New York Nature March 23, 2018
Most People Don’t Realize An Underground Lake Exists Right Underneath New York
Some of New York’s best attractions are the ones that take you away from it all and require you to go down some of our less-traveled roads. Like hidden treasure just waiting for you to find it, one of our state’s biggest attractions is full of fascinating views and mystery. Bringing you more than 100-feet below the earth’s surface, keep reading to learn about why Howe Caverns is so special.
First explored back in the spring of 1842, Howe Caverns is New York's most visited cave and can be found out in Schoharie County.
Today before you head underground, you can take a look at the layout of the cave and what you can expect to find down there.
Visitors will take an elevator ride down to the cave, where you'll eventually find yourself 156-feet below the earth's surface.
Well-lit with exciting colors that create an otherworldly setting, you'll get to see head-turning formations and stalactites that are absolutely mind-blowing.
But something people often don't realize until they actually come here and explore this place is that while you're enjoying these amazing cave tours, you'll also often have a waterfront view!
Passing by crystal-clear rivers of flowing water, you'll truly feel like you're on another planet while exploring Howe Caverns.
Most tours of the cave last about 90-minutes, with the first part of the journey being on foot.
Eventually, after you get deep into the cave, the tour takes an even more exciting and adventurous turn.
Visitors will get to hop on board one of Howe Caverns boats, taking you across an actual underground lake!
Formed several million years ago, Lake of Venus is an underground body of water right here in Howe Caverns.
A thrilling way to end an already exciting tour, you won't find any other place in our state where you can take an underground boat ride like this.
Treking 156-feet below the earth's surface, hopping in a boat and traveling across a lake that was formed several million years ago? Talk about the ultimate adventure! To find out more information about Howe Caverns,
How to get here:
255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave, NY 12092
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