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Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
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+1 607-535-4511
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08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

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Amazing Park. Just loved it!

My wife and I spent most of a day walking the gorge and taking pictures. The scenery is amazing and the amount of work that went in to building the walkways is incredible. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Markham, Canada
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to explore all the views and scenes along the various trails. Enjoy the higher walk back to the car park with some stunning views.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent most of a day walking the gorge and taking pictures. The scenery is amazing and the amount of work that went in to building the walkways is incredible. The water levels were low when we were there so I would like to go back when there is a bit more water.

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing state park, water falls and views. Beware there is a tremendous amount of walking and water, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and you might get wet. Loved the views. Amazing place to take pictures!! Took about 4 hours to do most of the walk, didn't make it to the end. Must visit place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this park was a stop in our way to Niagara Falls and our expectations were not too high, we just need to eat something and breath some fresh air, but we fell in love! You are walking close to the waterfalls, under stone archs, between the rocky walls... It was one of my fav places in NYC, I will come... More 

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Dansville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the campgrounds many times and also hiked the glen many times. It is a beautiful gem in New York State!

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well never thought this would be so amazing walk along with river/waterfalls and small bridges. Loved this place, simply awesome. There are lots of waterfalls from smaller one to bigger ones. If you like to hike/trek this is really nice place to visit and enjoy nature. You cant stop admiring this place.

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Thank kuwaronline
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stairs stairs and more stairs. Did you count them all? One thing is you wont even really notice all the stairs if you just look around and enjoy all the natural beauty of the gorge. There are several different trails to choose from, and one leads to the state pool, and there is one that leads to the cemetery where... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It’s one of the most beautiful parks in USA east coast (not sure of west coast), offers amazing view of a layered earth. The whole trail is full of beautiful landscape and falls. We were there in Summers of 2016 and the water source was less than expected, still it had some amazing views to hold. Its remarkable to learn... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was here a decade ago in the summer time and it was amazing, so I thought I would swing by on my winter road trip. Unbeknownst to me, the majority of the park is closed off for the duration of the winter, BUT from the south entrance there are a few trails that are open year round and you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

my boyfriend and i came here in the fall and pretty much as soon as the park opens. it was great to not have any one in my pictures or really to have anyone around at all. it was super peaceful and beautiful with all the colors. there are spots that are slippery and puddly so definitely need closed toe... More 

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