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Watkins Glen State Park

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Watkins Glen, NY
+1 607-535-4511
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Amazing hike and waterfalls

My wife and I hiked these falls 40 years ago. just last week we did it again. They are just as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John M
Lititz, Pennsylvania
worth the trip

beyond amazing, if you havent been this is a NY MUST! gets very crowded, recommend going as early... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bronx, New York
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indian trail” (267 reviews)
“gorge trail” (594 reviews)
“main entrance” (160 reviews)
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Watkins Glen, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I hiked these falls 40 years ago. just last week we did it again. They are just as awesome. You can hike up and take a shuttle back or take the gradual Indian trail back

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 days ago

beyond amazing, if you havent been this is a NY MUST! gets very crowded, recommend going as early as possible and wear old sneakers!

Thank TravelGirl0717
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great park - a mix of fascinating and scenic. Bring your camera! Take the Gorge Trail at least one way, if not both. The other trails are not nearly as good, but they are much quicker to take on your way back to your starting...More

Thank GregIndiana
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only reason I am giving this a 4 and not a 5 is because of the crowds. The amount of tour buses that drop people off at the top to walk down. We parked at the bottom and walked up the gorge trail, which...More

Thank razzo22
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend and I hiked the gorge trail from top to bottom. I remembered my water, but forgot my hat, a serious error. I'm also just recovering from a 5-year-long disability that had me mostly stuck in a chair, so I was in horrible shape...More

Thank lgramlich
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is no place like this gorge! You can have an easy stroll except for the beginning and end if you do the full way around. if you only want to go one way for five dollars you can take the bus back to your...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorge trail was tough for 4 year old - a lot of steps. If you are unsure, walk the Indian Grove Trail (no gorge/waterfall but pretty) to the North entrance and take the Gorge Trail back - then you are going down instead of up....More

Thank jlhoytema
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking. We loved the gorge trail. You have to see this place. This is walking distance from the Lake

Thank GibsonFamily21157
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful views and great hiking! The trail offers many vistas of nature and the waterfalls. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes, however, there are several places to rest and take in the beauty of the falls.

Thank ArtAlley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Early morning visit, before the crowds arrived. I had no idea there was a shuttle service. That would have allowed us to see the entire gorge. With my sister, we walked up to the cathedral glen and then I even persuaded her to cross the...More

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k w
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Frostcove | Reviewed this property |
The waterfalls in the state park yes. In the entire area? No.
July 19, 2017|
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Response from ChelseaAlexNY | Reviewed this property |
Hi I went by zipcar but to be honest its best if you fly to Ithaca and rent a car there, going up it took about 4 hours, coming back it took over 7 due to traffic...check the fares to Ithaca from NYC they are real low if you... More
Denise S
July 18, 2017|
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Response from nancy b | Reviewed this property |
If you start at the top, it is all downhill from there....