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Howe's Cave, New York
Where we stayed:
KOA Herkimer, in a Kamping Kabin. Tenting and RVs are welcome. Kottages have private bathrooms and full kitchens. Pool, creek, picnic shelter, playground, field, camp store.
Derhams explore the cave with guide and anonymous strangers
"Many sink down into Underworld...but few return to the sunlit lands." C. S. Lewis in The Silver Chair
Rest Rooms, gem shop, candy shop, vending machines. Howe caverns are very commercial, and well paved. No strollers or back carriers are allowed, and some of the cave is quite narrow. The tour is 80 minutes long, and includes a short boat ride. Bring a jacket--it's cool down there!
cavern lobby and gem shop
More cave photos--next time we bring a better camera:
Fiction (segments in caves or mines--thrilling!):
For the car ride or an evening listen:
Journey under Narnia and the northern lands in The Silver Chair, including an underground boat ride (CD), or journey through Glew's cave in The Castle of Llyr...will Taran and friends escape? (cassette)
Non-fiction and a video for young and not-so-young:
For fun and safety:
Erie Canal (Read the TrekOpinion here)
Baseball Hall of Fame (Read the TrekOpinion here)
Herkimer Diamond Mines (Read the TrekOpinion here)
Other great caving opportunities:
Directory of Caves and Caverns in the USA
Mineral Information Institute (free stuff, and stuff for sale)
Gem Clubs in the US
U. S. Geological Survey
Pan for gold at Home!
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