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Reasons to Visit Polar Caves Park

Polar Caves ParkThe wonders of nature are abundant when you visit the New Hampshire Lakes Region.  Guests staying at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast have so many opportunities to enjoy all of the area’s charm. The Inn On Golden Pond is convenient to many area attractions that highlight New Hampshire’s rustic beauty.  One popular place for visitors to explore is Polar Caves Park.


Polar Caves Park is located in nearby Rumney and  is a wonderful destination for visitors looking to explore the geology and geography of the New Hampshire Lakes Region. The park has several trails, gardens, mining activities and a petting zoo.  However, the centerpiece of Polar Caves Park is obviously its set of glacially formed granite caves. The park gets its name due to cool temperatures of the caves and the fact that snow may remain in the deepest of the caves even in the summer.  For tips and information on visiting Polar Caves Parks, click here. And read on to discover a few of the highlights of Polar Caves Park.



The caves at Polar Caves Park were formed by a glacier during the last ice age. The caves are granite and are joined by a series of staircases, passageways and boardwalks.  The view of the White Mountains from the top of the cave trail is something to be seen.


Nature Trails

On the way to the caves you travel through a pine forest on a trail that has signage educating visitors on the area’s geological history and the local Native American tribes that once settled there.  Also, there are trails located behind the Maple sugar house.


Sluice & Klondike Mines

Popular among families, there are two mining experiences to choose from.  You may purchase a bag of rough fossils and stones and pan for it using the on-site sluice or choose one of the Klondike mines, presented in a scavenger hunt for the family.


Petting Zoo Animals

Polar Caves Park is home to a small petting zoo.  The animals include a variety of pheasants and ducks as well as Fallow deer.


Maple Sugar House & Museum

You can satisfy your sweet tooth at the Polar Caves Park’s Maple Sugar House and examine the display of sugaring supplies that were used during the house’s time as an active producer of maple products.


Covered Bridge

The Kissing Bridge at Polar Caves Park is a classic example of a picturesque New England covered bridge.



After a day discovering all Polar Caves Park has to offer, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than the Inn On Golden Pond.  Our comfortable guest rooms feature classic country decor with all the modern conveniences travelers have come to expect in their home away from home.  And each stay includes our delicious breakfast each morning so you’re days in the New Hampshire Lakes Region will all start off on a bright note. For an exceptional experience in the Squam Lake, staying at a local bed and breakfast is a must and Inn On Golden Pond will make your trip truly special.


Image: Vintage Polar Caves Postcard courtesy Boston Public Library.