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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
+1 607-535-4511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a must see. There are several hiking options to experience the water falls or you can just meander at the welcome center to see some of the falls. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon in early October, very busy. Thought that would be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank L9334TRteresam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few tour companies may fool you and ask you for park entrance fee of $10 per person , dont get trapped by paying them as the entrance is absolutely free of cost. Tour companies like TakeTours/ Tours4fun/ Wannar.com and many more demand entrance fee for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sonaparyani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a fun time hiking around Watkins Glen and exploring the Gorge Trail with all of the rushing water, what a natural beauty!! It’s an easy hike with steps, no climbing or grappling involved. Highly recommend if you’re in the area!! Stay tuned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eatdrinkandgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we were there in the fall on a weekday, the lower part of the waterfall hike was crowded. Once we got over half way to the top, the number of people was significantly reduced. When you get to the top, you can catch a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BShu-23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Falls and hiking. Gorge Trail was closed due to the weather but you could still snow shoe or snow boot to other trails. Nice stop before heading up to the Seneca Wine Trail.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 403darlenen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hiking trail is a photographers wet dream - rock faces, waterfalls, never ending possibilities! Great place to go with friends and take your time to get that perfect shot. Trail is not hard. Slippery and wet in some places. Wear hiking shoes or boots,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KathrynAnywhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's fairly amazing how good a park this is right off a main road. It's long enough but not long, and the falls are all varied with options for your route. Get there early to beat the crowd.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HepAdvisor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on our way to Connecticut. There was a slight rain. We talked to the guides as to how we should approach the trail given my wife has arthritis and may not be able to complete the whole trail. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rlspinner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty unique park with some wonderful views and trails. If you access waterfall from the bottom it can be somewhat strenuous. If you start at the top there is a shuttle that will take you back to your car when you reach the bottom.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rich C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The river cutting its way through layers of sedimentary rock at Watkins Glen State Park creates cascades and stunning vistas around every corner. The park's designers did an excellent job melding the walkways and stairs with the natural surroundings and enabling visitors to feel like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kim S
26 November 2018|
Response from nancyd220 | Reviewed this property |
The beds were comfortable enough. We did not use any additional mattresses. Sorry no pics...not sure what we were thinking when we didn’t take any of the cabin
19 November 2018|
Response from Schatzi1960 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. You can call the park or look on their website but it's not someplace I think you want to go if the temps are below freezing. The trails could be very icy.
5 November 2018|
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Response from Taowalker221b | Reviewed this property |
Park is open year round. Vehicle entry fee collected from mid-May to November. Trails Update: All trails are currently opened.