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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely hike the gorge trail, but leave enough time to take your time and enjoy the beauty. Hope you like stairs...it's been a week and I am still catching my breath :)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

What a hidden gem. A reasonable hike. Make sure to wear sneakers, the trails are somewhat paved but can become very wet and slippery from the waterfalls. Early fall morning visit was awesome, not too crowded cool crisp air and great views!

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A great park to walk and see the changing of the seasons. Went there a week ago and want to go back during winter. The park has a paid parking lot, a gift shop and a lot of features to view and take photos of and with. Wear appropriate footware as you will trudge on wet ground and sometimes slippery... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We walked to the park from our hotel and then followed the Gorge trail to the top. There are a lot of steps on the way which take you up past the waterfalls with lots of photo opportunities. At the top you can take a bus back down for $3 or you can walk back. We took the Indian trail... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We couldn't count of all the waterfalls. The hike was not strenuous and made for a lovely morning with the family. There was a photo op at every turn. There was a snack store on top with ice cream, drinks and small bites. We had a fun time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Over the Columbus Day weekend, my husband and I decided to go to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Instead of doing the full 8hr drive to Canada we stopped overnight in the finger lakes region and decided to visit Watkins Glen State Park as well as the Corning Museum of Glass. When my husband told me that we could... More

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Hollywood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived about noon on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Was not expecting the entrance to be smack in the middle of town. Was a bit difficult to get in and park but the Visitors Center had clean restrooms so the wait in line to park was worth it. Of course we brought our dog so we were aware there would... More

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Dundas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visited the Seneca Lake wine country with a few couples. We had time to visit Watkins Glen State Park which was recommended by some friends. All the nice things that our friends told us about the park were too hard to believe, until we made our own visit. We were spellbound, mesmerized and just plain in awe. I have never... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Certainly recommend a visit. Walk up the Gorge Trail past and BEHIND multiple falls. The walk is a mile and a half. There is a shuttle that goes form the bottom to the top and vice versa. We walked up the one mile bridge and then walked back down. Also walks along both rims but not a spectacular as the... More

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not a difficult hike. We went with a group of varied ages and abilities and everyone was able to do it. The views are gorgeous...plenty of rock formations and waterfalls. The fall foliage was at its peak when we went (early October) and it was simply stunning. A must do when visiting Watkins Glen.

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