Stretching across six million acres, the Adirondacks is one of the largest parks in the United States, scattered with many beautiful waterfalls just waiting to be explored. We’ve rounded up the best Adirondack waterfalls near Whiteface Lodge so that you can experience awe-inspiring natural beauty without needing to travel too far. Don’t forget to have your camera ready to rock as you’ll surely want to take these sights home with you.
Monument Falls – The Closest Waterfall to Whiteface Lodge
Just a 12-minute drive from our Adirondacks resort, this stunning five-foot waterfall is one of the best Adirondack waterfalls that features fabulous views of Whiteface mountain—the fifth-tallest peak in Upstate New York. The falls cascade down two slides, one that curtains another that creates a horseshoe slide. From the free car park, walk along the footpath to see a panoramic view of the falls from a guardrail.
High Falls is in a stunning location amongst vast farmlands, just a 17 minutes drive away from our Lake Placid hotel. High Falls is part of High Falls Gorge, a 22-acre nature park featuring four of the best Adirondack waterfalls. With a fabulous view of Whiteface Mountain. View all the waterfalls on pristine walking trails and fantastic viewpoints from steel bridges and walkways for the ultimate experience. The walk takes 30 minutes in total and makes for the most breathtaking of all walks in Adirondack.
Note: This waterfall is privately run, so guests are required to pay $2 to visit.
Wanika Falls is one of the largest Adirondack waterfalls near our Lake Placid resort (17-minute drive) at 150 feet tall. There is a path that leads right to the base of the falls for stunning panoramic views. For a day of hiking, why not try a section of the Northville-Placid Trail, just under 14 miles straight to the base of Wanika falls.
Stay at the Heart of the Adirondack Waterfalls in Luxury
Whiteface Lodge is in a stunning location at the heart of some of the best Adirondack waterfalls, tucked into picturesque woodlands near the stunning Lake Placid.
Explore much more of the Adirondacks during your stay at our Lake Placid hotel. Choose between large one to three-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens and cast-iron fireplaces; there is nothing better than enjoying the views on your private balcony. Learn more about our latest availability online or give us a call on 518-523-0505.