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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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Great day trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Timdray
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Lockport, New York
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Lockport, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Sally G
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Mimi O
Canton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Kevin P
Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank john-e-boo
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to spend the day! Beautiful scenery. Convenient parking. Can hike one way and take the bus back.

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Thank JAC10035
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A strenuous "stroll" for a lovely day. If you have an interest in geology or just beautiful views then make the effort. Visit the Lily Pond area for some colourful history.

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Thank Caz P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent place to stay. We stayed in the rustic cabins, very clean and roomy. Close to bathrooms. Clean showers. Beautiful pool, nice play area for children, not to mention the Gorge and hiking trails that are available. Great place for the family. Allows dogs but they aren't allowed on the gorge trial, only negative I can think of. So glad... More 

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Allen, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several trails offered. We took the Gorge Trail, which was a fairly easy, enjoyable hike. The waterfalls are cool and the park signage describes well how the gorges and park were created over thousands of years.

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