WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Whether you live in Upstate New York or you are looking to travel here for a weekend you might find this destination extremely exciting. Some may find it absolutely terrifying. Upstate New Yorkers are spoiled when it comes to some beautiful hiking locations. The "Grand Canyon of Upstate New York" is nearby. It is a breathtaking gem that should be on every hiker's bucket list.

You can get more info here: Where to Find Breathtaking 'Grand Canyon' of Upstate New York

We have beautiful hiking trails and even bizarre ones. In Watertown, New York there is a hike that reportedly leaves hikers in a time vortex.

You can get more info here: Trail in Upstate New York Town Reportedly a Time Vortex

One of the best things about a hike is getting to enjoy the outdoors but there's one hike in Ulster County that leads to a huge abandoned mine shaft. Did you know about this place? Would you check it out?

YouTuube: RnK All Day
YouTuube: RnK All Day

Explore the abandoned Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York.

You should never go into this mine without permission.

The mine is part of the Snyder Estate and is open for tours in fall and spring. The mine can be reached after a short hike. The mine is also used as an event space. The grounds also hold the Century House Museum and Carriage House.

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What did they mine for in this place? According to Wikipedia, The Widow Jane Mine reportedly mined for dolomite which is a source for magnesium. Dolomite is also a type of limestone which makes it popular for outdoor use with landscape design. It also has indoor home use as some builders use the material to make countertops. It was in operation from 1825 to 1970.

Here is a video tour of the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale that someone uploaded on YouTube.

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