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Ausable Chasm, Keeseville

4.3
#15 of 284 in Nature in New York State
Must see · Canyon · Geologic Formation
A 3 km (2 mi) long gorge with a river and waterfalls, Ausable Chasm features numerous adventure activities, such as rafting, tubing, rock climbing, and cable traversing. Take a scenic tour to view odd rock formations and walk along natural stone walkways, or conquer rapids and whirlpools with the help of professional guides. You also can explore on your own. For a longer visit, check out the camping facilities. You can also play an 18-hole disc golf game, rent mountain bikes, and climb typically nonaccessible areas with help of a guide. Our Keeseville online trip planner makes visiting Ausable Chasm and other Keeseville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The waterfalls are impressive but you can observe it only from the bridge as all park facilities are closed. The visitors center is open only to sell souvenirs, no other services, not even restrooms.....  more »
  • I've heard about this since I was a kid since my Dad grew up near here. Always figured the "grand canyon" of the east moniker was a bit hyperbolic. But it stands on its own and it beautiful. Very.....  more »
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  • There's definitely more to do here than just take the easy hike and so we decided to get adventurous. We were attracted to this canyon by the Adventure Tour. We were expecting some cool views of the canyon from foot bridges, but were pleasantly surprised that it was a lot more of a fun challenge. It is very safe and very cool. You are clipped into a safety cable the whole time and are either scaling the canyon walls or crossing on cable bridges over the raging waters below. The first bridge is only a single cable so you start with a high wire act! After that, you can choose to do rafting or tubing along the lazy river. The wait for tubing and rafting was over 1 hour, but that was expected because of the busiest long weekend. And not to forget, had a great time on their rappelling adventure. Thanks to Tim, Joe, and Dan for a great time. I recommend the rappelling even if you are a little scared. The guys will get you through it and in no time you'll find yourself having a great time. We will surely be coming back for another round.
  • Awesome views. Hiking trails for everyone from easy to hard. 2 shuttle bus stops to bring you back to the Welcome center. Cafe available with food which was reasonable & delicious. Good selection of high quality souvenirs. The easy trail still provides great views.

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