Secret Caverns

Howes Cave, NY

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Address: 671 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092, USA How do we get there? Number: 617 742 0494
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About this activity

Welcome to the Secret Caverns! Shhhh....can you keep a secret?

Deep underground, where people move and go about their daily lives, are mysterious halls which have been carved by the hands of time. Rarely seen by human eyes, the Secret Caverns are ready for you to be one of the few who have experienced such an amazing place!

Anyone who visits the cave and enjoy a tour, from 45 minutes to an hour, which will be guided, and very informative. Head through unsullied but accessible passageways which date back to prehistoric times. Stalactites are found clutching to the ceiling, and stalagmites can be found piercing the ground. 

Do you know how these amazing formations are made? Do you know what flowstone is? If not, best head out on to one of the tours to find out what that is! (You'll discover many more facts too along the way!)

Journeying about 1/2 mile, you descend 103 steps to a lighted concrete walkway, and you get an intimate view of prehistoric fossils and those spectacular formations. 

The tour ends at a very magical and impressive 100ft waterfall - all underground! It truly is a wonder of nature.

Since the caves were discovered in 1928, they have hosted a range of American roadside travelers and explorers - so it really does have a rich history! 

So get ready for that underground adventure at the Secret Caverns, and discover all the secrets hidden within! 

Can you keep a secret?

Activity location


These wonderful secret caverns are located 35 miles west of Albany, NY, between U.S. route 20 and route 7.

Just take the I-88 to exit 22, and follow the signs. They are 5 miles east of Cobleskill, NY off route 7.

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Free Under

6 years of age


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Secret Caverns FAQ’s

Whilst you can touch the formations (not like most of the US cave systems) still be careful not to damage them. The caverns do their best to protect and manage these amazing wonders.

Strollers are not permitted

Tours depart every 15 - 20 minutes after the purchase of the ticket.

They have group rates so take advantage! What an amazing experience for kids to learn about geology and some of the worlds most fascinating features.

Strollers are not permitted

Make sure you take a bottle of water with you to keep hydrated!

If you are unsure, call ahead, but there are 103 stairs to enter and exit the caves

The caverns are 50 degrees all year round, so a jacket is recommended, and bring comfy walking shoes.

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