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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
607-535-4511
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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Elmer, New Jersey
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172 reviews 172 reviews
79 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Of all the waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region, we enjoyed the picturesque beauty of Watkins Glen the most. The many steps can be challenging for some but my wife, who has 'bad knees', was able to navigate them with no problems by just resting occasionally. We were with our Grandson who had a lot of fun especially when he... More

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dundee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This natural made wonder from glaciers past is hard to pass up. There is a good deal of walking, but you can start at the top and come down, or only go part way up. Wear shoes appropate for getting wet as they will. As anyone from this area will tell you their secret, park on the side streets and... More

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This has to be one of our favorite places to camp. We enjoyed our time (one week) of tent camping with fairly quiet sites, great attractions nearby (Gorge) and the hiking trails. My son asks repeatedly if we are going back there this year!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We did our 1st camping here . It is 9hr+ from richmond but our group was enjoyed every bit of the wonderful state park.Hiking is must to enjoy the heaven on earth .

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Burdett, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very large campground and a gorge that's the best in the Finger lakes. Many programs run by the local rangers for education and fun. Don't miss this one.

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Hong Kong, China
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52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is such an incredibly gorgeous place, worth the trip. The woods are always pleasant, the waterfalls stunning, and the location is a good halfway point to the other NYS attractions

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East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

All of the falls were gushing, the hike was so peaceful and amazing. Such beautiful scenes and photos.

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Don't be turned away by the fact that this is a state park. In my opinion, it would rival many national parks. The plethora of waterfalls and the beautiful stone paths just cannot be missed. Some of the paths actually take you behind waterfalls. There are many fabulous places for taking amazing pictures. Other trails aside from the gorge trail... More

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Portland
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50 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a wonderful place with waterfall upon waterfall -- nearly 20 along a one-mile hike. A few are substantial drops, but many are just lovely cascades over the slate-like rock formations. It's a great hike, up hundreds of stairs, in, through and around the gorge. If you've got a couple of hours, hike it all the way out and... More

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Ohio, USA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were amazed to find such a beautiful gorge in the east. The sights are just awesome. It has over 800 steps from one end to the other but is well worth the walk. As seniors we still had no trouble with all the steps and they are all up. We just took our time to enjoy it all. There... More

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