There are a plethora of Lake Placid summer activities from which to choose. You can go hiking on local trails, explore Whiteface Mountain and bike around the area. However, everyone who stays Grand Adirondack Hotel should definitely look into taking a day trip to High Falls Gorge

Spectacular Sights Await at High Falls Gorge

Make sure you’re camera ready when you head to High Falls Gorge, NY. Home to some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Adirondacks, High Falls Gorge is a sight to behold. Their well-manicured, paved paths make it easy for everyone to access its natural beauty. Embark on a short journey to Wilmington, NY, and learn about geology and the history of High Falls Gorge on a self-guided tour. For the best overview of these four waterfalls, embark on a half-mile roundtrip hike along the gorge’s edge. Further explorations will unveil dark pools, breath-taking views, and some of the oldest rocks in the world. 

River View Cafe sign

Plan Your Visit to High Falls Gorge near Lake Placid

Pack a peaceful picnic to enjoy amid the summer wildflowers in the meadows, or enjoy a delicious lunch at their on-site cafe: The River View Cafe. Completely immerse yourself in nature and explore other High Falls trails that dive into the ancient granite cliffs near Whiteface Mountain. Get there early and opt for a High Falls day pass, so you can take your time in this spectacular space (and get as many pictures as you want!). For a truly picturesque scene, drop by later in the year for some stunning fall foliage. 

Your Summer Getaway Awaits at Our Lake Placid, NY, Resort 

Your Lake Placid summer vacation never looked so good. Our natural scenery, hiking trails, biking opportunities, accessible day trips, and cozy accommodations to come “home” to every night will make for a memorable experience. For more information on High Falls Gorge and other area attractions, please give us a call at 518-302-7559. Our helpful staff will point you in the right direction.