High Falls Gorge

4761 SR 86
Wilmington, NY 12997- Map It
Phone: (518) 946-2278

AAA Editor Notes

High Falls Gorge, 4.5 mi. s.w. on SR 86, is a deep ravine cut into the base of Whiteface Mountain by the Ausable River. A colorful variety of strata, rapids, falls and potholes can be seen from a network of well-constructed bridges and paths. The center of the gorge can be reached without climbing stairs. The main building features mineral displays. In July and August, visitors may mine for gems at the Ausable River Mining Company. A snowshoe trail opens in winter and snowshoes may be rented. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Waterfalls and nature trails Nov.-Apr. $14; $10 (ages 4-12). Cost rest of year $11.75; $8.75 (ages 4-12). Activity rates vary; phone for details and to confirm prices.
Hours: Daily 9-5, July-Aug.; 9-4:30, Sept.-Oct. and late Nov.-June. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.