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Watkins Glen State Park

1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
+1 607-535-4511
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indian trail” (304 reviews)
“gorge trail” (695 reviews)
“main entrance” (191 reviews)
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LOCATION
1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
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+1 607-535-4511
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"indian trail"
in 304 reviews
"gorge trail"
in 695 reviews
"main entrance"
in 191 reviews
"south entrance"
in 67 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 111 reviews
"bring water"
in 53 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 67 reviews
"walk up"
in 73 reviews
"rock formations"
in 86 reviews
"take your time"
in 84 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 75 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 46 reviews
"every turn"
in 55 reviews
"bring your camera"
in 59 reviews
"mother nature"
in 44 reviews
"stone steps"
in 55 reviews
"walked down"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by this area with brother and both our families on vacation to the area. I was VERY disappointed that on the park's webpage it stated the Gorge Trail was open for the season, but as soon as I pulled up to the gate a...More

Thank captainshark32
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous place! Very touristy though, so plan accordingly. The parking at the bottom gets full pretty fast, but it is better to park at the top and walk down. Then they have a bus at the bottom that will take you back up to the...More

2  Thank Kennedy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I drove all the way here from NYC on the way to Niagara Falls. I was looking forward to this even more than Niagara Falls! Unfortunately, when we got there, the Gorge Trail was closed. There were people there to hike the Rim Trail, but...More

4  Thank Timothy Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the trails down to the gorge were closed due to the ice, this was still a highlight of our trip. The sheer beauty of the park was spectacular. It looks as though they are renovating the main entrance, so we went into the...More

1  Thank Carness V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a short hike before dinner, and we decided to do the Indian Trail hike. It was perfect for our afternoon and there were some beautiful sights along the way. We're looking forward to returning and doing the trail through the gorge...More

3  Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice for hiking and have bbq with family and friends the view of the water falls is amazing incredible i really have a good time doing short areas like the Indian trail

1  Thank guisela b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk through the gourge was so amazing, a natural beauty, took alot of photos, and I go there every two years

1  Thank JacobGeorge11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived the first 20 years of my life in NYS and only remember walking this gorgeous gorge one other time. How is that possible? My husband and I recently enjoyed an anniversary trip in the finger lake region of NYS. This place was first...More

2  Thank Heidi L
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this attraction while on a motorcycle tour with three other couples and a planned stay in the Watkins Glen area. I had read a article about visiting the park and its trail along the river gorge. We took the article's advice and took...More

5  Thank bruceb892
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Scenery is great. Terrain is easily manageable by all ages.It is worth going out of your way to visit.

1  Thank Randee P
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Surupa_Basu
9 April 2018|
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Response from Davo513 | Reviewed this property |
I cant say about a spa or hotels.We stayed at a friends empty home about thirty miles away.Just spent the hike day at the glen....The main entrance trail stays on basically level ground and can be completed in an hour if... More
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talessi2017
8 April 2018|
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Response from truthrules |
We stayed at Watkins Hotel, about as close as you get and it was great. Now we live in Newfield. Our AIRBNB Sanctuary in the Woods is on ten forested acres and a half hour from the park and we get many Park visitors. The... More
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Klzl
4 April 2018|
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Response from Harvey B | Reviewed this property |
Contact Watkins Glen State Park directly, (607) 535-4511, to receive the latest information. Although not as extensive or as deep as Watkins Glen, Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia NY at the base of Owasco Lake might be... More
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