On our drive to Lake Placid, we stopped at the incredible High Falls Gorge. Upon arrival, we followed their very clear pathway, which included a check-in point (where masks were worn and required) and chat with a guide who showed us how to follow their trail to the falls and later to their nature trail. He mentioned that the falls trail would take around 30 minutes to complete with the natural trail ranging from easy to a more steep walk that we could do afterwards.
Following their signs, we walked to see the falls which included the chance to see four beautiful cascading waterfalls. This was a milder (but still incredible!) experience than we have had on previous hikes as the walk along the falls was on groomed pathways and steel bridges, which allowed us to see the rushing waters from the gorge up close and rocks that dates back to 1.5 million years!
There are even some lookout points that allowed us to get very close to the falls where we saw a close-hand look and felt the water on our faces. It was amazing, beautiful and something we will never forget.
During the experience, guests also maintained 6-feet of distance and wore masks throughout the walk which was reminded to everyone by the colorful posters that we saw along the way.
After the waterfall walk, we decided to try the easy path (a 1.4 mile loop) that took us through the forest. Filled with steep inclines and soaring trees, this was a cool way to see more of the land and immerse ourselves in nature.
They also have points throughout the gorge where you can learn more about their rocks, the trees and the river as well as points to sit and enjoy the beauty of this natural wonder. They also have an on-site store for various merchandise and a bathroom as well as an on-site restaurant; however, it is currently closed due to COVID-19.
Plan your visit to High Falls Gorge by visiting highfallsgorge.com/