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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
607-535-4511
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The perfect upstate NY vacation destination. Watkins Glen State Park is spectacular with all the waterfalls. Yes, you can look at pictures but it's not the same as hearing the rushing water and feeling the spray. Overlooks are magnificent. A lot of people don't realize there is a pool there. Anyone can go. It's an Olympic size pool surrounded by... More

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cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, scenic hike to cool you off on a hot day. Since most of the hike is in a canyon, it was shaded. Definitely refreshing on a hot, sunny day. Park across the street and save eight bucks.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to hike one morning on our honeymoon and had a great time! It's an simple 2ish hours to spend enjoying the beautiful views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, we enjoyed the wineries, but do not go to the Seneca Lake region without visiting Watkins Glen State Park! If you enjoy spectacular waterfalls, this is your kind of place! The mile and a half hike to the top provides one ooh and aah after another. Hikers of all ages were on the trail, which you can enjoy at... More

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I are in our late twenties and recently did a trip through The Finger Lakes. We decided to go to this park before heading home and it ended up being our favorite experience of the trip! We've done a lot of hiking in NY state and this was hands down the most beautiful scenery we have ever... More

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spectacular natural beauty! The path is well maintained and walk very enjoyable. It is amazing to see the power of water! Very glad we chose to see this beautiful area.

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Exeter
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For a nominal rate of $8/car (Sept 2014) we gained access to several hiking trails in this beautiful state park. We also were able to use our pass at any state park for the day. We began the Gorge Trail but it had a detour so we did not finish it but what we saw was beautiful. There are a... More

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Middletown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is not my first visit but my second but this time with the family.Its pouring rain so we all are praying that upon arrival in the park it'll stop raining and Thank God it did, we explore in the park and mind you its large and upon reaching the top that's when we started slowing down, we had a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was the last stop on our roads rip. Definitely, saved the best for last. It was rainy in the morning so the trail was a little wet, muddy and puddly. Despite all that it was gorgeous!! A must see words and pictures cannot describe its beauty. We did the gorge trail to mile point bridge and walked back along... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Stayed in a rustic cabin labour day weekend. The hiking and waterfalls are amazing, the big outdoor Olympic sized pool is great. I love this campground.

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