Right down the road from Whiteface Mountain is the beautiful High Falls Gorge, with waterfalls cascading down from the west branch of the Ausable River. There are bridges, wooden walkways, and glass platforms that extend over the water, as well as near the waterfalls, to offer the best views. The waterfalls are powerful and large. There are viewing areas where you can see the waterfall from up close, while further down the path you can see the waterfall in its entirety. The accessible walkways to see the waterfalls is about 45 minutes round trip. There is also an additional one mile nature trail that can be hiked on site. There is a beautiful picnic area overlooking the river that is a great place for lunch or snack.
The drive on the street alongside the river to High Falls is magnificent and there are many points along the way where you can stop. Since High Falls is located adjacent to Whiteface Mountain it is a great combination of activities to fill a day.
Posted: October 23, 2018
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4761 NYS Route 86
Wilmington, NY 12997
January 1 – May 18: Open 5 days a week: Friday – Tuesday
9:00am – 4:00pm
May 19 – June 30: Open daily from 9:00am – 4:30pm
July 1 – August 31: Open daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm
September 1 – October 28: Open daily from 9:00am – 4:30pm
October 29 – November 22: CLOSED
November 23 – December 31 Open 5 days a week: Friday – Tuesday
9:00am – 4:00pm
Child (Ages 4-12): $8.95
Child (Ages 4-12): $10.00
Snowshoe Package (November-April):
Includes day pass to waterfalls, snowshoes, and snowshoe trail admission.
Child (Ages 4-12): $16.00
Bring Your Own Snowshoes
$5 per Adult, $3 per Child, plus day rate pass
Children 3 and under are FREE when accompanied by a parent or guardian! All rates add NYS sales tax of 8%
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours, 40 minutes
Lakewood: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Monsey: 4 hours