Vermont cave 'Devil's Den' only accessible during winter
A cave right in the middle of Burlington, Vermont is only accessible when weather conditions are just right.
it's known as the Devil's Den, or, more commonly, the Intervale Sea caves. It's absolutely gorgeous, so peaceful, a natural wonder that could make you forget for a moment or two. You're not far from all the city activity in Burlington, Vermont, just amazed, like where it's actually placed here in town. You don't see stuff like this, even throughout the United States, where it's actually right in town. Some 11,000 years ago, today's Champlain Valley was actually a C. It's receding waters, gradually polishing these contours and walls. We're seeing a lot more use this year, Cindy Whites, the park's director here. She tells us. Ah, lot of folks seemed to be tired of staying inside during the time of Cove in 19. So they're looking for a way to instead connect safely with friends and family in fresh air, where doctors say the virus is a lot less likely to spread. You can be outdoors, you know, with a friend or two, you know, just wearing your masks and keeping a little bit of distance so it allows it a little bit more social time. And here's what makes the spot a bit more special. The short window to visit, see the cave, sit within a natural area that's open to the public with a little walking. But because they're only accessible by the water and because a cattail marshes in your way, you can really only get here easily when long pond freezes over. When it does, you can stroll right up to the destination and even peek inside. Just be confident the ice is thick enough. First, it is upon to be careful, not a problem on our visit. I've never gone before or on my clue. Omagh's people are just getting out, and using the space is more so cool trying to combat cabin fever to some degree. And it's a cabin fever that's been built up all year, as opposed to just starting now, as he found, the new interest in this ancient feature reflects how a bit of an escape outside can mean so much to so many during the pandemic. And it's a good way for social distancing too