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Two Day-Trips for Local Adventurers

Check out these great Capital Region getaways.

Howe Caverns
255 Discovery Dr., Howes Cave
518.296.8900; howecaverns.com
Howe Caverns nabbed an impressive Bestie for Seasonal Event after hosting its first ever totally immersive haunted cave tour. The experience turned its beautiful show cave into The Underworld at Howe Caverns last fall, leading up to Halloween. Only the bravest entered a world of creatures, monsters, and demons 156 feet below the Earth’s surface. The Underworld at Howe Caverns exceeded expectations in its first year, with sold out evenings and rave reviews. Now, the caverns’ award-winning creative production team is already hard at work on the 2021 Underworld, which will run weekends in the month of October. Of course, Howe Caverns offers Traditional Cave Tours all year long, along with its state-of-the-art escape room, Howe To Escape! New for 2021: an easy online ticketing system that enables guests to purchase tickets at their convenience, bypassing busy phone lines. Visit the attraction’s website for event updates and to purchase tickets.

Apple Barrel Store + Cafe
115 State Rt. 30A, Schoharie
518.295.7179; shopapplebarrel.com
Originally opened as a farm stand after the end of WWII, Apple Barrel Store + Cafe has become one of Upstate New York’s premier destinations. Today, the store and award-winning cafe encapsulate nearly 6,000 square feet and feature the best in home décor, gifts, fashion and gourmet food products. Whether you want to shop, eat or simply spend a few hours browsing and being inspired, The Apple Barrel comes together at the intersection of rural and urban, exemplifying the upstate lifestyle and making it the perfect excursion for your next rainy day or sunny afternoon—patio will be open for spring!

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