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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank Cindy A
Trenton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Thank Ann R
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 

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was nothing impressive about the falls compared to others that I have seen and especially after hiking up Whiteface. It was a nice easy hike to do with our toddler but not worth the price in my opinion.

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

Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate that you felt the easy access (especially with a toddler) of the expensive steel bridges, fencing and walkways allowing you access to an otherwise inaccessible area was not worth the day pass fee. If you think our waterfalls are not impressive, well it is not the main consensus, (as over 250 positive... More 

Walbridge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just hiked around the High Falls Gorge and it was so peaceful and cool temps walking about the area. My family, including two 6 years olds and one 2.5 year old, were not the least bit timid climbing the trails or the steps to the gorge area. We had lunch in the very clean cafe and the food was... More 

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Thank BHirz
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to see High Falls Gorge during our trip to Lake Placid this past weekend. We were so happy that we did! The falls are beautiful. It was very cool to be able to walk along the bridges. There are interesting facts posted along the way, too. Everything is very well maintained, neat, and clean. The gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dramatic walkway views and access to otherwise unseen rocky river terrain. You can see falls, flows, etc. otherwise only intrepid climbers would see. VERY old - but SUPER clean and maintained. Kind staff... EXPENSIVE, though. Like $20/person. It AIN'T Disney.

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Thank Bagley27
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed our facility and were able to leave such a complimentary review. I just want to clear up an issue. We are not $20 per person. It is only $11.25 per adult and $8.25 per child ages 4-12. We feel this is a very fair price considering we are privately owned and maintain almost 2... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our time at high falls gorge. It was close to our hotel, and it was nice that we did not have to commit an entire day to view this lovely sight. To all the nay Sayers that claim it is overpriced and a tourist trap, I would say you are incorrect. Of course there are state... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you had a good time here. I hope you can come back sometime and see us again. Owner, Kathryn Reiss More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was beautiful! A lot smaller than other gorges we have visited. The whole thing including the nature trail took us 1hr to complete. It is a bit overprice for how small it is but still a beautiful place . Great place to visit if you don't have much time or want to do other things on your day.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here. It is unfortunate you may feel it is expensive. We are not able to reduce the price due to the fact that we are privately owned and out of the day pass fees we must afford the high cost of maintaining steel structures and... More 

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