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Aeolus Cave (Dorset Bat Cave)

Cave Type: Horizontal with vertical areas

Rock Type: Columbian marble, Shelburne formation

Description: Aeolus Bat Cave, also known as Dorset Bat Cave and Green Peak Cave, is owned by the Nature Conservancy. This cave used to house large numbers of bats, including Myotis Sodalis. It is still Vermont’s longest known cave and most significant natural hibernaculum. The cave contains an easier upper level, historically know, and a much more challenging lower level with tight crawls, large rooms, and abundant formations (the bulk of the cave, discovered in 2001). The cave is gated and not open to public visitation.

Difficulty: Challenging

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