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Watkins Glen State Park: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The gorges and waterfalls at this park are gorgeous. I wound up taking more than 200 photos on this day alone. There are quite a lot of step but you can go at your own pace. My fitbit registered that we did about 30 flights...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Glen N
Reviewed yesterday

WOW - what a beautiful park. But not for the handicapped. There are a lot of steps and lots of water puddles and falling water - but really - no need for an umbrella like some people brought with them - you won't get soaked...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wear waterproof shoes, there is a lot of puddles you need to walk through. The one path was quite muddy. Take your time walking, some areas can be slippery.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gorge is simply beautiful. It is very interesting to see how the gorge was carved out over thousands of years. The hike up is over 800 steps total, and the steps are wet so wear proper footwear. To descend you can either take the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MJAMSRVers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful park. The sights were amazing and there were different routes to take for different levels of fitness. The gorge and the waterfalls were spectacular. Definitely worth the trip. Also other state parks nearby worth exploring.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Josie289
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked the trail up from the visitor center. The water falls were beautiful. It is a nice easy walk up once at the top we rode the bus back down for $5.00 per person cash. It was well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband spent the day of our 25th wedding anniversary hiking Glen State Park. We had absolutely no idea how beautiful the park, waterfalls and paths were, nor how much we would love it. We took the Gorge Trail to Mile Point Bridge. On that...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Tami R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Watkins Glen about noon on a Wednesday. We were surprised to see how many people were there. We parked and paid an $8.00 all day fee. There is no admission fee to the park. There are several hikes you can make into...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank gfm1118
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were surrounded by moss covered stone walls and beautiful waterfalls at every turn. After reading several reviews I had been concerned about the trail, but it was fine and we had no trouble walking the stone steps. They were muddy and a bit slippery...More

Date of experience: October 2019
3  Thank Livin-Large2012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there on cloudy day. The place was breathtakingly awesome. The falls, the greenery the paths everything was so naturally beautiful that you get glued to the scenic beauty. I have never been to any place like this yet. Like some travellers suggested we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Matilda W
September 28, 2019|
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Response from flyfisher4102016 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think you can avoid the stairs on this one. The walkways are stone, uneven and in many places wet. If you can negotiate some of the stairs with aid of a trekking pole or cane that might help some.
September 16, 2019|
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Response from MACKDOG2 | Reviewed this property |
My best advice----give the park a call and/or check website! The Ranger I spoke with at the front entrance to the park was VERY courteous
August 31, 2019|
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Response from crazeeoma | Reviewed this property |
I think you would have to contact the park office for the shuttle schedule . There is no halfway point to escape, it is a gorge, steps are all stone and usually wet and no adequate railing is present. I personally felt it... More