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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 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Watkins Glen is a really beautiful place! I have been no other place like it. The waterfalls, bridges, and gorge are amazing. Its really cool to be able to walk behind a couple of the waterfalls and up through the staircases in the rock. When I was there, most of the pathway was wet so a good pair of shoes... More

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Cookshire, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A very nice park. The campground is clean, so are all the facilities. The rangers are quite present which makes the place very safe.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful park to visit. Absolutely breathtaking!! Walking shoes and a camera are a must. Lots of places to park on the side streets as park is right in town and then the park is free. Carried our subs from Subway in town and walked up to the top and had a picnic before walking back down. A... More

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markham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

There are three parks that claim waterfalls in the Finger Lakes area.. this one is the more physically demanding hike, also the more scenic. You get to walk on a fairly narrow trail by the river's edge (ok there are nice trails in the nearby woods but what's the fun in that), but you juggle passage with a lot of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I walked the whole trail and took tons of pictures. I will warn you, if you have health problems, this can be strenuous. I wish I had my knee brace. Be sure to take a camera and water.

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Albion, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We camped at the park for a long weekend. The park is quiet and beautiful with towering trees. You can access the gorge trails from the campground, though it is a long walk back up. It is unfortunate that New York State doesn't upgrade the parks with more electric sites as they are in demand and generators are unacceptable in... More

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Syracuse, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful parks you will ever see. The waterfall walk is only 1.5 miles so most people and children will have no problem with it.

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Cambridge, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mile and a half walk with an unbelievable number of gorgeous waterfalls. Worth a stop if in the area, or to drive here if you are not already in the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

So beautiful. The hike is amazing. Yes, there are alot of steps but they are not all at one spot. You take a few here then take a few there and at the end there are quite a few all together but nothing that a normally healthy person could not handle. There is a snack bar at the top and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Watkins Glen State Park is, essentially, a 1.5 mile trail along the Glen Creek. If you go after 10 a.m., you will share this beautiful experience with about a bajillion other people, who will all totally screw up your photos. If you'd like a bit more privacy, wake early like I did, and hike the trail at about 6:30 or... More

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