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Address: 4761 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-946-2278
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Description: Suddenly, you are worlds away, strolling through pristine forests and...
Suddenly, you are worlds away, strolling through pristine forests and intimately close to four splendid waterfalls. Arrive curious, leave transformed by the forces of nature that created this spectacle. Eight miles East of Lake Placid, High Falls Gorge is an affordable way to relax and refresh among some of the most stunning sights in the Adirondacks.
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Beautiful gorge and falls

Great walk through a steep gorge that has a long history of visitors. There are walkways attached to the side of the gorge, some with glass floor panels so you see the raging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Wauconda, Illinois
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This privately owned property is really a cool place to visit. The walkway that surrounds the gorge brings you really up close and personal to the water. There are even a couple of see through platforms that inch you out over the waterway, so that is pretty cool. There are informative signs throughout the walk and some really pretty trees... More 

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Cornwall, Ontario
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Awesome natural scenery at its finest. A bit of a challenging walk along a 1/2-mile long trail with some slopes and stairs for those with physical challenges, but what a spectacular trail to behold. As a water resources engineer, I thoroughly recommend this as a must do for those with middle-age kids. Just beautiful.

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Moira, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great walk through a steep gorge that has a long history of visitors. There are walkways attached to the side of the gorge, some with glass floor panels so you see the raging currents beneath. To extend the walk the return route can be taken through the woodlands which is also pleasant. There is also a small café (Beer and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. They have a small treasure hunt for kids which really helps them learn about nature. Also some nice trails to wonder around in.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've visited Lake Placid at least a dozen times, and a visit to High Falls Gorge is always at the top of my list. The views are spectacular, and there is very little walking (though a lot of steps) between viewing areas. There are also beautiful paths for hiking in the nearby woods. A great place to spend a couple... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We picked this snow hike because it was closest to Lake Placid. It was just enough to hike around without our 2 kids (7 & 6) complaining they were tired. We saw it after a snow fall and it was just breath taking. We cant wait to come back and see it in the summer months. It was an easy... More 

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Nesconst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

family went to whiteface so i was alone for the day. i decided to go snow shoeing and since i was alone my hotel said to go to the gorge. first thing i have to say is everyone was so friendly. i felt so comfortable even though i was alone. the gorge is pretty but i am afraid of heights.... More 

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Cadyville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to High Falls Gorge several times and enjoyed it each time. I was disappointed to see some of the reviews discussing the pricing, which is what is prompting me to write this review. Here is some little known information. The Gorge, a privately owned venue, had been devastated by two major floods in 2011. The second flood... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice walk in the woods along the river and cool waterfalls. Kids received a nice prize for correct answers to their game. They loved that! Nice store with food at the end - however it had overpriced souvenirs. If not all guests are hiking, it nice to sit by the fire while waiting for your group to finish.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It cost our group of 3 $14 EACH to get in. The views of the falls were okay, but not great. There is no reason to pay for this when there are many free trails to falls in the area, not to mention that you could see these falls from the road. I would never do it again. Waste of... More 

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Additional Information about High Falls Gorge

Address: Address: 4761 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-946-2278
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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