I'm from Montréal (Canada) and I often going in Albany area for caving. This area that contains many caves, small to medium-large. You can spend a lot of time there. You can join us in next NRO (http://caves.org/region/nro/
) in May 20-22. It is a biennial (spring/autumn) gathering from North East area which is organized by a local Grotto. You can meet lots of people including those in Quebec and Ontario.
Don’t go in NY caves immediately, they are almost all closed until May 1 because of White-nose Syndrome Infection. You can see the protected caves purchased by NCC (http://www.necaveconservancy.org
Bienvenu dans la région et au plaisir de se rencontrer.