If you’re looking for a winter adventure road trip less than two hours away from Montreal, the breathtaking Ausable Chasm is the place to go.
This ice canyon is located in Keeseville, New York, and is known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks.’
The canyon is a giant sandstone gorge that formed nearly 15,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. The canyon is open all year long but during winter it’s truly a site to see.
The Ausable Chasm offers guided winter tours allowing visitors to explore the breathtaking ice canyon. View huge icicles that hang above the Ausable River and descend into the canyon to explore the rock formations.
Visitors should note that snowshoes or ice cleats must be worn for safety and rentals are available for $5. Tours cost $25 USD per person.
Winter hiking or snowshoe photo tours are also available. Guests will able to tour the area and capture the amazing views on their cameras.
Snowshoes and ice cleats are required for safety but are available to rent for this tour as well. Visitors should also bring along their D-SLR or SLR cameras in order to take the best photos. The photo tours start at $129 USD for two guests.
So, if you’re looking for your next winter road trip destination, grab your passport and drive to the Ausable Chasm to explore this magical natural wonder.
Where: 2144 Route 9 Ausable Chasm, NY
Tours: Book online
Price: Tours range from $25 to $179 USD