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Everyone love new experiences, and the Whiteface Region is perhaps the best place to find something new to do this summer! Check out the tumbling natural history of the Ausable River at High Falls Gorge, try some locally made cheese, meet some of the area's wildlife, step into history in Jay, or take a scenic drive up Whiteface Mountain. There's even a chance you can stop and meet Santa! 

A couple takes in the view at High Falls Gorge as a waterfall cascades nearby.

Chasin' waterfalls

High Falls Gorge is a breathtaking adventure. Sturdy bridges, glass floor walkways, and groomed paths and hiking trail lead you over and around the tumbling waters of the Ausable River, where you'll have awesome views of many waterfalls. In fact, there are four waterfall cascading over rocks into a deep crevices carved a billion years ago. Each one is better than the last. These incredible sights are not just for the extremely fit: some bridges and walkways are accessible to all. The entire family, no matter ability, can soak in the cool, refreshing, misty air at High Falls Gorge!

The other North Pole

For some fairy tale fun, visit Santa's Workshop! A trip to the Whiteface Region wouldn't be complete without a visit to the timeless fantasy village located in the North Pole, NY. Open June through December, Santa's Workshop has been a family tradition since 1949; it's the oldest theme park in the United States. Home to beloved fairy tale and storybook characters, busy elves, live reindeer, and Santa himself, the North Pole experience is one you won't soon forget. 

Jay Covered Bridge

The Covered Bridge in Jay is the last one standing in New York State! The scenic location and rich history make it a really interesting stop the entire family will enjoy. Plus, there's excellent swimming.

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge 

The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge sits on 50 acres of beautiful land alongside the Ausable River. Visit to see wolves, birds, foxes, and other creatures. The refuge rehabs animals and educates visitors on their ecology. There are also two-miles of educational trails on the property.

Fish our waterways

For some, the region's best attraction is fishing. Don't miss some of the best fly fishing in North America on the West Branch of the Ausable River

The eight-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola carries you from the Main Base Lodge to the summit of Little Whiteface Mountain in fifteen minutes. As you trace the mountain’s contours—soaring over streams, ski trails, steep...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Sit on a full motion platform which simulates Sports from the Athletes Point of View on a high definition flat screen. Ski jump, luge, skeleton, bobsled - fun for the entire family!
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Holes: 9 Par: 34 Yards: 2,580 Greens Fees: Call Cart: Available Golf Club Rentals: Available upon special request Golf Lessons: Available upon special request Mens Slope: 121 Mens Rating: 68 Course/Additional Amenities...
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Au Sable Forks, New York
  
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High Falls Gorge is the Adirondacks’ most breathtaking, year-round, 30-minute walk. Witness four majestic waterfalls cascading over rocks into a deep crevice carved a billion years ago, learn about all the natural wonders of the...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Challenging 18-hole miniature golf course with Whiteface Mountain overlooking you. There are moving obstacles and a chance to win a free ice cream and free game with a hole in one. Fun for all ages. Located directly on Route 86 at the...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Disc Golf opening July 2, 2021! Disc golf is a fun and accessible activity for all ages and athletic ranges. Our nine-hole course utilizes the lower portion of Whiteface around some of your favorite trails, like Lower Valley, Round...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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This wooden covered bridge spans 175 feet over the East Branch Ausable River in Jay. It was constructed in 1857, and completely restored in 2007. It's also the last remaining covered bridge in northern New York. It is...
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Jay, New York
  
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This 50-acre "Wild Kingdom" includes a 1-mile guided, interpretive trail complete with a river, forest, and meadow. See rescued wildlife like hawks, owls, foxes, wolves, and a bobcat! Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Since 1977. We hand-make our Adirondack Chocolates using the finest, freshest ingredients and all original recipes. Hand crafted daily in small batches . . . always fresh, always delicious.
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Santa's Workshop is a timeless fantasy village located in North Pole, NY. Santa’s Workshop has been a family tradition since 1949. It is home to beloved fairytale and storybook characters, busy elves, live reindeer, and...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Lake Champlain Ferries - Grand Isle VT - Plattsburgh NY 24-7 year round. Burlington VT - Port Kent NY end of may to beginning of Oct. Charlotte VT - Essex NY year round.
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Wilmington, New York
  
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The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sights of the chasm are breathtaking. The chasm is formed of sandstone that is 500 million years old from a time geologists call the Cambrian period. Hike the 5+...
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Au Sable Chasm, New York
  
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