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“Bring a hammer and hear the earth sing out” 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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Hopewell, New Jersey
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“Bring a hammer and hear the earth sing out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Worth the drive. This geological phenomenon is fun for all ages. When struck with a hammer or other metal object the rocks ring out.

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Plumsteadville, PA
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“Bring a hammer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We had no problem finding the park, it was well signed along the route.

Easy parking, easy access to its highlighted feature: the ringing rocks.

Wear smart shoes, it involves climbing over large boulders...an entire field of boulders. If you're not really into crawling on top of boulders, you can still ring a few rocks near the perimeter.

We had a great time.

Visited April 2011
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“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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