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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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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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Gorgeous falls with 2 glass platforms

It is about 1 mile from White Face Mountain Ski resort. The place is privately owned, they did a really good job on maintaining the place. Go to the gift shop to pay your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kmiggiani
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Syracuse, New York
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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the walk around the gorge. There are solid, good trails and bridges -- a lot of great places to view the falls and the Au Sable River. We also took one of the trails through the woods. This was not as easy, with some steep hills, but we took our time and it was very relaxing. We had... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are two parts to High Falls Gorge. One is a little mining area for children. The second, and my favorite, is the Falls. If you walk along their waterfall path you will walk to and be very close to the waterfall. Gorgeous! Love Love Love! There's more along the path, trees, ferns and flowers along the way, There is... More 

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Hauppauge, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've done this twice and what I like most is that it is easy to do and the beauty is so amazing that I never want to leave. It's easy in and out and I have not had any problem with it being crowded.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Wilmington for the Santa's Workshop weekend and were looking for other activities. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Our 3 year old and 6 year old loved the waterfall and hike! We were careful to hold their hands while we were near the falls but it is definitely safe for younger kids!

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Scotia, New York
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gorge is neat but such a small trail that i don't think it is work $12.00 a person. They offer you a day pass but there is not much to do all day there unless you spend money on options like the mining and restaurant. We have a daughter who is a wheelchair user and the place is extremely... More 

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

It is unfortunate that this person has chosen to lie so incredibly bad on this review. High Falls Gorge has quite a friendly staff. As many of our 258 excellent/very good reviews have stated. When customers get mean was still remain quite nice. There is plenty to do here if your intention was to come view waterfalls. Learn the natural... More 

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is not about the Gorge, but about the restaurant in the gift shop. The food was terrific, the waitress friendly, polite... and apologetic. We ordered our lunch about 1pm, and waited 50 minutes for it to be served. And the restaurant wasn't even crowded. NOTE TO MANAGEMENT: Please provide your restaurant with adequate staff, especially at meal times!!!!

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

I have spent thousands of dollars on the advertising. I have hired people who work for a couple days and leave. We pay well above minimum wage and more than a national average, we still can not get enough help here. I have written to my politicians asking for help with not finding people to work. I have warned that... More 

Walker Valley, NY
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun way to get out and explore the waterfalls with the entire family, young and "old". The pathways are smooth and there are nice walls and barriers so you don't have to worry about the children. The waterfalls are beautiful with many stunning overlooks and views. The place is clean and well maintained and the price isn't... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is about 1 mile from White Face Mountain Ski resort. The place is privately owned, they did a really good job on maintaining the place. Go to the gift shop to pay your admission, the entrance is behind the cashier. Fee: $11.25 per adult. Children ages 4 to 12: $8.25 per person. Free parking. Easy walking up and down... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a short walk on well maintained paths. It isn't strenuous but the views of the river are lovely. There are little overlooks with "glass" under you so you can see down to the river. We walked at a very leisurely pace and it took us about 20 to 30 min to get all the way around and taking... More 

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Lithia, FL
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173 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are awesome. The great thing is you don't have do a long hike. The total trip is about 1/2 mile. There are some steps, but it's not bad. The gift shop is very nice.

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