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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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This place will leave you speechless. Ive been there two times now, and i could just keep going back. The trails are pretty easy, unless you don't like to walk up steps. Also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lindseym15
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Watkins Glen State Park a number of times and never had to pay for the shuttle back to our vehicle at the end of our trek but this time we were told the fee was $10 per adult to be shuttled back up to our vehicle. I was floored to be frank. This time we had guests... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a place I will come back to if I am in the area again. It was a perfect hike to the end and back, with stairs in a few places that May be cumbersome for some. Go as far as you want, or turn around any time. Beautiful mini falls, rocks, and if you are going to the... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place will leave you speechless. Ive been there two times now, and i could just keep going back. The trails are pretty easy, unless you don't like to walk up steps. Also, they can be a little slippy because of some of the waterfalls. But just go prepared and be ready to take a hundred photos of the place.... More 

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Watkins Glen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing, well worth it! We really enjoyed the natural beauty...lovely area. We took the gorge trail going up from the main entrance of the state park. It was not too busy when we were there on a Monday morning. Parking was $8 and no charge to walk the trails.

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything you read about this natural wonder praising it is true. Even at this time of drought, the cascades are still quite lovely to look at. Rainbow Falls is only a rain shower now, but the Gorge Cascade is flowing well. The Gorge Trail is mostly dry and easily hiked all the way up to the top and back in... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just finished a morning hike through the Watkins Glen state park, what a spectacular place. This is a must see when in the Finger Lakes area, the scenery is beautiful. One word of caution after labour day the shuttle bus that would take you to the top of the park so you just have to walk down only operates... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Watkins Glen Stat Park is a lovely find in the Finger Lake area. Take a 20 minute drive from Corning, NY and you enter Watkins Glen. The park is right as you enter the town. The fee is $8. There is a waterfall by the lower parking lot. The path begins as you walk through an opening in the rock.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited the park after being recommend by the owner of the place we were staying. It is a really great spot for a walk, the gorge is really beautiful and the walking is easy going. The pool and waterfalls are really amazing, it is a must see if your in the area. Go early as it does get... More 

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Morrisdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a morning hiking up the Gorge Trail. Since the trail was fairly busy we decided to hike the Indian Trail for our return trip. Even though the region is in the middle of a draught the gorge is beautiful. Lots of photo opportunities.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here to take a hike not knowing how absolutely beautiful this place is. Would highly recommend this for it's awesome beauty. Lots of steps/walking but well worth it.

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