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Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
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+1 607-535-4511
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Beautiful trip

The views were amazing! Only thing that restricted us were that no dogs were allowed on the gorge trail which we didn't know until a worker told us halfway down the trail that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The highlight of the park is the Gorge Trail, which was closed during our visit. Parts of the gorge and the Trail are visible from the higher paths and it is beautiful. If you are a hiker, you should know that all the paths here are quite short...possibly less than a mile long. Also, the aesthetics of the park are... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gorge path was closed during our visit in April. Make sure you check when it reopens for the season. There was construction going on in the park during our visit too. If all had been open, it looked like an amazing place to visit.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were amazing! Only thing that restricted us were that no dogs were allowed on the gorge trail which we didn't know until a worker told us halfway down the trail that we couldn't have our puppy with us on that trail. So we unfortunately did not get to finish the trail however everything else was perfect! We already... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gorge trail hadn't opened completely when we went but nevertheless it was worth the trip. There are swings and such for kids to play and there's a nice grilling area as well. The hike was crowded but fun. The hike is a moderate one. We have a 3 years old who rides on her dad's back in a kelty... More 

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Thank Zeecula
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this is an awesome place to visit when the Gorge Trail has opened. For some reason, the season has not yet begun in mid-April, even though the snow is long gone and it is Easter, with the parking lot full of visitors. It would be great if Trip Advisor could inform about things like this. The State... More 

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Boonville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here three times and all were great. The first time was right after it rained so the water was super high and murky but it was still fun. There are a ton of steps so plan on getting in your workout when you go!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park! Unfortunately the gorge trail was still closed for the season but my husband and I still managed to hike around the park a bit on the Indian trail. We will be back for sure during the regular season so we can hike the gorge trail.

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3 Thank Jennifer C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are fixing the front entrances so it's totally closed, but they don't have any signs to led u to get in from other entrance. They also have south entrance and north entrance that you can get into the park. There's a lot trail closed, so you can't go down to the bottom side to near water. But it still... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a difficult hike, but a good 2 - 4 hours walking if you want to take your time and walk all the paths. It's all paved but has a few slippery parts. Entrance is free and parking on the state park's lot is about $8. I went here in October which seemed like a perfect time of the... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit, but not a good time of year. Water runs slowly so views not as good as April, May and June. Scenery is nice, gorgeous in fall with colored leaves. That is also a good time to do wineries

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