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Ausable Chasm

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Address: 2144 Route 9, Keeseville, NY 12911
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+1 518-834-7454
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Ausable Chasm, open since 1870, is the oldest and largest natural...

Ausable Chasm, open since 1870, is the oldest and largest natural attraction in the Adirondacks. More than 10 million visitors have explored the chasm on the well-maintained scenic nature trails. Scenic vistas, bridges and stairs throughout provide stunning views of the chasm and amazing waterfalls. More tours and adventures than any other Adirondack natural attraction including: float tours (via raft), tubing, rappelling, rock climbing, lantern tours and the all new Adventure Trail (via feratta/cable course). Great options for families of all ages as well as for the more adventurous! Cafe, gift shop, campground, cabins & motel on-site.

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We went here in sep 2016 while coming back from lake george. The river rafting was closed for that day. However we took a stroll along it and it was very pleasant. My husband who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Saumyashree M
McLean, Virginia

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here in sep 2016 while coming back from lake george. The river rafting was closed for that day. However we took a stroll along it and it was very pleasant. My husband who had been to one of this kind in WI didn't like it as much as I did. I'm planning to go to Watkins Glen State... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 15 of us ranging in ages from 8 - 70, everyone enjoyed it. We spent most of a day hiking and enjoying the beautiful views. We did not do all of the activities available (zip line, etc) but enjoyed watching others. The kids really enjoyed taking the raft down the river. I do recommend making... More 

Thank Michele M
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our family traveled from Montreal, QC. It was less than a 2 hour drive. The kids and the adults had a great time. Lots of activities to fill the day. We did the raft float tour, rock climbing and the adventure trail. It was a bit pricey but worth it overall. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the park on a rainy day. It was out of season so non of the adventures activities were open but the hike was very nice and challenging for the kids. Not too difficult for kids over 5 years old. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Thank Yael R
Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The chasm is absolutely beautiful and has breathtaking views. The history and geology are fascinating and are well described in the little museum at the main visitor center and along the path. There are many hiking paths to choose from- one is right on the edges of the cliffs and is not for those who are afraid of heights. It... More 

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israel, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It is a really nice place to visit but we visited in the middle of october and all the extreme activities were already closed but we still paied whole price above 40 $ to a family just for a small hiking. I recommend go in the yelow trail near the water but there are alot of stairs up & down..we... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you drive across the bridge to park your car, it is the view from the bridge that is most spectacular. So park, walk back across the bridge to admire the view and take pictures. Since I was there late in the season, the only option available was to do the walk through the chasm. At $17.95 per person for... More 

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We are up here for a weekend of fall foliage viewing. We heard about this place and decided to check it out. It was so beautiful and the views are stunning. Give yourself two hours. We did not have enough time to return to the visitors center but thoroughly enjoyed our day at Ausable.

Thank nellevets
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Named as the Grand Canyon of the East with natural trails, scenic views, tubing and rafting.... we took the easiest run trail walk towards the end but return back along the more difficult path, still quiet easy. One would take adventure trail with a harness. May return on summer time for a float tour.

Thank Kanataman
Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I love this as something to do with kids, especially small ones (we have 3 under the age of 5). Now, if I was just with adults, I'd lower the rating, but for a family activity this is perfect. Kids can see the falls and you don't have to worry about them falling in. Also, there are some nice easy... More 

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