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Watkins Glen State Park

Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Phone Number: 607-535-4511
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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144 reviews 144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a fabulous park!!! It is visually stunning!! What's so incredible is that it is right in downtown Watkins Glen and is so incredibly accessible there is not reason not to visit. Stone walkways, gorges, waterfalls, stunning cliffs. What's not to like and admire? Take time and walk this beautiful natural wonder. It is NOT to be missed. You will... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I would definitely go back here to hike again, however I would recommend doing it during the week... not the weekend. There were soo many people the paths were crowded with people taking pictures. On the bright side the views were quite beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of my most favorite places! It is a work out however. Lots of stairs to climb, but absolutely beautiful! Very easy to navigate! As long as you can follow a map you will be fine! Get ready to see lots of waterfalls!!

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Brookhaven, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had everything you could want in terms of accessibility. People were very friendly. Great park for all ages to explore.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were driving along the Finger Lakes during a road trip when we saw this park and decided to stop by to investigate. We are so glad we did! This formation is stunning. We walked around the glen and explored the various caves and passages. There are definitely sections that are mucky, dark and wet so wear the appropriate footwear... More 

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Gardiner
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On our way back from Niagara Falls we decided to stop here. It was a two hour detour but totally worth it. A great hike I won't soon forget.

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NY
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Breathtaking, awesome, God's Glory are just a few word to describe this marvel of nature you mustn't miss. Visit for the day and you, your friends, family will love it. Hiking is a MUST. Enjoy God's paradise.

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Dubai
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Are you visiting Niagara falls?, then, not to miss this Park which is on the way to New York from Niagara. Breathtakingly beautiful. Your tour operator will drop you atop the hill and you can come down through the narrow staircase carved on the hills. You can see and experience some of the amazing scenes on the way down, which... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Drove 4.5 hours there and back on one Saturday with a good friend of mine just to get a glimpse of the supposed treasures hiding here. Thunderstorms cancelled our planned trip in late September and the next opportunity we had, we took, despite a forecast of showers in late October. Although it was pretty grey out, the waterfalls & vistas... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I wouldnt consider watkins glen to be a spot for a good hike even though you might be covering some heights. It is normally crowded and has stairs for everyone to climb/walk. It definitely is a wonderful experience and a beautiful walk by many waterfalls in the gorge. The waterfalls all along the way add sparkle and shine to the... More 

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