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“Gorge at Watkins Glen” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen, NY
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Toronto
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“Gorge at Watkins Glen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

It had been twenty years since we had gone and we wish we did not wait so long to return! It was gorgeous. Would absolutely recommend having this on your bucket list.

Visited June 2012
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“Great place to visit on a hot day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Not only is the gorge beautiful, it provides relief from the heat on a hot day. You can walk at your own pace and can stop frequently for pictures. It is also very inexpensive, making it attractive for families.

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“Exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

This was the focal point of our Southern Finger lakes trip. (Of course, we found tons of other things to do too!)
Gorgeous. Breathtaking. I knew from pictures that it would be an experience, but I did not realize just how impressive and awe-inspiring it would be. The woman at the Souvenir store also provided maps, was very informative and friendly.
Cons: 800+ stairs, early May the gorge trail was not yet fully open.
Pros: Plenty of gorgeous resting spots if you need.
Take your time, and it enjoy this spectacular natural wonder.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been hiking for years and the hike through the gorge was one of our favorites. The views from the top of the gorge to the bottom are breathtaking.

Visited May 2013
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“A workout with scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Take the time to walk the gorge at Watkins Glen. This free afternoon activity can be enjoyed by anyone of any age although I caution you to keep an eye on small children. The pathways are often wet, due to the water that provides incredible waterfalls and a running stream, so bring comfortable hiking shoes!

You will walk up stairs, under natural tunnels and across stone bridges all the way traveling uphill. It's excersize with a scenic view everystep of the way. I've taken my children and friends and except for the huff and puff on the way up, noone has ever regretted this journey.

Visited August 2012
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