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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 is one of a kind! It's beauty is Amazing and a must see!! There is lots of steps, but don't give up!!!! Keep going as there is something beautiful around every corner! This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dalton, Pennsylvania
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Dalton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of a kind! It's beauty is Amazing and a must see!! There is lots of steps, but don't give up!!!! Keep going as there is something beautiful around every corner! This is a hidden gem, that is easily accessible! If you are in the area you must stop and check this out!!!

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Thank Emily W
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent over 3 hours driving to get to this state park unsure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at how astonishing it actually was. Unbelievable views. Easy trails. An a must see!

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Thank Colette S
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I first saw a photo of Watkins Glenn State Park on a Facebook meme and immediately had to research it to see if it was real because it was so beautiful. Two weeks later here we are. I love this place, it is even more beautiful and magical in person. The six nations campground is attached to the park, there... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time visiting. It was somewhat busy. Make sure you wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes. It's $8 to park. The day we went the shuttle wasn't running. The shuttle picks up at the end of the gorge trail for a small price. We were fine to make the entire gorge walk and then back. It was... More 

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Thank wohdonkey
Vestal, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Watkins glen is one of the best waterfall hikes in New York. Beautiful falls with easy path. Absolutely magical during fall. A must see for waterfall lovers.

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Thank Jessica S
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Watkins Glen State Park is a geological gem! The gorge with it's many waterfalls and pools of water are breathtakingly beautiful. Please be aware that there are literally hundreds of stairs climbing up the gorge. If you have issues with climbing stairs, this may be a challenge for you.

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Broadview Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Other worldly, looks like a scene from a Lord of the Rings movie. A mile and a half of towering cliffs, waterfalls and bridges.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my third time visiting and it is more beautiful every time - or perhaps with time I grow to appreciate its beauty! One thing is for sure I see it differently each time and notice things that have clearly been there before and gone unnoticed by me. As someone else said there are a lot of steps but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I traveled to Watkins Glen knowing we would be doing some hiking... we had no idea how picturesque and truly memorable the experience would be. We spent 3 hours at the park hiking all of the trails. Our favorite was the gorge trail (runs right along the water and you get to see all 19 waterfalls!). The... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful park. The gorges and the waterfalls are breathtaking. The 800 steps were pretty easy to navigate, even for our over 65 crew. Wear sturdy shoes as you will be climbing steps and navigating puddles for much of the hike to the top. This was well worth the trip. We all want to come back again when... More 

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