Port Kent Travel Guide

  • Port Kent's ferry dock on Lake Champlain
    Port Kent's ferry dock on Lake Champlain
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  • The Ausable River, with Rainbow Falls
    The Ausable River, with Rainbow Falls
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  • The rapids
    The rapids
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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 29, 2009

    One of New York's scenic wonders is High Falls Gorge, in the Adirondacks west of Port Kent. Like nearby Ausable Chasm, High Falls Gorge is a deep chasm cut through solid rock by the Ausable River. The trail is short, easy, and spectacular.

    This park is owned and operated by the Roanka Attractions Corporation, a private firm headquartered in Lake Placid.

    High Falls Gorge A closer look at the falls Please stay on the walkway The rapids A pothole formed by stones in the swirling water
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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 29, 2009

    One of the most popular attractions in the Adirondacks, Ausable Chasm is a natural wonder comparable to Watkins Glen Park. The Ausable River has cut this spectacular gorge on its way down to Lake Champlain. The hiking trail is about a mile and a half, of little difficulty. A bus takes visitors from the trail's end back to the Visitors Center. It's mostly downhill. The cafe is a decent place for lunch, and the gift shop offers the usual postcards and guidebooks.

    Some like to go rafting on the river. It has certain passages that are navigable. See the website or call the numbers below for more information.

    The Ausable River, with Rainbow Falls The rapids The Inner Sanctum, with columnar rock stacks Deep within the Inner Sanctum The Grand Flume, deepest part of the river
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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 29, 2009

    The Lake Champlain Transportation Company operates a ferry service between key points on Lake Champlain. The ferry boat between Port Kent and Burlington, Vermont runs from 8:00 to 6:15 daily in summer and 9:15 to 6:15 daily in early fall. It doesn't run the rest of the year.

    The ferry goes from 1 Route 373 in Port Kent to the King Street Dock in Burlington. See the website below for rates. The site also has information on ferries to other towns, as well as sightseeing cruises.

    The ferry boat The ferry dock in Port Kent Passing sailboats The lake Approaching the Vermont side
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