Cool, unique, different are a few words that come to mind when thinking about cave exploration / spelunking. Colorful mineral deposits, unique rock structures and the awe of earlier exploration expeditions are some to the intriguing points. New York State offers its share of cave experience opportunities!
Howe Caverns (howecaverns.com) in the Catskills, Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Park (stonebridgeandcaves.com) in the Adirondack Park and Lockport Cave near Niagara Falls of NY maybe the most visited, but keep in mind the other trip options.
Cave of the Winds (New York) (geo:43.082273,-79.071436)
Clarksville Cave (geo:42.57786,-73.964081)
Howe Caverns (geo:42.696236,-74.398577) / & nearby Secret Caverns
Lockport Cave (geo:43.170725,-78.692622)
Sam's Point Preserve/Ellenville Fault Ice Caves (geo:41.676165,-74.354911)
Tory Cave (Albany, New York) (geo:42.656055, -74.014077)