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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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Philly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

WGSP is perfect for young and old. Waterfalls will captivate you as you walk up (or down) the gorge trail. Crowds on weekends can be distracting but only proves the value of the park.

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I live in Arizona and have walked the Grand Canyon a few times. I have visited Watkins Glen and have walked it a few times. Both are spectacular for different reasons. One is like St. Peter's in Rome, the other like a small out-of-the-way chapel that you and you alone discovered in a little Italian village, a chapel with great... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place, I had no idea this type of natural beauty existed in upstate NY. The gorge trail left me speechless. It's no secret so it can get a little busy, but that is a small price to pay for such gorgeous scenery.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk through the park with many waterfalls. Take your time and do not be intimated by the 800 steps people talk about. There are plenty of level areas and pathways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This was such a beautiful park! I'm so glad we made the stop during our trip from Ohio. There were a lot of steps but the sights were beautiful and the falls were not too far away.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The 2 mile hike in the Gorge at Watkins Glen in downtown Watkins Glen, N.Y. Should not be missed! This walk is the most beautiful 2 mile hike in the U.S. High cliff walls, some 17 waterfalls, 2 of which you will walk behind. This hike is worth driving here just for the hike alone. Go early or go late... More

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Park at the bottom and take the bus to the top. Walk down from there and this becomes an easy site to visit. Well worth every step!

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is absolutely beautiful. The most beautiful walk. You will be taking photos left right and centre. On recommendation, we parked and walked down from the Upper Entrance and got the little shuttle bus back up. (Check last time of bus) I would advise this too. Great afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Wear good shoes and climb..great hike...you will be rewarded with great views and interesting rock formations...fun for the whole family.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A must see when you visit the Finger Lakes region. The gorge is located in Watkins Glen. It is breath taking with amazing waterfalls. It is not a bad hike/walk thru the gorge. There are stairs to encounter but nothing to terrible. There is a parking fee per car during the peak season.

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