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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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Expensive for a very short hike. Beautiful place.

Went there on the way from Lake Placid to Ausable Chasm, knowing it could be an expensive short trip. And it was. The whole walk around the gorge was about 15 ~ 20 minutes tops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went there on the way from Lake Placid to Ausable Chasm, knowing it could be an expensive short trip. And it was. The whole walk around the gorge was about 15 ~ 20 minutes tops. It was a beautiful place so we were happy to make the contribution if only for the preservation. First time to see potholes like those,... More 

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Vermontville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There is a one mile hike with many steps down and up and also a shorter "easy trail" which can be walked or ridden on a golf cart at no extra charge. The paths, steps and railings are exceptionally well-maintained. Their website invites you to bring your own lunch and enjoy their picnic area, which was a shady grove on... More 

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Medford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a beautiful sight and I do thinks kids would love the mining spot. It it a quarter mile walk and you'll get some gorgeous pictures of the gorge but if your not all that excited for the gorge you may want to save for $11.25. I have to admit it was a nice walk and they offer an... More 

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Crockett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I hear people complaining about the ten dollar entry charge....really? It's a very pretty, well maintained establishment with incredible views of the water. Nice additional hiking if you choose. Well worth the money and you don't want to miss it...believe me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Falls are just beautiful and so is the hike around them. There is also a one-mile nature hike in the woods that 's nice. Picnic tables are also on the grounds - I was with a girls' group and we sat and ate lunch there. Great for anyone - solo, couples, families. Don't just drive on by!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Family of four runs you $44. When you pay that much you wonder if you paid too much. By the end of the walk around these falls you feel like it was worth it. The falls are spectacular. It had rained day before so thinking we saw more volume than others may but its amazing to see. The informational boards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Loved visiting the falls. The hike on the trail and along the falls presents a great view and a nice walk.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a cool stop. Not a hard hike with some great views of waterfalls. Nice little add in if you're passing through the area.

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Sauquoit, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a privately owned attraction. Admission price was $11 per adult. We spent about an hour viewing the falls and walking the trails. There is an easy trail for those that cannot walk stairs, but it is still crushed stone so it may be difficult for wheelchairs. The facility is well maintained. There is the walkways around the gorge... More 

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Westmount, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading positive comments on this gorge located on the AuSable river, we decided to go there since we were staying at Lake Placid. I must be jaded, then, since contrary to many, I would not recommend to pay US$11.25 to watch this rather small gorge... To be fair, I was lucky to visit the Montmorency falls by Quebec city... More 

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