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Ausable Chasm

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Address: 2144 Route 9, Keeseville, NY 12911
Phone Number: +1 518-834-7454
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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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Great hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Yael R
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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.

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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.

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Ottawa
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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.

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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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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a 8,9, and 12 year old. The rafting was closed because of low water levels and there was 5 busses there so I thought we were in trouble but believe it or not we did not run into any large groups and the walk was fun for the kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was our second trip to Ausable Chasm. We do love it as a beautiful place for a nice walk/hike. The chasm and waterfalls are spectacular. If you want to see the most interesting part of the park, take the "Dry Chasm" trail. The crowds don't go there, and the walk through the dry chasm is wonderful The mixed feelings... More 

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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We're in our 60s and took the inner Sanctum Trail which gives you an excellent view of the gorge. Water was low and there were no raft trips running but it was an impressive gorge. A bit overpriced but they give a modest discount to retirees. Worth the trip.

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