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Explore Spring Time in the Adirondacks

If you are planning a trip to the Adirondacks this spring, be sure to set aside time to experience the mighty High Falls Gorge waterfalls when they are at their peak! Just a short drive from Lake Placid, NY and one mile from Whiteface Ski Resort, High Falls Gorge makes a memorable half day trip. Our ½ mile walk along the gorge is the perfect family adventure taking you along the impressive AuSable River to view 4 remarkable waterfalls: Rainbow Falls, Climax Falls, Mini Falls, and the Main Falls. Due to runoff from melted snow, the spring-time is ideal for viewing our four immense waterfalls at their strongest.

Experience of a Lifetime at High Falls Gorge

Enjoy the beauty of the Adirondacks at High Falls Gorge this spring. Below are just some of the great sights and attractions High Fall Gorge offers:

  • Stroll in awe through the Climax Forest: A protected forest area of established American hemlock trees that are hundreds of years old. Untouched by wildfires, logging, and other forces of man, this is one of the few remaining virgin forests in the Adirondacks. You will be in awe as you take in the sight of these massive trees.
  • Witness history at “The Ancient Valley of Foaming Water”: High Falls Gorge is a mesmerizing, deep crevice carved by the AuSable River a billion years ago. Native Americans gave High Falls Gorge the name “The Ancient Valley of Foaming Water” due to the series of waterfalls that make up the gorge. Witness this first hand as you stand over glass platforms overlooking the waterfalls.
  • Take in the beauty of spring time in the Adirondacks: In the spring time High Falls Gorge comes alive as the tress start to bud, giving the area a breathtaking vibrant green hue. You will also see many local flowers and vegetation start to bloom, adding brilliant hues of color to your walk.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal or snack at the River View Café: After you have worked up an appetite, savor a tasty bite to east at the River View Café . Choose from baked goods, regional craft beer, chef’s specialty dishes, and gluten free options upon request.
  • You have not truly experienced the Adirondacks until you have made a stop at High Falls Gorge in the spring. Click here to get directions and plan your Adirondack waterfall adventure today!