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How to Get To Ausable Chasm

The journey to Ausable Chasm will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and you’ll get to experience all the chasm has to offer. Here’s everything you need to know about making the trip.

First, you’ll need to decide which route you want to take. If you’re coming from the East Coast, the quickest way is to take I-87 north until you reach exit 30. From there, it’s a short drive west on Route 9 until you reach the chasm. However, if you’re looking for a more scenic route, you can take I-81 north until you reach Syracuse, then head west on I-90 until you reach Utica. From there, it’s a short drive south on Route 12 until you reach the chasm.

Once you’ve decided on your route, it’s time to start planning your stops along the way. If you’re taking I-87, there are plenty of rest stops and gas stations where you can stop for a break. If you’re taking I-81 or I-90, there are plenty of places to stop; however, since these routes are more rural, it’s essential to ensure your gas tank is full before starting out.

AT A GLANCE

Lens: Wide Angle

Gear List at a Glance: Circular polarizing filter, neutral density filter, tripod, shutter release, wide-angle lens. – Long exposure running waters.

When to Go: Call ahead in the winter months to see if they are open. We like Fall the best.

 

MANUAL MODE

You have moving waters here. You can do your long-exposure running and milky water shots. You will have to use a tripod for this effect. Your settings will vary depending on the lighting and your neutral density filter. You will shoot in manual mode for the milky waters. ISO is always 100 or as low as your camera will allow. The aperture is f22. Your shutter speed will be the only variable depending on the light. Roll your shutter speed until your meter reads zero. (In the center)  Use your shutter release or your 2-second timer to prevent camera movement when exposing. You will want at least a 2-second exposure for milky water. If you don’t have a neutral density filter, you may not get more than 1/15th of a second in the sun. 

If you don’t have a neutral density filter, you can buy one here. We highly suggest you do not go anywhere without one. It makes all the difference between lifeless images and outstanding, dynamic images.

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AREA

INFORMATION

2022 Rates at Ausable Chasm

Basic “Trails Only” Admission (5 miles of self-guided park trails, open year-round)

REGULAR (AGE 13+) $17.95

CHILD (AGE 5-12) $9.95

LOCAL RESIDENT (CLINTON, ESSEX, FRANKLIN COUNTIES, NY)

$10.00

UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE

FREE

LINK TO AUSABLE CHASM WEBSITE INFORMATION

GOOD CAMPING

CAMPING

Ausable Chasm Campground & Cabins

ONLINE RESERVATIONS CLICK HERE!

OR CALL 518-834-9990

Would you like to be featured in an article as a place to stay while doing photography or ghost hunting? If so, please send us an email. You will be surprised at how affordable our prices can be.

FOOD & DINING

FOOD & DINING

New Vida Preserve Restaurant

Location – Lake Placid – located in the old Paleface Ski Resort, offers stunning views of Whiteface Mountain. You will want to photograph this area too so why not pair it up?

Hours of Operation – Friday and Saturday – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Price range – $31 – $50

Cuisine variety – Farm-to-table, American, Latin/Spanish

Dining experience – Casual atmosphere

Dress code – Business Casual

The best hotels while doing photography

HOTEL

New Vida Preserve Restaurant

Location – Lake Placid – located in the old Paleface Ski Resort, offers stunning views of Whiteface Mountain. You will want to photograph this area too so why not pair it up?

Hours of Operation – Friday and Saturday – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Price range – $31 – $50

Cuisine variety – Farm-to-table, American, Latin/Spanish

Dining experience – Casual atmosphere

Dress code – Business Casual

TWIN PINE LODGE

PO Box 361 – Route 8 & 9, Loon Lake – Chestertown, NY 12817 – Phone: 518-494-4355 – Email: mail@twinpinelodge.com

See more details in our Article on The Adirondack Mountains

Authentic Log Homes or Rustic Adirondack Style Cottages with Fireplaces & Vermont Cast Wood stoves. All set on 25 scenic acres in the Adirondack Mountains. In summer, enjoy our private 20’x40′ in ground pool or stroll down the driveway to the town beach or boat launch on Loon Lake. Enjoy walking or cross country skiing on our trails and view spring, fall, summer or winter seasons as you bask in true Adirondack glory.

WEATHER

 WEATHER?

Check out the weather at Ausable Chasm

Don’t forget that you can use a rain sleeve on your camera if it is raining.

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