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High Falls Gorge

4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2103
+1 518-946-2278
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Series of waterfalls, potholes and nature trails

Today was our third visit to the High Falls Gorge. The only season we have not visited the Gorge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard D
Amsterdam, New York
Nice Photo Op

This was a fun, easy walk with an up close view of a beautiful waterfall. The paths are in good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Binghamton, New York
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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. To get correct answers to your questions about our facility please call us at our phone number listed. The forum on Trip Advisor will give out incorrect information.
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“nature trail” (17 reviews)
“ausable chasm” (10 reviews)
“gift shop” (28 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2103
+1 518-946-2278
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Today was our third visit to the High Falls Gorge. The only season we have not visited the Gorge is in the spring. We are looking forward to our next visit. The Rainbow Falls and the Climax Falls with their observation areas are awsome.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fun, easy walk with an up close view of a beautiful waterfall. The paths are in good conditions & the up-close view of the waterfall was fantastic for photos. There is also a charming gift shop & café located in the main...More

Thank Gracey56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has some great views of the river below and woods all around. There are some fun bridges to cross, massive boulders to climb on, and educational plaques about the environment. They also have sufficient parking and a gift shop.

Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad they built a walkway so you could walk through this gorge and see the amazing water. I got so many great nature pictures.

Thank n o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I recently stayed in Lake Placid. During our stay we visited High Falls Gorge. My five year old son really enjoyed this short hike in the woods with views of the mountain, water falls, potholes, and wildlife. The staff provided a little...More

1  Thank JerseyGirl35Hazlet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning waterfalls that is well maintained. We were surprised how few people were there the morning we visited (probably around 9am.) We saw less that a dozen other people on the trail. It was busier in the parking lot as we were leaving though. This...More

Thank traveler195200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the price is somewhat steep at $18/each, it was a magnificent sight to see. The 1 mile round trip walkways are secure, the signage informative, but not detracting from the natural beauty around you, and the view is fantastic, with option to go further...More

Thank lizzitish2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpfull and enthusiastic raft tour guides along with the staff who are very helpfull. The rafting tours are filled with history and you can enjoy the cool air on the river and enjoy the sights along the way. The hike involved is good for stretching...More

Thank Nora C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy trail and falls edge trails we took the falls edge trail great view of water and falls many cross overs there even a couple of glass panels that you walk out on to view the water $11 each for adults good way to spend...More

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy and beautiful walk along the gorge. Trail is very well kept and the views can't be beat. The small cafe is great as well.

Thank erinlizhart
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October 16, 2016|
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Response from Kristy H | Reviewed this property |
it changes for the season, they are closed for a few weeks right now . it was 11 and some change for summer not sure if winter rates the same or not, never went in winter.
Holly Z
August 5, 2016|
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Response from grandmaritaNewYork | Reviewed this property |
We actually did the walk in the rain. The first day we had just started the walk and there was a real downpour. We asked for and received passes to return another day. When we returned, it started raining in the same spot... More
July 25, 2016|
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Response from kmiggiani | Reviewed this property |
yes. they have more like wire fences quite high.