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High Falls Gorge

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Address: 4761 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2103
Phone Number: 15189462278
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great place to walk the falls.

Great place to walk the falls. This place really kept the kids entertained. The pathways are well maintained and easy for younger children. This was the second time we made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Juli K
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to walk the falls. This place really kept the kids entertained. The pathways are well maintained and easy for younger children. This was the second time we made the trip here.

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent place to stroll or hike. Great views and wonderful staff. We visit this venue every time we are in the area.

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Thank Catherine M
Paramus, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expected to walk around at least 2 hours looking at "falls", well there's only one fall and you can be done in 30 minutes! Didn't do any hiking paths if there were any but it was a rip off. Boys age 8 and 10 liked the "scavenger hunt" they give you and then a small prize at the end. Don't... More 

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that your review was not more positive. We do have a nature trail that I am sure your kids would have loved. It has two entrances well marked with signs on the property and in the trail map. Staff are all around the facility and we would have been delighted to show you where to go if... More 

Doylestown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the gorge on a chilly morning last week but had a great time. We loved the views and walking paths are very nicely done. It was a little expensive since we were only there for about an hour but happy we saw it.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spotted this on our way to Vermont and decided to give it a go. It was a rainy day (at times torrential), but we loved our visit. The place is well maintained and the staff are friendly. We enjoyed the easy walk around the falls and then had a great lunch on-site. Would definitely recommend.

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. I hope you can come back again when it isn't raining. More 

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started our vacation visiting Watkins Glen therefore was hesitant about the visit. If you haven't been to The Glen then this is a nice stop. If you have, consider this a bonus stop, not a destination. Every person will have their own opinion, if you're in the area already, don't pass it up.

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Thank Dan K
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gorge is pretty. There are lots of places to sit and watch/listen to the water. Easy walk with a beautiful waterfall.

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. More 

Trenton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always plan our trip on you tube and trip advisory to be sure that we get the most out of or time. This was an added bonus for us as it was on our way. The gorge is very clean area well maintained. The experience is well worth the 12 dollar admission fee, It does have a lot of... More 

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed our facility. I would like to know more about what made you think our gift shop was expensive. We have kept our prices below competitors and the industry average prices. I hope that you can email us to discuss this further. Thank you. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to visit the HFG this afternoon. It is definitely not worth the price!! Beautiful views yes and we did the intermediate hiking trail, which may have took us 15 minutes. You can't even swim in the gorge in this section!!! Positives: It would be good for young children or elderly people. The quiz for the kids is... More 

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Thank Mary C
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

It is unfortunate you did not enjoy the High Falls Gorge. Swiming is not allowed here as the waterfalls are a 5+ catagory. I have no idea how you thought you could swim here. We are not for the active family needing to do a lot. If you can not slow down and enjoy nature, then you are right, High... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty cool waterfall but nothing spectacular or extra special. The price was ridiculous. I've done more interesting waterfall hikes at state parks.

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

It is unfortunate you could not enjoy High Falls Gorge. It is beautiful in it's own right. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Kathryn Reiss More 

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