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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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Bristol, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had not planned to visit the gorge, but had room in our day which was rainy off and on. We decided to chance the short trail in between showers and were pleased that most of the trail is mostly protected, so we didn't get soaked. It was a joy to be able to get so close to the falls... More

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Riverhead, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I know some people complained about this being too short of an attraction for the price - I found it worth $40 for us and our two kids. The falls and river are beautiful. Very easy to walk also, and well designed - other than a couple of staircases, young kids should not have a problem. Lots of benches to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Expensive and a bit crowded, you don't have the "wild nature" feeling but excellent for families with small kids. They cannot get to the dangerous areas and the paths are very well made so you cannot get lost because your 2 year old had a tantrum :)

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Webster, NY, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My family enjoyed this 45 minute, easy walk through the gorge on our way home from Lake Placid. The quiz kelp the oldest boy engaged and they both liked the prize at the end. Views were breathtaking even though the weather was a little dreary! Good value

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Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did this in August, but the Gorge is open year-round. Taking your time to read signs, take pictures, and stare at the view takes about 2 hours of your day and $11 per adult (in summer). The hiking trail is in good shape, with good walkways, railings, safety fences, and benches along the way. There's a decent amount of... More

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Montville, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is no way you can see the wild rushing river with the huge waterfalls from the highway. What a surprise it is to walk down the trail and see the raging water. There is a bridge that crosses over the abyss and a glass platform for the brave at heart to stand on and peer down at the rushing... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A little pricey but worth it. We paid for the family pass which allowed our 3 kids to do the mining. This was actually really fun and the kids got some great gems in the bag. Overall a nice family outing

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wayne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great day visiting Whiteface mountain, and we weren't ready to call it a day yet. On our way home, we drove by High Falls Gorge and decided to stop in. We were interested in hiking, but didn't have the equipment or information to stop at any trails. This was a great alternative. They really did a great... More

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In the shadow of Whiteface Mountain,you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs. Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths provide safe access to breathtaking views and photographic vantage points.

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Summit, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited HFG one afternoon while we were in Lake Placid. It was a nice diversion from the Olympic stuff and really beautiful. My 8 yo daughter did the panning for gems after an awe inspiring hike thru the gorge which she loved. It is very low key but also fascinating and reasonably priced. We got some food from the... More

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