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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
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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Rochester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We recently took the hike along the main trail during the Winter to see the frozen waterfalls. The staff couldn't have been more friendly. Included in your entry fee are a pair of Trackers to help provide traction on the icy pathways -- and the staff put the Trackers on for you! Also included is a delicious cup of hot... More

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Suffern, New York
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My family enjoyed visiting the High Falls Gorge yesterday. The friendly staff put yaks on our boots for traction and it made it easy for us to hike in the winter weather. We experienced an easy, leisurely hike with the beautiful scenery of the Ausable River and High Falls Gorge. There are stairs, bridges and benches along the hike. We... More

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Kendall, New York
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was very nice. It was frozen when we were there but still nice. The walk was shorter than we thought it would be. The price was a bit high ( 13 per person ) but at the end they had free coffee or cocoa and some food for everyone so it kind of made up for the price. Also... More

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We came here this time and it was during a snowfall The trail was very icy and it was hard to walk in a lot of places The falls are beautiful and worthwhile visiting, just wish it wasn't icy The marshmallows at the end of trail is an excellent ending in frony of a bonfire!!

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Poconos
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visited the Falls on a beautiful sunny day with very few other people there. As a result, our visit was very quiet and intimate. I would not have liked the location with crowds. The very short 1/2 mile trek around the falls was beautiful. An easy stop if you are in the area.

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Mississauga, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited Lake Placid the last weekend in October, only to discover most everything in the Olympic Passport, closed down mid-October.: The Veterans Memorial Highway up to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, the gondola ride, the tour of the Olympic Ski Jumps, etc....so we drove around to find what sights we could see on our own, and happened upon High... More

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NW ARKANSAS
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice views along the trails. Had an easy path and a more strenuous path well marked. Had signs along the way explaining plants, trees and interesting facts about the falls themselves. Did not know that the Adirondack Park was maintained by private groups, entities and local government not federally ran. The price was a little steep but hopefully was used... More

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Kahnawake, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited with my 9 year old daughter who loves rocks. The walkway was well kept and it has some clear fiberglass for viewing the rushing water beneath your feet. The main attraction was a little shorter than we hoped but we walked the optional hiking trails on the property. We loved it as the path was full of downed yellow... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We just completed a great driving tour with stops at Whiteface Mountain and High Falls Gorge. I would suggest this route to anybody if you are looking for beautiful peaks, vistas, farm scenes and forests. Leave Saranac Lake on Rt. 86 past Lake Colby on the left. You will pass Donnelly's Corner Ice Cream (closes at the beginning of September)... More

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fulton, ny
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Did this with my teenage sons and had a great time. The falls are amazing and make for great pictures. For the 4 of us it was $48 which I thought was a little high but it is a resort area and you have to except it. Has a store to purchase stuff, drinks and has a bathroom.

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