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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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Midland, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful well worth going to! Walk the gorge! Waterfalls, rock fixtures. It is very beautiful and you walk up and down rock stones to see waterfalls, water pools so worth going to you don't want to miss this.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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40 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The trail through Watkins Glen is a triumph of engineering and back breaking work. The 800 steps along a nearly two mile route will work your legs. The high trail on the way back takes about one third of the time going up the gorge. Well worth seeing.

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Nice,gorgeous,beautiful,magnificent .... Strongly recommended to visit. Waterfalls are amazing. Some trails are difficult but very safe. We love this place and will definitely return there.

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Brick, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Put this on your list if you are in the area. Its a beautiful place to visit and spend a few hours walking .Don't forget to bring your camera there are many beautiful sights to see. Try to get there early as we did. The park fills up quickly!! Nature at its best.....So glad we came here!

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St. John's, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The sculpture of the rocks and the myriad pools and falls, ledges, and rock walls was something you would imagine would be something from a Lord of the Rings elf setting. Must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. A shaded cool walk, although somewhat strenuous up hill and up steps. Recommended to go up the Gorge Trail to... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'm sure it's been said before buts it's worth saying again, this park is an amazing little find in NY state. The hike is moderately strenuous but as a point of reference my four year old had no problem hiking up the gorge trail and down the Indian trial. Definitely worth the trip.

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

lots of steps, definitely not younger child friendly unless you have experienced little hikers. you get wet at a couple spots, but only slightly. absolutely beautiful!!! worth every step 😄

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing! The rock cuts, the falls, the tour by a wonderful guide (Elizabeth), all not to be missed. Traveling with two boys aged 17 and 15, so it's hard to keep them happy with all the stuff we "drag" them to, but they loved Watkins Glen State Park. We went on a weekday afternoon in the drizzle,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited during Nascar race weekend so it was crowded, but still worth the effort. Went along the gorge trail for 1.5 miles or so and feel as it we took in the main highlights of the park. Be prepared for lots of stairs and an uphill ascent from the main entrance, but nothing too taxing unless you have some physical... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice opportunity to get up close to the falls on a hike that goes up and around about 3 miles round trip on the gorge trail. I agree with another reviewer that this was a photographer's paradise. I have a decent digital SLR camera which I definitely got to practice with. There were some potentially romantic settings with the water... More

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