Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

About Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago.

Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery.

An adventurous playground, equipped with a play structure, swings and a merry-go-round, is now located near the visitor center.

Leashed dogs welcome. 


  • Family Friendly

What's In The Neighborhood?

Restaurants &
  • Pleasant Valley Country Club
  • National Grill
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Things To Do
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Places To Stay
  • Kings Family Campground
  • Old Holbrook Place
  • Putnam House Bed and Breakfast
  • Sutton Falls Camping Area
  • Econo Lodge - Sutton
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