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Went exploring today trying to find this mine. Found Hamilton mine a d some huge cuts in the rock but couldn't find the enterance to sunkin mine. Anyone ever been? Know where it is ?
 

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Thanks , that is the map I was using . the terrain is steep ,rocky and there are huge deep cuts taken from the rock you can fall into , i think i had to climb down more but it was getting steep i didnt want to climb down somewhere incouldnt climb back up. i found a map on wikiloc im gonna try another time with GPS leading the way.
It is a nice hike lots of places to explore .
 

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I grew up playing in those mines (teenage years). Isn't that area posted no trespassing?
 

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It was posted back in the late 70s/early 80s when I was hanging out there. We ignored the signs too. Quite a few years ago they closed the road (Sunken Mine Road?). Did they ever re-open it?
 

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It was posted back in the late 70s/early 80s when I was hanging out there. We ignored the signs too. Quite a few years ago they closed the road (Sunken Mine Road?). Did they ever re-open it?
Yes it's a seasonal road its open spring summer fall and they close it for the winter, any advice finding the sunken mine ?
 

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Yes it's a seasonal road its open spring summer fall and they close it for the winter, any advice finding the sunken mine ?
Going from my no longer so fantastic memory, if you go in from Denny Town Road, winding past the turtle pond on the left, down the hill and the road curves to the right (crossing a small stream). You should see an open expanse ahead of you. The trail to the various mine shafts is to the left. You should see a bunch of slag dumped into the field from the old copper mine. You'll need to head up somewhat as you go.

There are lots of smaller openings along the route. But there is one large opening acting as the mouth of the mine. We used to climb down into it, dragging a case or two of beer with us, as the temperature is a good 10-20° cooler as you get into the mine. It's usually flooded though, so you can't get too far in.

Hope this makes sense.
 

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Also, if you go to the top, there is (what we called) Hidden Lake. Beautiful lake, we used to fish and swim in.

If you should travel further down Sunken Mine Road, there is a trail leading to (what we called) Sky High. About a mile up, fairly steep climb (again we carried coolers of beer with us). You can see The Hudson River and even Indian Point on a clear day from there.
 

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Also, if you go to the top, there is (what we called) Hidden Lake. Beautiful lake, we used to fish and swim in.

If you should travel further down Sunken Mine Road, there is a trail leading to (what we called) Sky High. About a mile up, fairly steep climb (again we carried coolers of beer with us). You can see The Hudson River and even Indian Point on a clear day from there.
Thansk Yes your directions make sence, I've been to hidden lake following the three lakes trail ,it is nice there.
 

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Thought about going today, bringing my camera. Then realized I can't legally carry while there. Stupid NY gun laws!

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Found the mine today was amazing picture do it no justice . Was like standing in front of an open fridge the air was so cold .
 

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That's the place! Many a beer were had there in my youth.
 
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