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“Fun Afternoon Out for the Whole Family.”

Ringing Rocks County Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 12, 2014

We arrived at this park around 10AM and found plenty of parking in the small lot. I would say if you come around 11 or noon, you will be hard pressed to find parking. There is a porta potty when you come into the park, which is great for emergencies, but do yourself a favor and stop at the general store down the road and use their bathroom on the way. The boulder field in the park is only a short walk from the entrance. It was fun for the whole family to bang on the rocks to find the ones that ring. We found that wrenches made better tools for that and not the hammers. We spent about two hours on the boulder field before proceeding to take a short hike to the falls. It was pretty, and peaceful over there so we had a picnic at that area on a rock. Def wear shoes with good ankle support for the bounder field. Also if you are scared of spiders, this is not the place for you, there were tons everywhere, but none venomous, just watch where you put your hands when scrambling across the rocks.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a hard time finding this place but once we did, parked, and hiked the short walk to the hidden rock field (dirt path about a quarter of a mile from the parking.) We had brought a bag with some pvc pipe, small hammers, and a few pieces of pipe in varying thicknesses. The four kids immediately began clamboring over the field of rocks, tapping them with the implements to find the ones which sounded metallic and "rang" in different tones. It was a weekday, and we were almost the only ones there. My kids had such a great time inventing songs together. They were mesmerized by them! I sat on a large rock near the trail and watched them. They got exercise and a lesson in geology. I recommend this place for an hour or two on a nice day.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Forgive my cheese title... anyway. If you are within an hour radius of here on your travels.. it's worth a peek (If you have time to kill.) The boulder field is fascinating and it really is fun to hit the rocks.. not a lot of parking spots.. and a port-a-potty is available.. but it's a nifty place to spend an hour or two just looking around.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Here's a unique attraction in the quaint and bucolic little town of Upper Black Eddy. An ancient boulder field where the rocks have some kind of special quality (iron content?) that makes some of them sound a musical tone when struck. We went on a recent Sunday and the parking lot was quite crowded, but we found a little nook cut out of the woods right beyond the lot where we parked.

A short walk down the path leads to an outer-wordly sight of huge rocks strewn across a giant field. We heard a cacophony of different tones as the rock-climbers searched for musical rocks in the field. We brought good sturdy shoes for climbing, some hammers and equally important, EYE PROTECTION. Our local friends who brought us here first made sure we each had a pair of sunglasses or goggles on, since striking the rocks may cause tiny pieces to fly, presenting an eye hazard.

As the other reviewers have noted, many rocks don't lay flat (have points sticking up) and may move when walked on, so good shoes and caution is a must. Not for the handicapped, pregnant, extremely elderly or unfit people or tiny tots.

3  Thank MrsPine
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

I'm not really sure if there's anywhere else in the world where you can bang on rocks that produce metallic sounds, but it's local, interesting, and has even been listed in several books. It's not as big as the boulder field by Whitehaven, but it's still a nice little park for mild hiking and jumping from rock to rock.

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