Please join us for a choose your own adventure mini decompression. You’re welcome to come for the entire adventure or pop in mid-day. The vineyard is about 2/3 of the way to the cave. (It is a 35 min drive, or 27 miles from the Vineyard to the Cavern.)
Sunday, October 15 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Noon: BYO Picnic Lunch with optional $10 Wine Tasting at New Market Plains Winery
2:30 pm: Crystal Grottoes Caverns Tour ($20 cash only)
New Market Plains Vineyards
11111 West Baldwin Rd, New Market, MD 21774
$10 to taste 7 wines
New Market Plains Vineyards farm has remained in the family since the 1760’s. Vineyards were replanted in 2012 with a first vintage of 2014. Planted varieties include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Muscat Blanc, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
** Tip: Bring a blanket, binoculars, bread, cheeses, crackers, chocolates, fruit, meat, spreads, & utensils.
Crystal Grottoes Caverns
19821 Shepherdstown Pike.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
A tour is a 30-45 minutes long walk, and starts every 30 minutes.
$20 – Adults
$10 – Children 11 or under
Instead of the rock washing away from moving water, the Crystal Grottoes Caverns were formed by groundwater that dissolved through the limestone at a rate of 10 feet per year. Also known as solution caves because of this formation process, the Crystal Grottoes Caverns are the only commercialized caverns on the east coast to have formed in a syncline through this process.
**Tips: wear hiking shoes, bring a headlamp & flashlight, bring clothes to be comfortable in the caves (52 degrees F), bring a water bottle
Cave rules: no touching the formations & no taking videos
Approximately 1.5 hour drive from Baltimore
Directions From Interstate 70
* On Interstate 70, take exit 35 to Boonsboro.
* Follow signs to Boonsboro on MD State Route 66.
* Turn left at second traffic light on Alt. 40.
* Follow 6 blocks to 3rd light.
* Turn right on MD State Route 34.
* Crystal Grottoes is located 2 miles on the left.
)'( All are welcome to this event )'(