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Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Phone Number: 607-535-4511
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

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Magical after rainstorm

Recommend starting at one of the two lower entrances and walking up the trail and stairs to get the best views of the falls. I am generally not impressed by waterfalls but this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommend starting at one of the two lower entrances and walking up the trail and stairs to get the best views of the falls. I am generally not impressed by waterfalls but this place is magical. The rock formations are amazing. We had the best luck to do the hike just after a massive rain storm, late in the day... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were driving back from Corning last year we saw it in the corner of our eye and despised to check it out, it was worth the stop!!! So we came again this year.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Upstate NY, a trip to Watkins Glen State Park is a must. We typically make at least one trip to the park each year. Even though we are regulars, we are always amazed at the beauty of the gorge. The entire gorge trail is about 1.5 miles an takes about an hour to walk. There are... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was worth the 800 steps to see the 19 waterfalls! Cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. I went one day late in the afternoon and back the next day after a rain storm, sunlight into the Glen was magical. The main entrance is a the bottom, I suggest going past to the next traffic light and right... More 

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watkins Glen State Park was excellent for our family's day trip while in Watkins Glen. There were plenty of hiking trails and sights for the adults and the playground and pool were great spots for the kids. We would definitely do this again when coming to this area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While in town for the wine fest, we decided to visit the gorge. We took a shuttle bus up($5.00 p er person)and walk down the gorge. You have to see this for yourself how beautiful it is. It is about 1 1/2 miles to walk down (or up). The shuttle bus runs most of the day so you can get... More 

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Thank Andrew J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great walk up and down the Glen. Met another family there who we talked to for about an hour or more before our coming back down. Very pleasant walk and other people friendly walking on the Glen trail. So pretty also.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great day hike! Various trails to walk along, many with great views of the many waterfalls. You only have to pay to park to get in!

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was cool seeing people from so many cultures and countries the day we were there. It also happened to be the day it rained for about thirty minutes so we cut our visit short. We could of easily spent more time here. It is worth seeing. I would recommend not going on the weekends if you don't like crowds.... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Glen! This place is extremely picturesque. A lot of stairs; over 600 of them. About a mile plus long. Take your time and soak in view after view.

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