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Ausable Chasm
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Owner description: Ausable Chasm, open since 1870, is the oldest and largest natural attraction in the Adirondacks. More than 10 million visitors have explored the chasm on the well-maintained scenic nature trails. Scenic vistas, bridges and stairs throughout provide stunning views of the chasm and amazing waterfalls. More tours and adventures than any other Adirondack natural attraction including: float tours (via raft), tubing, rappelling, rock climbing, lantern tours and the all new Adventure Trail (via feratta/cable course). Great options for families of all ages as well as for the more adventurous! Cafe, gift shop, campground, cabins & motel on-site.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 23, 2013

If your into rock formations and waterfalls and nature in general, this attraction is well worth the money. Our visit was in mid October and we were glad it was a little cool as we were warm on the return, just something to keep in mind. I'm normally cynical when it comes to these type attractions but felt it was worth the $36.00 (two adults). The trail which parallels the water is an easy walk with formidable overlooks all along the way, a camera is a must. These falls are identified as the most photographed in the U.S, particularly Rainbow Falls.The trees along the way are also identified. The round trip is four miles so bring your walking shoes.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I went here in October and when we saw the waterfall from the bridge to go to the chasm we said this is really going to be something cool. We took the inner sanctum trail. My wife had ankle surgery this past February and she said after it that it was easy to manuever but some small areas to get by. Walk around each corner to see the next area and its amazing how the rocks are formed. The stairs were the only tough part at the end on the section and we took the rim section back to the entrance. I wished we went a week earlier for the foiliage.

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Even though we got there on a raw and rainy day, the trails were still great. The view into the chasm is spectacular. The raft ride was amazing even in the bad weather. Definitely pay for the raft ride, you get to go into the chasm without necessarily doing too much climbing.

Thank redappel
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Decided to go to chasm as it was cloudy & dropped the plans to drive to whiteface. Entry fee was bit expensive but chasm Itself was awesome. We did the inner sanctum trail , it has lot of steps and narrow paths but it was worth it. We did not have many people on the trail on that day,we took our time with kids about 90 mins. Used the shuttle to get back to the main building.

Thank Webcrawl
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

My lady friend and I spent a few hours during the autumn color peak visiting this attraction. The chasm trails were well maintained and exceptionally scenic. This is an exceptionally beautiful natural wonder and unexpected delight, and well worth a visit.

Thank Kirk H
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