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Ausable Chasm, Keeseville
(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to see Ausable Chasm and other attractions that appeal to you using our Keeseville trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 hik...  more »
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  • We did it all. Walking, rafting and the Adventure trail. The trails are good and offer overlooks of the chasm which was a huge surprise as to how vast it was. The raft ride on the short rapids (only a minute but fun). If you tube, you have to pick up and walk around the rapids. Heard that in May the rapids are a little more intense. Our teen children did the Adventure trail and it is nothing short of real rock climbing. You are harnessed for traversing the cliff faces and 3 wire suspended bridges across the chasm. Trolley pick up when you are done rafting. Good gift shop and snack area. We were there on a weekday (Wed.) and it wasn't too busy but heard it can be a long wait for the rafting.
  • Really nice place, I think it's awesome for a one day trip. We went there from Montreal, Canada, and we only took the basic options, meaning walking and admiring the view :) I cannot climb and all that stuff, but I saw lots of kids doing that. Everybody was having fun, so go there with your family :) The rafting is also an option, next time I will include that too. The road is safe, I have acrophobia but it was OK, no dangerous part. Of course, I haven't done rock climbing. We didn't get the chance to taste the food in the complex because it was already closed, but we ate in town at Pleasant Corner Restaurant. Enjoy your trip!
  • Ausable chasm is a great place to go with family or friends. It is pricey, $30 per adult, but it is totally worth it. When you do the basic package you can choose to do either rafting or tubing, choose tubing. I have been many times, the tubing line is shorter and faster, you also get to sit in the water, and you can paddle around and really take your time. The raft goes through very quickly. So many rafts pass you so you can still hear each guide explaining things to the rafters. The only reason to choose rafting over tubing is if you have very small children or much older seniors. Children too small will not fit in the tube, and you must be physically strong enough to lower and lift your own body weight out of the water. I really love going and highly recommend.
  • I want to give this place a higher rating because it's definitely worth it, but tickets to get in and around are absurdly high. You would've thought something like this would be free or at least very cheap, but that's certainly not the case. I would recommend visiting the bridge to get good views but don't spend $80 to walk down the trail.
  • beautiful spot of nature I have been to a few times over a 20 year period. The last time will definitely be the last though. Wanted to do the inner tube down the river. they said there was 1 hour wait for the tubing/rafting. Ended up waiting 1h45 minutes. then when they finaly gave us the tube, they told us we would have to get out and walk around the rapids because the water level was too low. I really wish they told us sooner! Had I known I would wait 1:45 for a lazy river experience without the rapids, i would of passed. Go when the water level is higher and go when there are no crowds