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Watkins Glen State Park

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P.O. Box 304, Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Youngsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had a nice spot - near a shower/bathroom. Campfire ring. No really close neighbors. Had a good night's sleep. The park was clean. Employees were friendly. No problems with noise or anything else. I would go back.

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1 Thank Susan W
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The falls at this park are beautiful. So much so that not only did we climb the 800 plus steps one day, we went back and did it again the next day. We took our time to enjoy all the beautiful sights and sounds. The park makes the falls very accessible to climb and walk the stone pathway. As for... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We have only been camping for a year but we have been to several different campgrounds. The sites here are spacious and not on top of each other which made it very enjoyable. Unlike the campgrounds built on flat ground, the sites are carved out of the natural terrain in the woods making it much more fun.

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1 Thank Tim H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

First, would visit again but earlier in the season as the waterflow would be even greater. Summer rains help this attraction. As for which entrance to start at. Most started at the bottom and climbed up. No access for handicap or wheelchair or walkers. Its a lot of steps. And after 1.5 mile ascending up steps and trails...you have to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We can here for a mini vacation and had an absolute brilliant time. The view was stunning everywhere you looked. We hiked about 5 km and walked up over 800 steps. We took so many photographs and will post later. My suggestion is that you take drinks and snacks you since it's a. hike. There are. garbage bins located throughout... More 

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1 Thank floydangel71
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Bathrooms were well-lit and clean enough. The campsites are obviously not all the best location-wise. We were Onondaga loop site 199. I'd have chosen a site on the other side of the road. Their camps didn't back up to others. We had a triangle of campers around us. But, again, it's campsite camping, you cannot expect absolute privacy- be a... More 

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2 Thank Kelly A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Okay so camping at Watkins Glen was interesting. First off we were booked in the Tuscarora Village site 268. The major issue with this site: it sits about 100feet away from an active train track which comes through around 8pm and 1am. The train literally feels like it's coming through your tent. The sites to our left were even closer... More 

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115 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The gorge of Watkins Glen is a must-see hike. I've been here several times and I am amazed not only at the beauty of the gorge itself with the cascading waterfalls and high cliffs, but also at the engineering feat of the trail itself. I am amazed that stone pathways, tunnels, and bridges were carved into this gorge. Not surprisingly,... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Watkins Glen State Park is beautiful - the amazing waterfalls and gorges make you feel like you're in a movie!! The only downside was that it's a tourist trap! there were SO many people on the Gorge Trail - it was hard to get any good pictures without people in the background. Where we stayed in the campsite (Seneca Village),... More 

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Toronto
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The deep and narrow gorge is accompanied by man-made path along it. Enjoying the former would not be possible without the latter. Both are amazing and make worth traveling a fair distance to see it. There is a nice picnic area and a swimming pool near the gorge thus combining multiple pleasures is easy here.

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