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Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-535-4511
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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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trials are really steps and although steep my arthritic knees made it on this magnificent park with many waterfalls

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Whitestone, New York
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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

trials are really steps and although steep my arthritic knees made it on this magnificent park with many waterfalls

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited over Labor Day weekend so we expected a crowd... and boy was it crowded. The primary parking lot ran out of room and we were one of the last cars to squeeze in; cars were being turned away to park elsewhere. It was a beautiful park, but may have been more enjoyable with fewer people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time in the Finger Lakes and I am very happy I picked this State Park. I kept thinking it was something out of Lord of the Rings/Middle-earth. Waterfalls and rock faces are fantastic. The park itself is not large and the hike is not strenuous or long. Very doable for hikers of most levels and ages.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the must sees for parks. Costs a few bucks to park but well worth it. Due to it being a nice day after a bunch of chilly ones, it was packed. Lots of steps and high up. If you are afraid of heights, may not be the best but it is so beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Watkins Glen is an amazing location, stunning waterfalls and great trail system. Late October/early November the leaves were fantastic.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the falls was a great experience. One of out party was concerned since she had a hip replacement but did not have any problems, we took our time. The water flow was low as there had a been a drought all summer Definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat place to see. Hike was pretty easy considering it has over 800 steps to the top. The other option is to park and the top and hike down into the gorge. There is a shuttle bus that will take you back for a few bucks. There is also a little place to get a bite to eat when... More 

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

There are 19 waterfalls along a 1.5 mile travel (each way) which has 800 steps with many opportunities to try alternate hikes as well. Please note the walk will be much chillier than the outside temps (as much as 10-15 degrees).

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the hike around glenn. However, we came to late in the season to get the main trail where you can get up and close to all the beauty of the gorge. The park was closed the second week in November for this trail. We will have to come back again in October.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gorge is breathtakingly beautiful but all the hiking trails are challenging. Even the easiest trail has hundreds of stairs. Wear comfortable, non-skid shoes if you are planning to do the hike.

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