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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 6 days ago

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
Thank terezitapgc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Sreng L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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
1  Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 January 2019 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
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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.
Kim S
26 November 2018|
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Response from Vawn K | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay overnight and I saw no cabins at the state park where we were.
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.