High Falls Gorge is a 22 acre privately owned park located 8 miles east of Lake Placid NY, where the Ausable river has carved a chasm in the granite cliffs. There are interesting rock formations, such as potholes that the water has carved in the rock over the span of a billion years.
A half mile pathway runs inside the gorge, allowing good views of the carved rock, waterfalls, and rushing river below. Allow 45 minutes to an hour to walk through the gorge.
There is a picnic area and gift shop.
No pets allowed.
2006 Summer Rates:
Children (4-12): $7.25
Children under 4 are free.
Admission rates do not include NYS Sales Tax.
Hours Summer Season
First Saturday in May - Last Sunday in October:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Last admission at 4:30 PM
July and August
Hours extended to 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, last admission at 5:00 PM
Friday after Thanksgiving - Last Sunday in March
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hours Extended during Christmas and President's Week holidays
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
From the Adirondack Northway (I-87):
Take exit 34, turn left onto route 9N South. Take route 9N to the town of Jay. Turn right onto route 86 West. High Falls Gorge is on the right, one mile past the Whiteface mountain ski center.
Take exit 30. turn left onto route 73 West, toward Lake Placid. Just before entering Lake Placid you will pass the Olympic ski jumps. Just after the ski jumps, turn right onto Riverside drive. Take Riverside drive to the end. Turn right onto route 86 East. Proceed 5 miles on route 86. High Falls Gorge is on the left.
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