When the summer months are here, typically tourists and Mainers alike want to find their way to the coast. But if you're looking for something off the beaten path, and truly unique, perhaps it's time to plan a trip to Maine Mineral Adventures in Woodstock, Maine.

Maine Mineral Adventures takes people young and old, first-timer or inexperienced to some local mines around Woodstock to search for hidden gems and other spectacular "treasures" that can be gleaned. These mines have been in Maine forever, but most people don't even know they exist!

Oh, but don't pack your bag and headlamp and start your trek alone. Most of the mines and quarries in Maine are privately owned and operated. Maine Mineral Adventures has access to them courtesy of the property owners. And in case you're thinking that your efforts will be fruitless, a quick check to their Facebook page shows new pictures and updates of people finding some truly spectacular gems.

Your digging skills could unearth some stunning tourmaline or pink quartz. It's happened before and it's bound to happen again. Maine Mineral Adventures is open from May through October and accepts reservations for those that need to quench their treasure hunting thirst.

Ok, so maybe you won't get rich, but it's all about the adventure, right Indiana Jones?

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