, Google nav will tell you to turn on Highview Lane, which is incorrect. Make sure you turn on Ringing Rocks Rd instead.

Like most of the visitors, we went to this park for the ringing rocks, so this review is only about the quarry section of the park. Don't forget your hammer! If in a pinch, wenches work too (as long as it's all metal). Wear sneakers and be prepared to climb and clamber over a stone quarry, experimenting with various rocks along the way. Thankfully, you don't have to venture too far in to join in on the fun. If you're bringing kids, you should note that at least in the parking area I was at there were no restrooms - only an (extremely) smelly & gross port-a-potty.

Visited August 2011
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Harrisville, Rhode Island
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Nice Little place to visit with kids. FREE also. Must be able to climb, jump, walk over rocks (many rocks) Need to bring hammer. Something free and good for the kids to do. Hiking, walking trails and picnic areas

Visited June 2011
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