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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

Address: Watkins Glen, NY
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Waterfalls, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Waterfalls, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking

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Latham, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Highland, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Amherst, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you like to hike and love waterfalls this is for you. If you are able to visit on a weekday you won't have to contend with the crowds. There is a shuttle bus to give you a ride back to the parking lot if you chose.

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Oxford, ct
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Gorge is a wonder, careful on the slick rocks and be prepared because while not a bad hike it is longer than you think as you enjoy the scenery.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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