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Address: 4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone Number: +1 518-946-2278
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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We visited Lake Placid in late September and High Falls Gorge was conveniently located just down the road from our campsite. It's such a wonderful spot! The waterfalls are gorgeous and the walkway along the gorge is a great experience. Since we had driven 5+hours to get to the area, we only had a couple hours of daylight left and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is one thing you must stop, see, and experience. The surroundings were spectacular with the fall colours at peak. A visit through the whole gorge area could be enjoyed in about two hours. (if u take the nature hike through the woods, advanced steep trail, along with the waterfalls trail.) We were anxious to see the falls, so took... More 

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Cave Junction, OR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We are from Oregon and were visiting our New York friends to do some Catskills and Adirondacks hiking as well as see the fall foliage. We stayed two days in Lake Placid to hike Mt Marcy, the highest peak in New York, as well as hike the Indian Head trail. We had stunning weather - lots of sun and no... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

My friend and I stopped here while visiting lake Placid. The weather wasn't good but the scenery and falls were beautiful. You can do a short or long hike. We opted for a short hike due to the wet weather.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

High Falls Gorge is nice. It is a bit expensive. I was surprised that it was a private development, not public. But then again, I'm used to attractions like this in the western U.S. which are mostly public. All that said, it was a very interesting place. Waterfalls, hanging walkways, interesting geology, OK trails, fall color change, and nice attendants.... More 

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