Ausable River

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The West Branch of the Ausable runs 36 miles northeast to Ausable Forks, and is fed by Lake Placid and the Chubb River along the way. At high water levels, the upper end provides demanding whitewater paddling opportunities. It runs through High Falls Gorge at the Wilmington Notch, a gorge formed by a fault zone, with cliffs on both sides. 

Physical characteristics

  • Length: 94 miles

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • Paddling (in select spots)
  • Beach access

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