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Address: 4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

GET A GREAT VIEW WITHOUT THE HIKE. This privately owned 22 acre park is...

GET A GREAT VIEW WITHOUT THE HIKE. This privately owned 22 acre park is open for spring, summer, fall and winter seasons. 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. Half mile round trip walk to see the waterfalls takes 30-45 minutes. One mile nature trail for additional walking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. Wheelchair accessible in part. Adirondack style gift shop. River View Cafe with delicious light fare, beer and wines. Located just 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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Beautiful in the winter

We walked with ice trackers on our feet to prevent slipping on the ice. The falls were beautiful frozen, and we got amazing pictures. At the end of our hike, they had a fire with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 15, 2017
Mantua, New Jersey
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Warwick, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

It was nice to see, but definitely not worth the $14 admission for less than a 1/4 mile walk. Snowshoe trails were closed because there was no snow, but it would have been nice to be able to hike the trail since the walk around the falls is so short.

Thank LorraineG1023
Warwick, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

14.00 a person what a ripoff it took longer to get the clamp ons on than it did to walk the $14 path. The highlight of this 5min adventure was to toast a stale marshmallow

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Mantua, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We walked with ice trackers on our feet to prevent slipping on the ice. The falls were beautiful frozen, and we got amazing pictures. At the end of our hike, they had a fire with marshmallows to roast.

Thank Sadie700
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

A short walk along icy pathway (they give you boot grippers that kind of help) and you get to view and walk above this beautiful ice covered waterfall and gorge. The ice formations along the rushing water were so cool. I would go see this again and again. Must see in winter, I bet still very pretty in summer as... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We chose High Falls Gorge to visit to see the waterfalls of the Ausable River rather than the bigger Ausable River Falls, because of the proximity to our hotel in Lake Placid, and we have a small dog that we didn't want to leave all day. High Falls was perfect for our family not just because of the location but... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

It was a November day and the snow was falling, got some great photos. If you have some time and a nice clear day stop by. Large gift shop as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

You can spend a good hour walking the walkways around this gorge. It was beautiful. We were there on a cloudy day and it was impressive. We can only imagine what it would have been like on a sunny day. Any age would enjoy this, but there are stairs and you do need to stay on the trails. It is... More 

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Catskill Region, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is what a couple of million years will do with the help of Mother Nature. What a beautiful area. Well worth the ride from Lake Placid.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We stopped in on a nice Fall day and enjoyed the walkways around the falls. There is a large parking lot, gift shop and restaurant. The price for the falls itself was $11.25 each, which seems a bit much but we enjoyed the views and the water flow was good when we were there so we enjoyed it. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We explored the gorge and waterfalls on a cold windy day so we didn't stay as long as we might have on a nicer day, but a nice experience. A little pricey if you have multiple children but the staff was friendly and very helpful. If you are physically handicapped, it may prove a challenge to see the most spectacular... More 

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