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Just after the last Ice Age (Pleistocene) and 15,000+ years in the making... there was a chasm.

Before the first flight at Kitty Hawk...
Before the first World War...
Before there were theme parks and roller coasters...
Before the Winter Olympic Games were created...
there was Ausable Chasm.

22 years before the Adirondack Park was established (1892)...62 years before the first Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid (1932)...110 years before the Winter Olympic Games returned when many witnessed the Miracle on Ice (1980)...and just five years after the end of the American Civil War ...there was Ausable Chasm.

Since 1870, Ausable Chasm has thrilled and amazed all who have come to explore. More than 10 million visitors have witnessed what mother nature has provided: a uniquely-carved, vertical-walled canyon made of 500 million year old rock!

As one of the earliest and oldest attractions in the USA, Ausable Chasm has developed a history filled with adventures, disasters, and many famous visitors. Please click on the various topics below to explore some of our unique history.

Recent Chasm Acclaim:

June 10, 2006, Associated Content - Ausable Chasm - Scenic Outdoor Attraction in the Adirondack Region of Upstate New York by Lori St-Germain

September 2005, TravelLady Magazine - Exploring the Ausable Chasm: The Oldest Natural Wonder in the U.S.A. by Habeeb Salloum

August 2005, TravelLady Magazine - Retracing the Footsteps of History Along Lake Champlain by Habeeb Salloum

June 25, 2005, USNews.com (US News and World Report) - Ins & Outs: Fishing the Adirondacks

September 2002, Times Union/Northeast Traveler - Weekend Wanderers

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