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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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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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Bring your camera you will want to take pictures. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain jacket. There is a beautiful mist that coats the air. A great hike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Bring your camera you will want to take pictures. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain jacket. There is a beautiful mist that coats the air. A great hike.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hiking the gorge is breathtaking. You have to experience it to understand the beauty. You can hike from the bottom to the top, but I prefer leaving a car at the bottom and hiking downhill. The trail can be crowded at times, so go before 10 if you want less crowds. The pool is awesome, and the campsites are spacious.

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Mount Brydges, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

if you are a naturalist this is the place for you! It was more than we expected! Yes, over 800 steps, but worth it. The views are incredible, the stone pathways and steps easy to climb. It's not a difficult trek up, many places to rest along the way. We will be returning with the family. After hours no fee... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This park is beautiful in its construction of a rustic stone path and steps along the natural gorge and waterfall. You can even walk behind a waterfall. What a wonderful experience.

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Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The geology of the area makes this long, twisting gorge quite a spectacular sight. We chose the right time of year,,the water falls were magnificent. My daughter and I walked the trail twice in two days and were absolutely delighted by it. It poured each time and we got soaked to the skin, the trail was more than half closed... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had heard how pretty this park was, but it was even better than I expected. There is a 1 1/2 mile walk down a gorge with some 800 stone steps. I found it to be a pretty easy walk though, the steps are not all at once. There are more beautiful views and waterfalls around every corner. I'm sure... More 

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a lovely natural wonder. Words can not describe the true beauty. It is a simply must see adventure. Make certain to bring your camera and walking shoes, as some of the trail is a little wet. I can't wait to go back again, this time maybe in the autumn as the leaves are changing!

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went to Watkins Glen because I had the Gorge trail is spectacular. It goes right along the water and you walk by and behind 14 waterfalls. Unfortunately, even in end-April the Gorge trail was closed due to ice!! We walked the rim trail from where you get a more aerial view of the waterfalls, and is not nearly as... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We camped here for two nights in September while on a longer road trip. It was a nice state campground; we had a decent size lot and the people around us weren't too loud. I'm not sure how it would be in peak season; half the campground was already closed for the season. The bathrooms were just as clean as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

what a blast to see these amazing scenic views, it gives me chills to visit natural wonders, it make me want to ponder the Creator and His magnificence. this is a must see for nature lovers and mostly everyone. it puts us in perspective and our ability.

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