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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Activities: Walking

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Take note of the pictures posted and imagine your adventure 10 times greater. The Gorge at Watkins Glen is other worldly, like a combination of exotic locations you've seen in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Take note of the pictures posted and imagine your adventure 10 times greater. The Gorge at Watkins Glen is other worldly, like a combination of exotic locations you've seen in film, waterfalls of Hawaii and things you might have dreamed up. I'm much more in love with New York State than I already was.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I checked online before going to see if we could bring our dogs, website said dogs welcome, HOWEVER, there is a sign at the trail head "No dogs on trail" fortunately we have family in the area and they were able to come and get it our pup. We hooked up the trail, it was quite a walk but there... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walked the Gorge trail with family and found it exceptionally beautiful. The walk in itself is of Medium challenge but overall a wonderful experience. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and not sandals as it can get slippery. you do get a little wet but nothing more than refreshing. Wonderful expereince.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A beautiful walk, some quite steep bits and a lot of the path was closed as there was still ice around but well worth seeing!

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I likened the falls. The walk was excellent too, just know you get a little water drops on you from water dripping from the rocks above. At the top there is a little park with picnic tables and a snack bar.

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New Bedford,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Even though only 1/2 the trail was open, it was a fantastic trail. I think that the beginning is the best part. Did the gorge one way, and the rim on the way back. No fee until later in May.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a beautiful hike! Its a wonderfull 1 hour hike go and back and the nature is just stunning. Very impressive, we will be back one day

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The trail was only open to the Cathedral area. That part was awesome. It was a great hike, and I hope to get back for the other half!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was one of the best trails for maintenance and care. The views are spectacular - changing around each bend. The only disappointing thing was that only half of the trail was open when we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

One of the best attractions in Northeast and its free! It's right in downtown Watkins Glen NY. You'll just have to pay for parking downtown or in the Gorge parking lot. It's an easy 1.5 mile walk through the Gorge with 19 Waterfalls (2 you walk under). This place is absolutely beautiful.

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