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“Great place for young kids” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of High Falls Gorge

High Falls Gorge
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Webster, NY, United States
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for young kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My family enjoyed this 45 minute, easy walk through the gorge on our way home from Lake Placid. The quiz kelp the oldest boy engaged and they both liked the prize at the end. Views were breathtaking even though the weather was a little dreary! Good value

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“an easy, family-friendly hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did this in August, but the Gorge is open year-round. Taking your time to read signs, take pictures, and stare at the view takes about 2 hours of your day and $11 per adult (in summer). The hiking trail is in good shape, with good walkways, railings, safety fences, and benches along the way. There's a decent amount of signage to describe what you are seeing, as well. You have the option of the "easy way" (fewer stairs but not as many views) or the regular path, with more stairs and getting a little moist from the falls. (HINT: bring a cleaning cloth for your glasses/camera lenses) It's not exactly Niagara Falls, but it's worth a stop if you're headed to Whiteface Mountain. Lots of souvenirs for sale and a small cafe at the main building.

Visited August 2014
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Montville, Connecticut
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133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Unbelievable beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is no way you can see the wild rushing river with the huge waterfalls from the highway. What a surprise it is to walk down the trail and see the raging water. There is a bridge that crosses over the abyss and a glass platform for the brave at heart to stand on and peer down at the rushing torrent. This may be the single most worthwhile tourist destination in the Adirondacks,

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Krieger H
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“High falls gorge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

A little pricey but worth it. We paid for the family pass which allowed our 3 kids to do the mining. This was actually really fun and the kids got some great gems in the bag. Overall a nice family outing

Visited August 2014
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice hike/great for all ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great day visiting Whiteface mountain, and we weren't ready to call it a day yet. On our way home, we drove by High Falls Gorge and decided to stop in. We were interested in hiking, but didn't have the equipment or information to stop at any trails. This was a great alternative. They really did a great job showcasing the beautiful falls. The views are terrific, and adequate for any age young and old alike. After we did the trail with the falls, we walked the 2 nature trails, which are great if you're not looking for a long hiking experience. The price is reasonable at $11.00 for adults. Not sure what they charge for kids. I recommend this attraction.

Visited August 2014
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