Use the dropdown to jump to a different tour leg.

10. Side Trip to an Ancient Stone Quarry

To reach the Ancient Indian Soap Stone Quarry go to the jct. of East River Rd. and Rte. 318, take a left on Rte. 318 / Rte. 181 north, at the 318 and 181 split, take Rte. 181 north for .5 mi., take a left on Park Road. The entrance trail is marked by a blue and red blaze. Hiker parking is on the left.

Follow the blue and red blazes into the woods for ten minutes. Take a left onto the blue blazed side trail. Just beyond the ruins of a coal miner's shelter the trail turns to the right and begins a short ascent to an impressive outcrop of ledge. The face of the ancient soapstone quarry is three minutes beyond the outcrop.

Native Americans worked this quarry 4,000 years ago for at least 1,000 years. Retrace your steps.