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High Falls Gorge

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Hazlet, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Smithville, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went to High Falls Gorge during an off time: there wasn't enough snow to go snowshoeing, but it wasn't warm enough for all the hiking trails to be open. The only trail we could walk was the regular waterfall trail, which was beautiful but took us less than an hour to complete and only that long because we stopped... More 

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JENKINTOWN, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It requires some walking, but it is a wonderful view of the the Gorge. The water looks like buttermilk pouring over the rocks with all the spashing and mist. You are so close you feel the water splashing.

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TORONTO
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

While the scenery is beautiful and the falls are wonderful, the cover price is quite expensive for approximately 1-hour to tour the place. There is an optional picnic area and dependent on your time, you can get a stamp to come back the next day. Attractions should include a family price in order to attract more visitors

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a very scenic place with some nice bush walks and waterfalls. But I found the waterfalls largely underwhelming for some reason. They were more like skinny rapids the didn't have the real presence and power that falls such Niagara have. Someone else paid for my ticket so I can't comment on cost. But if you like nature then... More 

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