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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
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Activities: Walking

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A very do-able visual wonder!

We had a group of four and had been advised by one person to start at the top and walk down....they have a shuttle that will apparently take you to the top so you can do that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a group of four and had been advised by one person to start at the top and walk down....they have a shuttle that will apparently take you to the top so you can do that. But, on the advice of another individual, we hiked up and then back down. I'm so glad we took person number two's advice... More 

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Churchill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is a must see. It is a hike with some steepness, but the views are spectacular. Camera is a definite must to catch the breathtaking views. Also water needed. We stopped here on our way to Niagra Falls. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very worth the time to hike through this park. It is gorgeous! Pun intended! Definitely take your camera, and some water! Some trails are steep but you can do a decent amount of hiking without getting too winded. I've been here three times now, the last time in Feb (of course I didn't hike but the view from the front... More 

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Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing more to say then absolutely, breath taking, stunning, a must see for all! Bring water its a hike, and a camera for all the pictures you will take!!!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved it!! Sooo beautiful!! It's very long & has a lot of stairs, so be prepared. Early in the day wasn't the greatest because there were so many people blocking the path to take pics & chat, that you had to stand & wait in line for 10-20 minutes just to get by. Maybe have someone there to move these... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Incredible hike. Caution. It is over 800 steps up and an elevation gain of over 600 feet on wet stone but we'll worth it. Waterfalls, gorges, drips and hanging trees and plants the arch stone bridges are great photo ops. You can get behind two or more waterfalls. Alternate trails back to the lower parking lot. So beautiful. A must... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful day! Walked over from the Harbor Hotel and was just amazed at the beauty of it all. One beautiful waterfall after another. Bring your camera. The last 800 steps up are rough but you can rest along the way. Can't wait to come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Gorge was a beautiful park with dazzling waterfalls and rock formations. Its about a mile and half to top, 800 steps! You need to wear good sneakers and bring water on trail and your camera! We got caught in the rain storm at the end and rode the shuttle back down, thats the best way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's interesting that the park lies at the foot of where the town begins, like the town is bookended by the bottom of Lake Seneca below and Watkins Glen from above. So many good things have been written about the park that these comments will be short and specific. The left hand eastern park entrance is tricky I'd coming south... More 

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Westchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I hiked the "Gorge Trail" last weekend (Father's Day). Because of the rain the previous week, the last section of the path was closed. However, the first mile was open and it is--as advertised on this site---gorgeous, beautiful and spectacular. The water gushes past you as you walk from the entrance of the park to the top... More 

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Address: Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen

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