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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and the parking lot was full. $8 to park, if they're re-routing you across the street there is a kiosk where you can pay with a credit card. So if traffic is backed up, you're probably better off just making the turn and heading to that lot to save a few minutes. Lots of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The park is right on the highway in the town of Watkins Glen. Parking at entrance and close to entering the base of the gorge area. There is a shuttle if you want to walk down the glen rather than climb up the 1.5 mile trail. The shuttle costs $3. Entry fee to park/parking is reasonable at $8. Brochure shows... More

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

beautiful nature that you should not miss if you happen to be in NY, Finger lakes area. Three trails, nice waterfalls, and great scenery.

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The hike through the gorge was easy but the waterfalls and cliffs were spectacular. Bring your camera because there many places to take pictures. I suggest getting there a little early on weekends or it is crowded and you have to wait at the narrow parts of the trail. Other than that it is worth the time to hike and... More

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Midland, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
48 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 attraction reviews
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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