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High Falls Gorge

4761 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12946
518-946-2278
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Owner description: Suddenly, you are worlds away, strolling through pristine forests and intimately close to four splendid waterfalls. Arrive curious, leave transformed... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Long Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Extremely Overpriced for what it was...not impressed at all. You can see natural beauty like this anywhere during hikes and driving around the Adirondaks...

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Israel
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nice place. There are several easy walking options with concise and interesting explanations along the route. There are a few stairs to climb, not difficult. For the kids there's an activity to pan for gemstones or fossils (at additional cost) - success is guaranteed.

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New York City, New York
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't miss High Falls Gorge. It is near Whiteface mountain. The trail is 0.5 mile and is well marked. There is an easy way and an intermediate way. We learned a few things, like what made the tannish foam in the water, or how potholes were made. There were interesting notes along the way. One can also bring a brown... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Its only about one mile down the road from the entrance Little WhiteFace / WhiteFace Mountain and worth the visit. Its about 1/2 mile walk from where you pay, but the views of the Falls are great. Its beautiful.

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Blainville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The water falls are beautiful, but after 30 minutes, you are done and it cost you 11$. There is no other activity to do there.

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vallejo, ca
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We wanted to get some exercise so we veered left after the first bridge and took a path through the woods that climbs along the base of Whiteface Mt. The trail returned us to the "walk" maybe 100 ft from where we left it. The remainder of the walk was on crushed gravel walkways and/or well kept catwalks and bridges.... More

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Littleton NH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

another water gorge- but fun place to walk around. $11. pp to walk the gorge. You can take the 'easy path' or do the Gorge path which requires a bunch of steps Pretty views.

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Livonia, New York, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Gorge was nice, peaceful...they have paths for handicap accessible and those who can take the few flights of stairs down into the gorge. Great interactive quiz to keep the young kids engaged and learning about local ecosystems and they get a prize at the end if they get them all right! A small section has a glass floor over... More

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Pulaski, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A little pricey for the amount of time you can spend here but very beautiful walk. Loved the groomed trails and the view

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Saint Peters
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I took a group of young kids and an older person who has trouble walking. This is a great location for the entire family to enjoy. They have lots of places to sit and enjoy the gorge, rivers and falls. It does cost quite a bit to get in to the family owned attraction - but I am glad it... More

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