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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
+1 607-535-4511
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Great place to stop and visit while in Watkin's Glen. The gorge trail was closed when I was there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I took the Gorge Trail at the Watkins Glen State Park few years ago and was waiting for my little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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Watkins Glen, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to stop and visit while in Watkin's Glen. The gorge trail was closed when I was there which was a bit disappointing but the views from the upper rim trail are still worth the hike.

Thank jmelzer28
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took the Gorge Trail at the Watkins Glen State Park few years ago and was waiting for my little one to get older to walk it. This time I brought my 65 y.o. mother, 12y.o. and 5y.o. sons. The construction closed down the main...More

1  Thank Princess279
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wear good walking shoes several places were wet lots of steps at some spots to climb up or down. Lots of perfect picture locations. Waterfalls were so pretty.

Thank Shop2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting. The best thing I can say is nineteen waterfalls. Quite a bit of up and down, but more than worth it.

1  Thank GumpWayzata
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recommend to use route 409 and enter the trail from the Upper Entrance parking lot. It's easier way to walk downstream along the Gorge trail. We have a family of four-a child and senior adult. To start at the Upper entrance was easier for...More

2  Thank Calvin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the south end of the Finger Lakes and not to far from Cornell University and Ithaca College it's a beautiful spot to take in when in the area.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous natural glen with countless waterfalls and beautiful rock formations. The stone work, originally created in the depression area by the WPA, is beautifully maintained. If you can't walk all the way up and down then drive to the top, walk down, and take a...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is so beautiful. Perfect for a short hike or a long one. Watkins Glen is a cute little town with stunning views.

Thank Chrissy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this destination is beautiful and I would recommend, it is more of a walking path than a hike.

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, us and about 10 other people. We came in on the first weekend in May totally expecting the Gorge Trail to be closed as the website indicated earlier in week. We got into town on a Friday night and walked from our rental home...More

3  Thank VacationSmith
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Karen J
Is this park open to see falls?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Karen K | Reviewed this property |
Should be open. Falls at best in Spring with snow melt, but great scenery year round👌
I will be there in early May before the Gorge Trail officially opens. Will I be able to hike on any part of it before then?
28 April 2017|
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
The gorge trail is closed all winter from some time in November until May. when its closed its gated off and it is illegal to enter due to dangerous ice on the trail and falling ice and rocks from above. There are other... More
Murali M
Hi, I have two kids (6 and 1). can I visit this park with kids ?. is stroller allowed to walk. how long is the trial ?, how long it might take to completely see the view. Pls let me know. Thanks.
13 April 2017|
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Response from Grace R | Reviewed this property |
Lots and lots of steps. Some areas wet and slippery. Wouldn't recommend for kids.