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Whiteface Mountain

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Address: , Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone Number: 15189467175
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Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: Whiteface may have made its name in winter, it has the highest vertical...
Whiteface may have made its name in winter, it has the highest vertical drop in the east, after all but it does summer pretty well too. The warmer months make Whiteface a natural setting for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and ages, whether you're looking for an adrenaline rush or just an afternoon of beautiful views with your family. Take a hike along the Stag Brook Falls trail or Bear Den Mountain, play a round of Disc Golf and check out the area's most exhilarating, challenging Mountain Biking terrain. Or gather the family for an afternoon of taking it all in with a Scenic Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride to the summit of Little Whiteface. Drive the Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway to the summit, and lean into the Adirondack breeze as you marvel at the world below you.This well-known mountain offers exciting and scenic runs for skiers of all levels: Beginners do well on Easy Acres, which features its own ski school, novices and intermediates enjoy Little Whiteface, while experts head to the heart-pounding summit.
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Nature's absolute wonders! Spectacular!

Just about 5 miles uphill drive from toll gate and hikeable from a different hiking trail. A must see wonders of nature! View is spectacular and absolute magic form almost 5000... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just about 5 miles uphill drive from toll gate and hikeable from a different hiking trail. A must see wonders of nature! View is spectacular and absolute magic form almost 5000 feet above see level!

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long island
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71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

HI AGAIN---IT'S THE TRAVELIN' TRAVEL AGENTS FROM CONSUMERS TRAVEL WORLD! A beautiful summer day--a beautiful winding drive on a long and winding road takes you to a "castle" (with gift shop, of course!). You then proceed to walk through a dank and dimly-lit tunnel cut into the mountain in order to reach the elevator which takes you on a long ride... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the summit of Whiteface Mountain (using our Olympic Sites Passport) via the Veterans Memorial Highway. It was a beautiful drive, but nothing compared to the summit itself. We arrived planning to have lunch at the cafe. The brochure made it seem much more impressive than it was - basically counter service. But the food was quite good. We... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went up passing by Whiteface Landing along Lake Placid! A very steep hike but such a nice view! We camped on the lake aide and it was simply beautiful and relaxing! The only thing that bothered us was the huge amount of motor boats making noise on the Lake!

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Tad expensive but beautiful, breath taking view! It's a must see in lake placid! Take the extra time to take the drive up! Awesome experience!

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Houston, Tx
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lovely woods. Thoroughly enjoyed the many trails around the mountain, especially the trail leading up to the four cascades of Stag Brook Falls. Found a picnic table idyllically placed by a pool at the foot of one of the falls and we spent a perfect afternoon eating, reading, just enjoying the cool woods (though take mosquito spray). At the ski... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We started our adventure early in the morning only to turn around at the gate because the visibility was 0. We waited until later in the afternoon and got to the gate again with a 0 visibility but decided to take our chances because the sun was out and not a lot of clouds. To get to the top of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was the second time we stopped here, last year the weather was bad and we were told not to waste our money. This year, the weather was perfect. We paid the $31 fee for 2 adults and 2 children, then were told that the elevator was not working that day and that the 1/5 mile hike to the summit... More 

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Hauppauge, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We took the gondola ride up to the top of Whiteface Mountain and the view was absolutely amazing. It was well worth the $10 per person fee. You can then hike up to the summit which we almost did. We walked almost to the summit, but when we hit the rope to help pull you up the rest of the... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Don't miss the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway drive to the top of Whiteface Mountain. The views are unbelievable! Short hike up to the peak from the parking area near the top.

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