Plan Your Visit

High Falls Gorge is a perfect, safe destination for a multi-generational group ranging from grandparents to toddlers, and all ages in between. The Café and Gift Shop make it easy to take a break and treat yourself. We have also seen our share of proposals happen alongside the Falls.

Adult Admission Ages 13+
$13.10
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One (1) day admission for the 2021 Summer Season (May - October). Valid only for guests ages 13 and older.

Child Admission Ages 4-12
$10.10
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One (1) day admission for the 2021 Summer Season (May - October). Valid only for guests ages 4 through 12.

Kids 3 & Under Admission
FREE
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One (1) day admission for the 2021 Summer Season (May - October). Valid only for guests ages 3 and under.

Adult Admission Ages 13+
$14.50
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One (1) day admission for the 2021 Winter Season (December 18, 2021 - March 27, 2022). Valid only for guests ages 13 and older.

Child Admission Ages 4-12
$10.50
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One (1) day admission for the 2021 Winter Season (December 18, 2021 - March 27, 2022). Valid only for guests ages 4 through 12.

Kids 3 & Under Admission
FREE
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One (1) day admission for the 2021 Winter Season (December 18, 2021 - March 27, 2022). Valid only for guests ages 3 and under.

Planning a trip or Adirondack retreat for your group or organization? High Falls Gorge is the perfect destination for your next group outing, from girl scouts, boy scouts, 4H groups, school trips, family reunions, and more.

Planning to bring a group or if you are a motor coach tour operator, you can enjoy our scenic trails, natural wonders, and breathtaking waterfalls at a discounted price! Round out your visit with a delicious lunch at our scenic Woodlands Picnic Area along the AuSable River, shaded by towering evergreen trees.

Group reservations are requested 14 days in advance and can include packages with meals.

Call 518-946-2278, Ext.23 or email groupsales@highfallsgorge.com for further details and reservations.

For information about our offerings for group and/or celebratory gatherings, please complete the below form and someone will be in touch to discuss additional details!


Redeeming Your Admission

Tickets purchased are valid for the dates and season noted on the ticket. Please bring your emailed receipt of purchase to the admission counter on any one public operating day for the season in which you purchased the tickets. All Admission purchases are final. Sorry, but we cannot exchange for refunds or "rainchecks". Check our operating schedule prior to purchasing.

Our Schedule

Enjoy outdoor recreation in all seasons! Summer season runs from May through October. Winter season runs November through April. Buildings, trails, and parking lot will close 30 minutes after closing time.

Holiday Closures
We are closed on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Seasonal Closures

We are closed two times a year to perform maintenance.  Early winter we are closed from Monday following the last Sunday in October through Friday before the weekend prior to Christmas. Early spring we close from the Monday following the last Sunday in March through the Friday before the first Saturday in May.

2021 Schedule
Dates Hours
Jan 1 – Apr 30 CLOSED
May 1 – Oct 31 Building, trails, gift shop Open Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm. River View Cafe Open through October 11, 2021 11 am - 4 pm with limited service Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Nov 1­ – Dec 17 CLOSED
Dec 18 – Dec 31 Building, trails, and gift shop open 5 days a week: Fridays - Tuesdays 9 am - 4 pm. River View Cafe is closed. Entire facility CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
2022 Schedule
Dates Hours
Jan 1 – Mar 27 Building, trails, and gift shop open 5 days a week: Fridays - Tuesdays 9 am - 4 pm. River View Cafe is closed. The entire facility CLOSED Easter Sunday.
Mar 28 – Apr 29 CLOSED
Apr 28 ­– Oct 30 Building, trails, gift shop Open Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm. River View Cafe open 11 am - 4 pm Labor Day weekend - Columbus Day Weekend.
Nov 1 – Dec 31 To Be Determined

From I-87 (The Northway) Going South:

Take Exit 34 (Ausable Forks). Turn left onto Route 9N heading southbound. In the town of Jay, turn right onto Route 86 West. High Falls Gorge is just one mile past Whiteface Ski Center on the right side of the road.

From I-87 (The Northway) Going North:

Take Exit 30 (Keene/Keene Valley). Turn left following Route 73 west towards Lake Placid. Turn right on River Road just before the ski jumps’ entrance. Turn right onto Route 86 east. High Falls Gorge is 5 miles ahead on the left.

Drive Distances:

Plattsburgh, NY: 40 miles | 1 Hour
Lake George, NY: 78 Miles | 1.5 Hours
Albany, NY: 140 Miles | 2.5 Hours
Montreal, Canada: 150 Miles | 2.5 Hours
New York City, NY: 286 Miles | 5 Hours

Drive Here

4761 NYS Route 86
Wilmington, NY 12997

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P.O. Box 1678
Lake Placid, NY 12946

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