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Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Phone Number: 607-535-4511
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8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

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great views

drove past this one my way home from college the views were absolutely stunning took some great photos

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Geneseo, New York
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Geneseo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

drove past this one my way home from college the views were absolutely stunning took some great photos

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Salt Lake City
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular!!! Really.. what an AMAZING place!!! We LOVED it! There are two parking areas but I recommend the lower one. They try to make you pay for parking like it's and "entrance fee", but there's no entrance fee at all. Just park across the street and walk in for free. You go through some wet areas, and it's a long... More 

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Elmira, New York
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been through the Watkins Glen State Park several times. Walking through the GORGE is something you will never forget. The beauty of the outdoors, the many waterfalls, and the cascading water is exceptionally beautiful and relaxing. I usually take the buss to the top of the Gorge and walk down to the Park. Anyone that stops at Seneca Lake... More 

Thank Charles M
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is not a strenuous hike and it is so beautiful all along the way. the rock formations are just beautiful!

Thank Nicky125
Blandon, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family on a walk through the gorge and we had a wonderful time. There are a lot of beautiful views of waterfalls and even chances to walk behind them. We didn't get a chance to walk all the trails but it gives us an excuse to come back and enjoy the gorge again.

Thank Steve S
New York, USA
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe it's taken me so long to visit this place. So beautiful!!! Great place to go for a walk if you're visiting Cornell or Finger Lakes.

Thank TravlerFromNYC
Keene, New Hampshire
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111 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED this walk/climb up to the top seeing all the variety of waterfalls along the way. We could have spent a whole day here if we had more time. This is nature at it's finest. There are tons of pictures online, so i only include one of my favorite views. They were all spectacular. I recommend going early or... More 

Albany, NY
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with our children and grandchildren as part of our summer vacation. This was our third visit and the beauty of the glen never gets old. It does involve some vigorous walking so keep that in mind. Our four grandchildren were ages 8-13 and they were fine.

Thank albanywanderer
Makati, Philippines
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is actually quite refreshing. While walking you can take time to reflect, as the beauty and sound of the gorges, cliffs, and 19 waterfalls soothes and calms your mind, especially when you’re traveling alone.

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Glenview, Illinois
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really need to be committed to walk to capture the full flavor of the state park. But as you walk through you see all kinds of natural wonders. Also be prepared to get wet seeing some of the sights. Worth the effort and bring your camera.

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