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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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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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Nice little hike with great views

It was more beautiful than I expected. The stairs and walkways were right beside the water and yet we felt very safe. If you didn't want to or couldn't take the stairs there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy O
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Hamilton, Canada
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Maine
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163 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit out of our way to see this Falls on our bike trip, but it was worth every extra mile. Absolutely Beautiful and Amazing! Lots to see. Lots of "Ahh, Ohh & wow's" with every step. The small glass walkout was different, kinda creepy and so fun at the same time. A Must See!

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Middle Village, New York
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To hike the falls in winter is absolute peace. The frozen waters and blue ice are an amazing experience. The trails are easy the views spectacular.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was more beautiful than I expected. The stairs and walkways were right beside the water and yet we felt very safe. If you didn't want to or couldn't take the stairs there is a flatter, easier pathway but the views aren't nearly as good. The area is smaller and is fenced in so you can't go far but you... More 

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Colorado
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow, their happy hour is outstanding, there were three appetizers for happy hour at $3, we had the brisket bites which came with fries - excellent, we also had wine and beer at excellent prices, our friends were deciding on dinners which looked great when they came out, the bar tender Kevin is great, very knowledgeable about their food and... More 

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Dover Plains, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to take the children . Really shows off the splendor of the Adirondacksand it's natural wonders . A little overpriced but if you have the extra coin it is worth it .

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk through some incredible gorge and waterfall views. It was very cool to see what the power of water will do. It was a little pricy considering the length but if you consider the restoration work they have had to do after previous floods it makes sense.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It was a little wintery, but there was a bonfire, with lots of marshmallows to roast. We were given grip for shoes as the path was a little slippy. Was a nice morning out the falls were pretty with snow all around. Staff were pleasant and very friendly!

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West Hempstead, New York
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

With the lack of snow in the area after Christmas, we decided to take a trip to High Falls Gorge. Kids had fun and the views were nice. The YakTrax for the shoes were necessary, as it iced the night before.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It was snowing lightly when we visited so the road was a little slippery, but nonetheless the view was incredible with the snowflakes mixed in with the splash of the waterfall!

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Plattsburgh
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend took me here on our way to whiteface. It was a quick visit. Pricy. Really beautiful to see if you have never been, but cannot imagine bringing an entire family due to the price. Only took a few minutes to finish the entire trail.

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