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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Activities: Walking

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Nature's Wonder

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Amherst, New York
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Amherst, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Highland, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It is very long, but beautiful trail with a lot of stairs.You can take as long as you need to get to the top. The great thing is, if you want you can get a ride back to the bottom,or to the top and walk down. Either way it is well worth the small fee they charge.Unfortunately it is not... More 

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Gorge at WGSP is one of the things you must do if you visit the Watkins Glen area. Make sure you have tennis shoes or hiking shoes - no flip flops! The waterfalls are amazing - just beautiful. You can walk one way (up or down) and take the shuttle the other way - or walk up and back... More 

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