Purgatory Chasm State Reservation


General Information: Purgatory Rd
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Games & Athletics: Hiking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Hunting

Interest Areas: Environment / Nature

A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago.

Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery.

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Nov 2, 2010
Great place the Chasm trail is really for kids 12+, playground for little kids and plenty of rocks to climb. Decent sanitary facilities.   4

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