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Watkins Glen State Park

1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Great day with family

A beautiful way to spend the day. This is a must do for outdoor lovers. Walking the trail is like... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sidney, New York
Must-See in the Finger Lakes!

Wow, what an amazing hike. Not for those with arthritis/knee problems as there are lots and lots... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indian trail” (299 reviews)
“gorge trail” (688 reviews)
“main entrance” (186 reviews)
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1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful way to spend the day. This is a must do for outdoor lovers. Walking the trail is like walking back in time to a different world.. Love it..

Thank Cruze_2011
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, what an amazing hike. Not for those with arthritis/knee problems as there are lots and lots of staircases on the Gorge trail; however, the rim trails are much easier and provide excellent views of the narrow gorge from above. The gorge trail hike is...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing hike down the gorge to see the over 19 waterfalls of Watkins Glen State Park. Very well maintained with breathtaking views! Needs more signage so you know exactly what path you are on.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The gorge trail was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on, but remember to bring your walking shoes, the 1000+ steps are not for the faint of heart! Tip: Start at the upper entrance and walk down the the lower entrance...More

Thank cbellomo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to view rushing waterfalls and deep ravines. Visitors center area was closed due to construction, would like to go back and go in that way instead of from above.

Thank Gasherbrumfour
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a deep gorge with waterfalls. There are hiking trails that get you up close to some amazing views. However, you need to be aware that the paths are slick wet rock carved out of the side of the gorge with protruding rocks and...More

1  Thank nancynj
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to many beautiful places in the world, but I now have Watkins Glenn State Park as one of my top places. I am sharing some pics so you can judge for yourselves. Words cannot describe how amazingly beautiful is this place. What...More

Thank Paolo C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have been planning a trip here for some time and finally got to make it. It is everything the picture Show and more. I will definitely be coming back to see waterfalls and gorgeous scenery. The gorge is just breathtaking.

Thank cbandit4u
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trail to the upper level is challenging at the very end but the rest of the trail is passable for all levels of hikers. There is so much to see that you want to reserve at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours to take in...More

Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great picturesque state park.. great trails and wonderful views! Wonderful for family and love birds! A must see when visiting the area.

Thank ladyfingersandmiles
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Cinsational | Reviewed this property |
Hi- I believe the best way to do it it's from the front entrance. It's safe enough for the kids and you can easily be there 3 hrs + and there's a few different trails depending on how you do on timing. Weather wise, the... More
19 September 2017|
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Response from Lvutotravel | Reviewed this property |
I dont recall seeing any buses parked around there so I doubt if there is any public transportation.
15 September 2017|
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Response from marypat49 | Reviewed this property |
In most places there are railings on steps.