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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful nice place for a visit. beautiful waterfalls, gorge Would recommend taking shuttle to top and hiking down. You can hike up and take same shuttle down if you are so inclined.

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Hertfordshire UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

In early November the leaves have mostly fallen and create beautiful patterns and colours in the gorge. I had this visit on my bucket list for some time and notwithstanding the cold (it had snowed nearby the night before), this place is magical. Cascades of waterfalls, brilliantly created walkways, steps and bridges to take advantage of the views, shafts of... More

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Barton, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I came here with a group of friends that included a number of teenage boys. The number of steps may challenge some but it is an amazing walk up the gorge. So much beauty to take in as you wander through. Even the teenage boys were interested and explored every side path they could. So many wonderful picturesque spots to... More

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St. Catharines, ON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Spent 41/2 wonderful hours walking the trail, admiring the views and taking pictures. A perfect day. I'm curious to see what it would be like in the spring with water running higher. We'll be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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223 reviews 223 reviews
215 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place is awesome. You get to walk along the gorge and admire waterfalls, bridges, tunnels and lots of other cool stuff.

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Florida Keys
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went in October 2014 and it was fabulous. What a beautiful place to walk with waterfalls and bridges. Don't forget to bring your camera, you will take tons of pictures!

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Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful waterfalls with lovely stone pathway meandering along the falls. Safe for all ages. Noisy campgrounds on weekends because of nearby racetrack. But lovely nonetheless.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our B and B hostess warned us to go early. It was crowded, but not unpleasant by the time we arrived about 10 am. The gorge and its late fall waterfalls was endlessly fascinating. An adjoining cemetery was also interesting. The only minus was having to look at floating plastic bottles in a couple of places. Shame on you, humans!

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Kirtland, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a must see if you are anywhere near the finger lakes. The hike is amazing but if you are out of shape and cant do steps then stay home! The scenery is amazing and breathtaking!

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful fall colours and waterfalls with good pathway information. Visited on Columbus day so very, very crowded. Went back later in the week and, surprisingly, still quite crowded so did enjoy some of the other nearby state parks more

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