Any time of year is the right time to discover High Falls Gorge. Nestled in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, High Falls Gorge invites visitors to relax and refresh among some of the most stunning natural sights the Adirondacks have to offer.
Stroll along the AuSable River on groomed paths and sturdy footbridges where you’ll find four splendid waterfalls that plunge 600 feet over granite cliffs formed over a billion years ago by the forces of ice, water and wind. With interpretive signs along the way, visitors travel through an ancient forest, following the waters journey, over the falls and down into the dark pools and potholes below.
In winter, experience a crystal wonderland as ice reshapes the cliffs around the waterfalls. Follow our maintained trails around the falls or hit our separate wooded snowshoe trail. Weekend visitors are also treated to a warming campfire and marshmallow roast. Gear, including alpine skis and snowboards, are available for rent.
Summer offers a new palette of colors, scenery and activities. Enjoy hands-on nature activities like mining for gemstones and fossils.
OPEN: Summer: First Saturday in May to the last Sunday in October.
Winter: Late November through last Sunday in March.
High Falls Gorge, located at 4761 Route 86, Wilmington, New York. Call 518-946-2278