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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
+1 607-535-4511
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Beautiful views in an amazing NY State area

We visited the park before the lower trails were open for the season, but the view from the upper... read more

Reviewed yesterday

If you're up to doing a lot of steps then take the Gorge Trail!! The views are absolutely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah C
Boonville, United States
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the park before the lower trails were open for the season, but the view from the upper trails were amazing. The lower trail is a dirt path and at around 1.5 miles long, makes for a relatively easy 3 mile hike. We entered...More

Thank AuntJojo716
Reviewed yesterday

If you're up to doing a lot of steps then take the Gorge Trail!! The views are absolutely gorgeous! You get to walk behind waterfalls (prepare to get dampened!!) & listen to the water roar down the creek. We came back down to where we...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place truly is awesome. I was there early in the season when the river was flowing pretty good. The waterfalls and cascades along the gorge were beautiful. Very scenic area. It's about a mile walk through the gorge and pretty easy hike. There are...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Watkins Glen while in Finger Lakes area. Beautiful park to visit. It takes time to walk from one end to another. Do not recommend for elderly but good for family with kids. They also have a big swimming pool. Recommend ti visit if...More

Thank TY_Toronto
Reviewed 2 days ago

A tough hike if you are not prepared but fantastic water falls and gorge area. Extremely beautiful and interesting.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a moderate hike but well worth the effort. I am so glad NYS has made such an effort to keep this area pristine

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Watkins Glen over this weekend with elderly in-laws. We didn't go much far as there were many stairs and it was wet due to rain. Outside some construction work was going on as well, but they have maintained temporary toilet arrangements which is...More

Thank Saumyashree M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't be intimidated by the 800 stairs on the Gorge Trail. It is not as difficult as it sounds. The trail is very cool and the views are beautiful. The stonework walls and stairs are impressive themselves. Read the map carefully; there are alternative rountes...More

Thank hsmomcharlottenc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning! They have a campground right up the street in the same park. Tents, campers and RVs welcome.

Thank JGVaca
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to stop and visit while in Watkin's Glen. The gorge trail was closed when I was there which was a bit disappointing but the views from the upper rim trail are still worth the hike.

Thank jmelzer28
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are driving from Niagara to NYC and would like to visit the park on the way.. How much time should I allot (at least 1 trail)?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Shop2015 | Reviewed this property |
We walked to the one mile mark and that took us one hour as we stopped often to look at the waterfalls and rock formations. It took us 40 minutes to walk back which is easier as its a lot downhill. There is a shuttle if you... More
Karen J
Is this park open to see falls?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Karen K | Reviewed this property |
Should be open. Falls at best in Spring with snow melt, but great scenery year round👌
I will be there in early May before the Gorge Trail officially opens. Will I be able to hike on any part of it before then?
27 April 2017|
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
The gorge trail is closed all winter from some time in November until May. when its closed its gated off and it is illegal to enter due to dangerous ice on the trail and falling ice and rocks from above. There are other... More