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“Wonderful family camping” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen, NY
607-535-4511
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Owner description: The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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“Wonderful family camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic camping, great sites that back up to trails that connect to the gorge. This park is one of our favorites. There are four caping areas, all nicely wooded lots although the larger loop with the playgroup has a open field in the middle so the sites that butt up to the play area are fairly open. Bath houses are spotless and lots of trails. Really beautiful areas to hike and picnic. There is also a great pool and play area near the entrance to the park office, very clean and huge. Take some time to venture into the town as well, great sporting goods store and there are lots of places to eat, etc. The Marina is great too and break wall houses fisherman and adventurers alike. Not to mention your are in the finger lakes region and there are wineries all along the lake. And although I am a bit of a wine snob and not a huge fan of east coast wines, they really have an abundance to offer and the food and experience are fantastic - even kid friendly too, although it would be an amazing couples venue too. This is a region to take some time. It you are roaming be sure to check out Buttermilk falls and other surrounding parks.

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“Great camping experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Nice sites. Choice of sunny, grassy, semi-shaded and wooded sites. Bathrooms are clean and playgrounds were well maintained. Great activities for kids at the barn!

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London, United Kingdom
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“The beautiful water falls of the Finger Lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a wonderful surprise to discover the beautiful gorge and waterfalls in the area of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. Travel along the east side or west side of Seneca Lake and visit the special wineries along the lake. Quaint restaurants, craft markets, waterfalls, hiking trails in and around the village of Montour Falls. Visit the historical route, Cook Mansion, the Library and the Museum. Wander down Main street, stop for a coffee and a snack in this old world environment.

Stand and gaze in awe of the magnificent Montour falls right in the center of the village.

A special place, nature abounds, you will be pleased you visited this special area.

Visited March 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Simply Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

There's the beauty of the woods, gorges, and falls, of course, but they even have ice cream on site. Nice variety of walks.

Visited September 2012
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Vestal, New York
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“Beautiful Gorge & Great Camping!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We camp here at least once a year because we love it so much. The gorge is an amazing hike, park is clean and well maintained, and the campsites are great. Highly recommend visiting, whether you're camping or just a day visitor.

Visited July 2012
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