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Watkins Glen State Park

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1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
+1 607-535-4511
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
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“indian trail” (302 reviews)
“gorge trail” (702 reviews)
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1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
+1 607-535-4511
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the kids there. Hiked the gorge. Was very cool. Very beautiful. Certainly worth a visit. We camped near there so that was a very good experience.

Thank Pavanjit C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What beautiful scenery!! Wow!! The waterfalls were stunning!! The hike we took was amazing!! Went to the very bottom of the Watkins glen gorge. So many waterfalls!!! I recommend this hike if you are capable of doing so.

Thank laukhuff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned a trip to Ithica just to visit this place. It's a little bit tricky to find the entrance. There is paid parking across the street also free parking along the neighboorhood. Its a nice 2-hour walk with some amazing views.

Thank rpunit
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Love this hike, improvements to parking and the park itself will be amazing when complete. The trail is a moderate hike, and every time I go I love it more!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Highly recommended for a hike along the gorge. There are several paths available and well marked, and you do not have to go the entire length if you don't want to. Plus, there are two entrances, so you can have a volunteer (like me) walk...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment hike I decided to go on since it was only slightly out of my way. I am so glad I did! It was so incredible! I have never seen anything like the scenery at the Watkins Glen State...More

Thank AhartAK
Reviewed December 8, 2017

This park is enroute to the Niagara falls from New York. One can marvel at the carvings made by the ribbon-like river on the slate rocks in the park. Excellent hiking trail, a waterfall that you can get real close to and a dramatic landscape...More

1  Thank Madhu S
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We never knew US has such beautiful natural beauty until we visited the Watkins Glen State park. Must visit the place while visiting Niagra falls. Not far away - just need an extra day. When we visited, it was drizzling and that made the place...More

1  Thank hetalj
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Beautiful, loved it. Need walking shoes or running shoes. We climbed up and up and really enjoyed the gorge-ous view! A bit of a climb but not too intense for us 50 somethings. Take lots of pics, natures beauty!

Thank TorontoEsther
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Stopped here while in Corning for the day and enjoyed it. The Gorge Trail, which seems like the main event, was closed. My family did the Rainbow Falls Trail which was nice. It was about a mile long and it was an enjoyable little hike....More

Thank BriPri
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November 12, 2017|
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Response from peggy m | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but most likely open. Lots of wineries. Other Finger Lakes are close by and some have waterfall areas. Get a state map and google area online to find attractions.
October 17, 2017|
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Response from brichey1 | Reviewed this property |
If your children stay on the trail, near you, and no horsing around or climbing, it might be ok, but this trail is VERY strenuous and there are steep dropoffs with low or no railings.
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Lvutotravel | Reviewed this property |
I dont recall seeing any buses parked around there so I doubt if there is any public transportation.