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Windy River Cave

Cave Type: Horizontal

Rock Type: Beldens marble, Bascom formation

Description: This cave was discovered in 2015 by the Berkshire Area Diggers Association. It is formed in unusually undeformed, thin-bedded marble and alternates between wide hands-and-knees crawlways and walking-height stream passage, a rare developmental pattern for Vermont. The cave also has numerous rare and delicate formations that are also unusual for the state.

Windy River is privately owned and not open without permission.

Difficulty: Moderate – the passages are easy, but extreme care is required to avoid damaging the many delicate formations

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