|About||The great cave of the Northeast is an underground world of stalagmites and stalactites that took millions of years to create.|
Imagine stepping into an elevator that takes you 156 feet below the Earth's surface. When the elevator stops, the doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern six million years in the making. As you exit into the Vestibule, your imagination takes hold.
The air down here is different. A constant 52 degrees Fahrenheit and 70-75% humidity, year round. As your eyes adjust to the underworld, shadows hide secrets in every crack and crevice. Every sound echos off the walls and ceiling, reminding you of just how deep you have descended and what surprises await you in this underground wonder!
You don't have to be a serious caver or spelunker to appreciate the geology of Howe Caverns. Your specially trained tour guide will help you negotiate the cave and learn more about the magnificent limestone stalagmites and flowstone, and the tremendous conservation effort underway to protect and preserve Howe Caverns for future generations.
When you've completed your tour, come back to the surface and mine for gemstones or crack open a geode to reveal your treasure at the Howe Caverns Mining Co.
From May through October you enjoy --Howe High Adventure--our 4 tower zip lines, ropes course, climbing wall and air jumper. (weather permitting)
You will also find above ground our Gift Shops, Rock Shop, Sweet Shop with homemade fudge and truffles, and our Cafe with delicious home-cooked food.
Plan your visit.... High in the Air or Deep in the Earth... you will find it all at New York State's Coolest Getaway...Howe Caverns!