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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
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

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Hiking with my son.

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful gorges I have ever been to. If you area in the area, I strongly encourage you to go. Under $10 per car load to get in, you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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East Rochester, New York, United States
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East Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful gorges I have ever been to. If you area in the area, I strongly encourage you to go. Under $10 per car load to get in, you will not be disappointed, bring your camera and plenty of barreries.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The campground was well-maintained, with simple, yet convenient, amenities. Water spickets were easy to find and the bath house was clean, warm, and efficient. The trail to the Gorge and other circuit trail was found right off a campground loop. The views from the Gorge Trail were breathtaking.

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Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous walk and beautiful scenery. The waterfalls are amazing, bring a camera. Wear sturdy shoes, it can be slippery.

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Maspeth, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The hike is not very long but it is family friendly and the state park is well guarded and maintained. Everyone is friendly and the sites are very clean. The bathrooms are clean as well. It is worth the 5 hour drive from New Jersey.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The trial is a little intimidating, but if you're in OK shape it's so worth the views. Go north along the gorge for the best views, and you can take one of the rim trails back into town.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Easy trail even young children can mange. So many spectacular sights crammed into about 3 mile very well maintained path. Can't wait to develop the pictures!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The park is beautiful with well maintained trails and a great swimming pool with jumping board which was a lot of fun!!! The waterfall is gorgeous with so many picturesque spots! Great experience!!!

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

it was amazing, everything was great, it was worth the drive there from Kitchener Ontario, bring water and wear good hiking shoes

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done, and is strenuous enough to work up a good sweat. You'll be wanting to take a picture every 30 seconds. We hiked from the main parking lot to the end of the Gorge Trail, and then came back on the same trail - from the different perspective, it almost... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spend 4 nights camping at Watkins Glen. The waterfalls are just lovely. The 1+ mile walk is so beautiful! It felt like the Garden of Eden. I plan to go back soon! Camping was luxurious with hot water showers and outlets for hair dryer. (See the second part of this review for details.) Here are some tips: - For... More 

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