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Watkins Glen State Park

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“indian trail”(357 reviews)
“gorge trail”(813 reviews)
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago

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
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was able to check this off my list this past year beautiful park to visit. It is a park that is defiantly a must see.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Harry M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Glen is a wonderful place to spend the day with nature and hiking. Several different trails and the gorge is absolutely gorgeous. The fall hike are amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edward R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We will go back to hike the gorge trail in the summer. It is beautiful! The view of the gorge and sound of water falls from the suspension bridge is magnificent. Enter the park from the south entrance, park your car and take the trail...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElsaCL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have never have expected what we found in Watkins Glen State Park by driving through the town. But once you get inside of the gorge you are in for the surprise of your life! Be prepared for a 1.25 mile climb, but it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rick M
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We visited during Thanksgiving when the Gorge trail was closed. Although the most scenic trail was closed, we had a nice time going through the Indian trail. Only, 3-4 waterfalls were visible in this trail. The gorge was also visible. The Lilly pond was frozen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank debadritap
Reviewed 9 December 2018

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 4 December 2018

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
1  Thank sonaparyani
Reviewed 29 November 2018 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
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Logan P
15 January 2019|
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Response from chasinUpstateNewYork | Reviewed this property |
On a non-race weekend, no more than fifteen minutes. On a Race Week or Weekend, could take an hour or more, or just be the same 15 minutes. There is one road out of the state park, and pretty much one road up to the track... More
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|
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Response from chasinUpstateNewYork | Reviewed this property |
the trails in the gorge close for the winter, usually some time in November, or sooner depending on the weather. They will reopen in the spring, again the timing depends on the weather and the icy trails thawing.