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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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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The falls walk was spectacular. It is like a fairy tale in places and so beautiful. One can walk behind the falls. It is nice as you can walk down or up the path and catch a shuttle back. be sure to have cash as the shuttle costs $3 per person one way. Worth it though after the walk.

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Clifton Park, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It was very crowded and we went on a weekday. It is worth every one of the 800 steps to the summit. Wear good shoes as parts are very slippery. Would recommend backtracking on the same path on the way back down as the views are too incredible not to see them again!!!!

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singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It doesn't matter where you live, this place needs to be on your bucket list! A lot of stairs. A lot of people. But an amazing sight. A sense of accomplishment (as much from walk as the visions!) Shuttle is $3 way for those who want a ride up or down. Park entrance is $8/car.

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Manchester, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wanted to see the beautiful falls at Watkins glen, but dogs are not allowed. I parked and walked the whole way up to the entrance and then I saw the sign, No Dogs Allowed. They should have that sign at the parking area, then I would have known not to go in. Parking fee is $8.00. I guess it is... More

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Arnold, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Watkins Glen State Park is a beautiful park with several walking trails. We walked the Gorge Trail then returned via the Indian Trail. We had no idea how beautiful this park is. The Gorge Trail is one of the most beautiful we have seen. You will get wet! A photographers dream. $8 parking and free admission. This was one... More

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DANIELSVILLE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We hiked the gorge trail last week in the middle of the afternoon in the July heat, but the trail is mostly shady and damp. We took our time, rested now and then, at the halfway point we had to decide whether to turn around and hike down, or keep going and take the shuttle back to the lower parking... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were here on a late Sunday morning. It cost $8 to park in their lot, and they gave us a map upon entrance. We didn't realize you could park in the street, which in hind sight we probably would have looked for street parking (which there were several available right in front of where we parked). It was a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the Finger Lakes from Florida and knew we had to visit Watkins Glen. We went on the gorge hike which was very scenic and mostly shaded. The hike is absolutely beautiful with deep gorges and waterfalls and tunnels/caves. It is uphill for most of the hike, but 100% worth it. It was very crowded at some spots,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was busy on a Saturday, but for $8 a car, a great place for a scenic hike. We didn't have time to stay very long but you could walk for hours. Very unique landscape, and right in town which is full of shops and restaurants.

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Toledo, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

At this point it would just be piling on.. MUST DO, must see.. There was an older woman today that had to be lifted out... So health is a factor.

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