Scenic path around High Falls Gorge, in New York State Adirondack region, provides a number of lookouts from well planed and beautifully structured walkways hanging in some cases high above the gorge, as well as a walk through the well groomed trail in the surrounding forest.
There is an entrance fee and main building offers a souvenir shop with a large number of items, some bearing names of the place or region.
Fun for everyone
For young and old explorers on the grounds there’s also a Gold rush cabin where you can purchase, available in a several sizes, bag or two of sand and dirt mix hiding a number of semi-precious stones.
Across from the High Falls Gorge Gold rush cabin, the water travels from the reservoir through a wooden canal, called a flume, enabling you to wash the dirt away and expose the semi-precious stones, that you get to keep. In other words, you experience the work done by the gold miners of the past.
The hike around the gorge can be additionally extended at the end by choosing the one mile trail. The trail is located above the gorge and leads through the forest on your way back to the main entrance. At the very end of the trail, before crossing the bridge, there’s a picnic area where you can sit back and relax by the AuSable river on comfortable Adirondack chairs or, if you brought sandwiches with you, have a lunch on one of the picnic tables.
In the neighborhood – Lake Placid
Mirror lake is lake located just off the main street in the downtown Lake Placid, while lake named Lake Placid is a bit further away.
Near by; Lake Placid KOA campground photo gallery…
Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire…
In New York American Museum Of Natural History…