Howe Caverns reopens for tours

Schoharie County

HOWES CAVE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Howe Caverns is reopen to the public for their popular cave tours. Visitors can go 150 feet below ground and see amazing formations carved by water over hundreds of thousands of years.

“We’re actually the second biggest natural attraction in New York State, and we welcome about 130,000 visitors a year,” Howe Caverns General Manager April Islip told NEWS10.

The cave is a popular spot for field trips and family fun. Some of these sights might sound familiar if you’ve visited in the past: an underground boat ride, a bridal altar with a calcite heart, and the grand pipe organ formation.

There’s also a rock formation nicknamed the “Rocky Mountains.”

“Lester Howe, himself, named them for the difficult way they had to navigate over them before the lights and walkways were put in,” Islip said.

You can reserve a spot for a tour or their Howe to Escape attraction online. They will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting May 14 through July 1.

Howe Glassworks and Howe High Adventure will not be opening this season.

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