New York Nature October 29, 2016
The One Spot In New York That’s Basically Heaven On Earth
Being able to have the Adirondack Park at our finger tips right in our home state is just one of the many reasons why we love New York. From our country’s
oldest outdoor attraction to one of the most massive cave entrances you’ll find in the Eastern United States, the park covers over six million acres and has more to offer than you could ever imagine. Tucked away within the small town of Wilmington, there’s a privately owned nature park that’s so beautiful it’ll make you feel like you’ve found Heaven on Earth.
Up north hiding away within the shadows of New York's tallest mountains, High Falls Gorge is one of the most incredible nature parks you'll ever visit in our state.
The 22-acre park is an outdoor attraction that's perfect for visitors of all ages, featuring unbelievable views of the Ausable River and Adirondack Mountains.
High Falls Gorge offers one-of-a-kind trails, bridges and pathways that give you views of four Adirondack waterfalls.
Offering three scenic trails that are all one-mile long or shorter, you can choose your own adventure and enjoy your own self-guided tour.
While exploring the trails of High Falls Gorge you'll see trees growing in the most unusual of places, and come across uneven surfaces that require visitors to wear a sturdy shoe.
If you decide to take the Waterfall Walk Trail, you can explore a half-mile loop that showcases all four waterfalls.
The other trails that you can explore? You'll also find the Easy Path a 1/4 mile loop that gives you views of the gorge without exploring along the stairs. The other trail that's offered is the one-mile long Nature Trail that has uneven surfaces and some steep inclines, you'll want to wear good shoes for this one! To view the entire map of High Falls Gorge,
No matter what time of year you visit you'll be able to experience spectacular views, with parts of the bridges even having see-through floors that allow you to see right beneath you!
All throughout the park you can find informational signs that describe the history behind this amazing river, waterfalls, rocks and forest surrounding you.
The Ausable River runs over granite cliffs, cascading down into deep crevices that were carved out a billion years ago that will steal your breath away.
You also won't want to forget to take advantage of the gift shop and The River Cafe restaurant!
After an afternoon of exploring you're going to want to grab a bite to eat, The River Cafe has scrumptious food and baked goods that will make your stomach rumble. A bonus? They even have Gluten Free options on their menu! If you packed yourself a snack but find yourself feeling thirsty, you can enjoy one of the regional craft beers that's offered at the restaurant.
During the winter season you can still come and view the park in an entirely different way, covered in snow and beautiful ice formations.
When the Adirondack Park turns into a complete winter wonderland, you can still come and take a visit to High Falls Gorge. For those who like to head up north during this time of year, know that this incredibly gorgeous park is only one mile away from the Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort and a quick drive from Lake Placid as well!
A one-mile long snowshoe trail can be experienced during the winter, with snowshoeing packages that include everything you'll need.
From November through April you can purchase the Snowshoe Package that includes a day pass to the waterfalls, admission to the snowshoe trail and snowshoes. For Adults, the package costs a fee of $26 dollars, and for kids that are ages 4 through 12, the admission fee is $16 dollars. To find out any other information, you can
to view their website!
How to get here:
4761 NY-86 Wilmington, NY 12997
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