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High Falls Gorge

4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2103
+1 518-946-2278
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Nice walk but not on path

This is a walk through the woods mostly on trail with ice and lot of snow. If you are older I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Beautiful -- just dress warmly

The gorge is breathtaking especially snow covered in the winter. The casts of light on the snow and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, 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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nature trail” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (32 reviews)
“ausable chasm” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a walk through the woods mostly on trail with ice and lot of snow. If you are older I would advise against, they charge to walk the trail $15 adult and about $10 kids, over priced for 30 minute walk. There is a...More

Thank joe_cast_g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gorge is breathtaking especially snow covered in the winter. The casts of light on the snow and ice from different angles is a scenic natural wonder! There are two paths an easier path and the regular path. It is worth it from a scenery...More

Thank JBtraveler865
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I gave it an average review because it was pretty pricey for just seeing the gorge frozen over. I was hoping to see the water falls with ice around it but because it has been so cold your nit able to see much. It might...More

Thank Edward L
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Edward, Thank you for taking the time to review High Falls Gorge. I appreciate hearing our customer responses. It is unfortunate that we are experiencing below normal temperatures at our facility. We find the cold to bring out some of the real pretty and colorful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are spectacular, an inexpensive activity. There are educational signs posted throughout the trail explaining geology and such. The kids get a "quiz", answers on the signs, they can turn this in for a prize of their choice. This was a big hit with...More

Thank Ftreed
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My husband and I LOVED this place! Wonderful views, spectacular scenery especially in the Fall with foliage colors. On of the highlights of our trip. I thought it was pretty affordable and a mostly easy walk with some stairs.

Thank ct535353
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It was a raining and cold Sunday...but we were prepared for the weather. Not prepared for they no service dogs allowed. For some reason this privately owned property doesn't have to follow NYS laws regarding a service dog. The law states where the public is...More

Thank Jody W
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went to the gorge expecting not to find anyone there since it was raining earlier, and sure enough not 1 person was around. I personally think this is the perfect time to go there, specifically because there won't be huge crowds of people in...More

Thank oatografia
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Kathryn Reiss

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We’re very glad we did the 10 minute drive from Lake Placid to see the High Gorge Falls. After paying the entrance fee we crossed the bridge and were immediately struck with the incredible noise of the gushing water cascading down the gorge. The walk...More

Thank RichardMeg
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you had a good time here. Hope you can return someday. Kathryn Reiss Owner

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We stated at lake placid and we decided to visit the high falls gorge. Its about 15 minutes drive. We payed 27 dollars for 2 tickets. This place is amazing, real beautiful falls even before the rain season we took the hardest trail and its...More

Thank sammy1420
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a private operation that charges $13 per person to walk a half mile on constructed stairs to see the gorge and waterfalls and rapids. They are beautiful. It seems a shame that such beauty is owned and used for profit. Not farr from...More

Thank Gary M
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your kind remarks on High Falls Gorge. I am glad you enjoyed your time here. High Falls Gorge is proud to be privately owned. There are many benefits to the fact that is. Let me explain: "Nature should be free" is a...More

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Colleen M
25 September 2017|
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Response from high_falls_gorge | Property representative |
Contact the business directly for a proper answer please. Phone; 518-946-2278. High Falls Gorge does not support Trip Advisor supplying answers on the business.
17 October 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
5 August 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