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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, Outdoors
Owner description: Suddenly, you are worlds away, strolling through pristine forests and intimately close to four...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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JENKINTOWN, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Carmel, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The views were amazing, however, after we finished the trail, we were like- "Is that all"? The gift shop sells the absolute best incense! $1.75 for 5 is expensive, but worth it. And my daughter loved the rocks we brought back for her.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Having quite a long drive to our destination in front of us we decided on a leg-stretch here. And how nice it was. The falls were pretty spectacular but I would have loved to have seen them in "full spate" in the spring. We also opted to walk the 1-mile trail which was not over strenuous but a good bit... More 

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Watertown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The gorge was nice. I wish the observation areas were a bit larger. The adults seemed to want to trample the younger kids trying to look or read the signs for the Junior Ranger quiz the park offers. The additional nature trail was a good little workout. It was nice to go "off the beaten path" and yet be close... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The price of admission is absolutely worth it. Don't even THINK of going without your camera--and a strap to hang on to the camera!!

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Mississauga, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was a nice place, clean and well kept. The trails were well laid out. I guess I was expecting more of a walk along lake for views. It would be a great place to go with a packed lunch to enjoy along the river. Wasn't bad, but $11 per adult was a bit steep.

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Charlton MA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you're looking for a nice short hike then this is the hike for you. It's well marked has great views, great falls and easy trail. The place is open in the winter where you can use snowshoes for walking. Not sure if they charge for them but I assume the walk would be great if you love snowshoeing. The... More 

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Greensboro NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you have seen your share elsewhere, skip it. If you haven't seen a lot, it is a great opportunity. The place is lovely, and very well maintained. I would not call it a tourist trap, because what you get for your 11 dollars is the real deal. Especially, if you or someone in your party is challenged to get... More 

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