This alone may be worth the 3 hour drive to the Lake Placid area.  It's about a 45 minute hike though the High Falls Gorge.

The gorge is along the beautiful AsSable River, and features amazing waterfalls, rock formations, cliffs and a beautiful forest.  The experience is described as safe but breathtaking.

This trail is available all year.  If you would to make the trip soon, no need to wait for the summer months.

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