As we gear up for summer 2015, we often find ourselves talking about past trips that we absolutely loved and would want to do again as a family. Last year, we visited Lake Placid, New York and had an absolute blast exploring the area with all four kids for the first time. We made some great memories; so much so that they’re all asking if we can go back and do it again. Tempting for sure. The entire Lake Placid area of New York offers so much for families in the summertime and we really would love to go back.
One of the highlights of our trip was hiking through the waterfalls, trails and bridges of High Falls Gorge.
Ten Things to Know For Your Trip to High Falls Gorge
- Once you pay your admission fees, you can come and go as you please for the remainder of the day with a re-enty pass at no additional cost.
- Pack a lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery
- Parking is free
- Wear sensible shoes
- Bring cash for gemstone and fossil mining (cash only!)
- 2 hours is PLENTY of time to walk the trails and see the falls
- There is a souvenir shop and cafe inside the main building
- Adult admission is $11.25 and children admission is $8.25
- Children 3 and under are FREE
- Don’t miss the new glass floor walkways and the master pothole!
The waterfalls are magnificent and there’s nothing quite like the fresh air of the crashing waters and lush trails. The views are absolutely breathtaking and you’ll be so happy you paid a visit. Our kids (who were 8, 6 and 4 at the time) felt that the hike was the perfect length. They felt safe and loved every minute of it. Don’t forget your camera!
Have you been to Lake Placid? What’s your favorite place to see?