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Watkins Glen State Park

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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. It has natural waterfalls, gorges, and heart shaped pools. Trails and bridges - it's just a pleasant place to go to in the hot summer or fall months. We love going back there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jjnonna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the park twice and have really enjoyed it both times. This last time we walked the entire trail. It was a really hot morning but it was truly worth it. The beauty is incredible. It is truly amazing the rock formations....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank butterworthsc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not hiked through this gorge since childhood, and I was not sure it would be as impressive as I remembered. My wife and I went last fall, and it was one of our favorite hikes in the East. We went on a weekday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin7276
Reviewed 13 February 2019

nice view of waterfalls and gorge for an easy hike. better to start from the top level, leave your car there and get the shuttle bus to go back to the top level. A lot of stairs so it's better going down than climbing up.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank terezitapgc
Reviewed 4 February 2019

A great place to visit if you are looking for a short getaway from Pittsburgh. Close to the Five finger lakes area. Best time would be to start your walk early in the morning (i.e when the park opens). This way you will find little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Vishtraveller
Reviewed 28 January 2019

This gorge walk is a very interesting insight into the power of water. The rock features are fascinating. The walk itself can be tiring at times, if you're not ready for it, with places to stop, relax and listen to the water

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ehtraveller2018
Reviewed 21 January 2019

This is another 1 of the greatest state park that i ever gone too and it was beautiful hike with descent steps easy to access for all ages, i just love the waterfall, easy access to restroom and parking..highly recommended it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sreng L
Reviewed 18 January 2019

This place is incredible - the sights are amazing! make sure you wear super comfy shoes, as there is lots of walking. And make sure you are ok with getting a little mud on them, because there is lots of water. Will most definitely be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Becky N
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Hiked the trail first thing in morning. Recommend that if want to take in the beauty, photo opps. Too crowded in afternoon. New entrance is nice. Good food, local beer, wine too. Great gift shop. Cant wait to use the new indian trail once complete...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank capemayfan319
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I remember it just like it was yesterday! I went with my family as kids growing up... Then I met Jim, my first love...we would plan the day there with picnics and romantic walks in the park@!!! Today I am here with my Jim, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ed G
2 March 2019|
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Response from 403darlenen | Reviewed this property |
Bathrooms were closed except at the Visitors center
Logan P
15 January 2019|
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Response from wxman2014 | Reviewed this property |
It is less than a 10 minute drive. It all depends on the time and season that you will be traveling there. During the summer it is extremely busy. We were there in mid-October and it was not crowded at all.