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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: State Parks, Geologic Formations, Waterfalls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
Traveler Description: Watkins Glen State Park is celebrating its centennial throughout the season in 2006 and it has been a great place to visit. It is named in 2005 as... more »
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We are 60-somethings and I would advise starting at the top of the Gorge. We took Rt. 409 west out of town to the Upper Entrance so we could walk down, not up. Anyone physically challenged should do it this way - only steps down, not up. Got there early around 8:30. Didn't see anyone else for a while... very... More

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Mullica Hill, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A great hike and beautiful site. Had many opportunities for levels of hiking. Those who want to hike have several options, for those who want less hiking you can shuttle up and hike down. Gorgeous.

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the fact that you can park in the upper lot and take a shuttle back once you are finished the beautiful 2 mile hike down the gorge!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went at 8am and avoided the crowds (A Sat. in Aug.) The gorge was amazing and beautifully maintained!

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Forest Hills, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you are staying in Watkins Glen. The path has a lot of stairs and they are very wet. I would recommend hiking boots or sneakers. Both kids had to change their socks after the walk. The views are amazing and you see several waterfalls. We plan on going back.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place and a unique one indeed. Nice small hikes nearby, about 2 miles in all. Very crowded though, definitely not for one who wants serenity. I would prefer a weekday rather if you want quite and calm. The views are stunning, you need to go there to realize it. The pictures don't do justice.

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Bangalore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing and beautiful trail. Last few minutes of this trail has some really amazing and scenic views ... and best part, it rained while we were going down the gorge and somehow we really enjoyed walking in the rain, surrounded by all the greenery and intricate designs on the gorge walls ... :) BEAUTIFUL is the word for... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is truly a wonderous slot canyon hike - it's gorgeous and amazing to see the work of the people who built the trails and tunnels. The trail is wet and muddy - don't wear shoes that you'll feel bad getting dirty!!! It's also quite a few stairs and it certainly was a great leg workout! However, my small children... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We hiked up the gorge and walked down the Indian Trail past a 19/20th century cemetary. Breath taking scenery and history in one day!

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful area!!!! Look forward to going again. It was rainy the day we went and was still an enjoyable walk. Not impressed with the bathroom was all wet and smelly not sure if this was an issue because of the rain or if something else was going on there. But aside from that ....was amazing and highly recommend... More

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