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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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Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went there on Sunday.....did not have shuttle service....so we walked up the Gorge Trail and down the Indian Trail. You will get wet....so plan accordingly. It was a marvelous place....the way the water comes through....plenty of opportunity for pics. The last part going up is steep...and will get the old heart going...walked down the Indian Trail...which is not near water... More

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Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I had not heard of it before, but it was absolutely beautiful. You will probably get wet (especially your shoes) but it was worth it. The shuttle was not running the day we were there, so we had to walk both in and out, still loved it.

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USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous scenery! Waterfalls are so beautiful and steps are an engineering feat! best time to hike is Mon thru Friday, or late afternoon on weekends. it gets crowded as some parts of trail are narrow.

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Stowe, PA
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We just spent a week in Watkins Glenn, NY. We did not do the entire Gorge because we did not have enough time, but the Gorge is a must do. Allow at least a few hours to do the entire hike. Be prepared to climb stairs! The views are worth it, especially in the fall.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Watkins Glen State Park is a great value at $7 per car for admission and parking near the entrance. The scenery is very dramatic, as the stream has carved a narrow gorge with interesting rock formations and waterfalls from the top to the bottom of the mountain. The trail climbs up along the route of the stream and there are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If your going to go up in the glen, I highly suggest entering thru the main entrance. It's $8 a car to park inside so, the main entrance has a nice village so a lot of people will park outside and walk in. Starting at the main entrance is good because from there, everything is up hill so on your... More

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San Diego, California
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful!!! was a bit crowded on a Sunday, but still wonderful. Suitable for everyone, with a lot of stairs to climb but not a challenging walk. We walked up the gorge trail and back to the main parking through the Indian trail.

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stewartsville,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Gorge is a beautiful and awesome place to visit on an autumn day! You'll get a workout but it's worth it. The water has carved pools and waterfalls of all types. Make sure you wear old shoes as it gets a bit muddy in spots. I can't wait to go back!

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West Seneca, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We arrived at the park around 9:30 to begin our hike. It was a bit chilly still so not many others yet on the trails. Go early if you want scenic photos without the crowds of people. Hike the gorge trail for the best views. Be prepared to climb steps, roughly 800. They are spaced out comfortably and the views... More

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Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I hiked the gorge @ Watkins Glen, it is GORGEOUS!!! During the fall this place is incredible. The fall colors, the fresh air, the exercise, the waterfalls. It costs $8.00 to get in, its worth every cent. Hike it early morning, its quiet & oh so pretty!

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