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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Activities: Walking

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I expected more

While the park and the waterfall is beautiful (when you can see it), I expected it to be bigger. My wife and I hiked about 4 miles round-tip and we had conquered the entire thing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

While the park and the waterfall is beautiful (when you can see it), I expected it to be bigger. My wife and I hiked about 4 miles round-tip and we had conquered the entire thing. We also didn't like how we couldn't bring our dog down into the gorge.

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Lowell, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

God lives among the breathtaking beauty in Watkins Glen State Park. To try and descibe the crystal clear waterfalls and perfect rock formations etched into the walls of the gorge cannot do it justice. You have to see this incredible beauty for yourself.

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Amherst, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Glen at Watkins is absolutely stunning! We hike it yearly and more often if at all possible. The glen has many stairs, wet/slippery areas, low overhangs and high areas. Each high area is pretty well protected and would only be an issue for inattentiveness or risk-seekers. You need a good pair of waterproof shoes or water sandals (such as... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Gorge was a wonderful experience. The only thing I wish that I wish I'd done was to start at the top and walk down the 800 steps, instead of starting at the bottom and walking up the 800 steps! We camped at the State Park, swam in the pool, hung out in Watkins Glen and then moved on to... More 

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a goodly hike up different levels. Most levels offer an alternative to the upward hike. Be at peace with nature and enjoy the spectacular sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was an unexpected treasure. I did expect to see so many waterfalls. Children played in the lower falls while we walked up the gorge. Nice places to picnic before or after the walk.

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Latham, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love waterfalls, this park is FULL of waterfalls, therefore I LOVED this park! Great beautiful, easy walk through cascade after cascade. The sounds, the sights, everything about this place was worth the visit. I say skip Niagara and spend more time in Watkins Glen... I wish I had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We really enjoyed the walk up and down:) Be prepared to climb up a lot of stairs. Took lots of pictures

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is truly an amazing place! Car parking is the only admission for the attraction.for families it's great! Bathroom is right at the start so keep that in mind. We spend time walking at the Watkin Glen state park trails, combined different routes back from the top. Seeing it from above is also amazing and special! Nothing is compared to... More 

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Brookhaven, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Accessible, beautiful, and beyond compare. Saw people from all walks of life and physical ability sharing the breathtaking view.

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