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Ausable Chasm: A Mecca for Family Fun!

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Millions of years ago, the mighty Ausable River dug a deep canyon in the bedrock beneath it.  Today, Ausable Chasm provides fun and excitement not just for people looking for a natural wonder to admire, but also for travelers seeking a thrilling adventure.  Here are a few of the great activities that they have to offer:

Walking Tours:  With guided and self-guided trail options, you can follow both upper rim of the canyon or stay right at the water's edge.  With spectacular waterfalls, scenery, and wildlife, it's a great way to get out and get moving.  The trails are open year-round and there are even lantern tours available if you are interested in a night hike.

On the Water:  What better way to see a river canyon than from the river itself!  Ausable Chasm has a variety of choices to enjoy the wetter side of the Adirondacks.  There are raft tours, where a guide will paddle you down the river for a relaxing view of the canyon and provide lots of information about the natural wonder that is the chasm.  For a hot day, you can hop into an inner tube and float down the river.  If your group can't decide which activity they prefer, some members of your party may choose the raft option, and other members can tube along behind the raft.

High Flying Fun: Ausable Chasm has rock climbing and rapelling lessons, and an awesome adventure trail that takes you on a ropes course along the canyon edge.  It's a great way to get some thrills in a safe way that is great for all members of the family!

Other Outdoor Activities:  The Ausable Chasm experience doesn't stop at the water's edge.  There are 15 miles of mountain biking trails, a disc golf course, gemstone mining, and more!

For more information about Ausable Chasm, give them a call: (518) 834-7454

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