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Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Watkins Glen, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There can't be many natural sites like this in the world, located in the heart of the downtown! And five blocks north, is the harbor on Seneca Lake! I am a local, and walk the gorge every season. I take the main trail to the top, and walk the Indian trail (rim) back down. For me, the best time for... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Confirming the multitude of other reviews celebrating the natural wonders and the many stairs. We just take it easy and walk slowly, pausing to take in the vistas at every turn. We walk up the gorge, rest at a picnic table in the parking area at the top, then walk down. Best close-up views going up, best long-range views going... More

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Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

There are so many sights to see and there is nature EVERYWHERE!!!!!!You should visit! There are waterfalls everywhere you look and it's beautiful!

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GRAND ISLAND
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416 reviews 416 reviews
179 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

nothing in nearby Ithaca matches the awe-inspiring wonder of this natural cut, which has been enhanced at bit for safety, but not paved over like, for example, the islands near Niagara falls... combine this with a trip to corning and you've made a truly unusual short week's vacation... do take care, though, to avoid race weekends... unless, of course, you're... More

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Burdett, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Many steps from bottom to top and some of the neatest waterfalls in the Finger lakes. You even walk behind one called Bridal veil. It's a wonderful outdoor destination in a geat little village.

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Long Island, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is an amazing place. Get here early in the day before it gets too crowded. If you're healthy walk it - there are steps and the path takes you up the gorge - but there's plenty of portions that are not steps but are gradual inclines. You're in the shade most of the walk and there is often spray... More

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Long Island City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Gorgeous easy hiking trail. One of the prettiest we have ever hiked. Take your time and breath this beauty in. When I showed the pictures I had taken to family and friends when I came home they thought I had visited another country. I am proud to say this is New York! Try to go earlier in the day so... More

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Ithaca, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It is well worth visiting and seeing. As other's have written it's a very easy grade of hiking, go there on off hours to avoid crowds if crowds are not your thing. To climb it you must be in good physical shape, wear comfortable shoes, sneakers or hiking boots recommended, and take your camera since there are many spectacular camera... More

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Pittsford, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

An experience for everyone. You don't have to enjoy hiking to enjoy the trails and the microclimates you pass through. Very easy grade and the views are spectacular. Go in the off hours or off season to avoid the crowds.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Well worth the trip just for this beautiful state park..Must be in shape to climb the whole thing...

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