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Watkins Glen State Park

1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
+1 607-535-4511
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Just a beautiful place to walk and visit. When we arrived the gift store and entrance was under... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lee L
Valhalla, New York
Would love to go back

Loved it, but I would just caution older people or those with bad knees/hips to avoid the 800... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erie, Colorado
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indian trail” (302 reviews)
“gorge trail” (702 reviews)
“main entrance” (190 reviews)
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1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1432
+1 607-535-4511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a beautiful place to walk and visit. When we arrived the gift store and entrance was under construction, though we found out later you could access the trail from there. So we drove up by the pool and pavilion and walked down. We walked...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it, but I would just caution older people or those with bad knees/hips to avoid the 800 stairs. We used up a lot of our energy on this (although it was beautiful---the sound alone is worth the trip); we found if we had taken...More

Thank FreeAtLast57
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in October and spent several hours navigating the trails and many wonderful falls. It's a beautiful park and wonderfully maintained- the stone steps and multiple falls are worth the walk on all the trails!!!

Thank jtstull
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started for Watking Gel, tourist spot There was no idea what it was. During travell we could see unending river parallel to road. It was Saneka lake. Along with roads small small houses, farming in between and all hills with colours of trees as...More

Thank Ajit_N_Kulkarni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about the views at Watkins but there are like 800 steps and done are slippery - I did my trip advisor homework before going so I knew to wear sneakers. Don't miss this great place just be smart and wear sneakers

Thank Christine I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Friday during the early afternoon, so it was not too crowded. The grounds, waterfalls, and trails were great.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to hike and enjoy the outdoors. The leaves were just starting to were and the falls were amazing. The town was quaint. Had drinks at the bar overlooking the lake!

Thank brandywinelady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views and beautiful waterfalls are hidden in the Watkins Glen Gorge. You can stroll the upper or lower trail on a warm day and enjoy the cool temperatures in the gorge. Go early to avoid crowds. We had someone drop us off at the...More

Thank 184marlenek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorge Trail is amazingly beautiful. If you have time try the Indian Trail as well. The trails are pretty easy.

Thank sarunraj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited: October 25, 2017 This is a beautiful location - especially given its history along the gorge. Some construction along the front entrance but by next summer it will make the experience all the better.

Thank Bill K
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12 November 2017|
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Response from peggy m | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but most likely open. Lots of wineries. Other Finger Lakes are close by and some have waterfall areas. Get a state map and google area online to find attractions.
17 October 2017|
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Response from MartaL1970 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The saying here is March,in like a lion and out like a lamb, but with the changes in our weather you never know. Wearing layers is good advice. Be sure to include a waterproof rain jacket/windbreaker to protect... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from Lvutotravel | Reviewed this property |
I dont recall seeing any buses parked around there so I doubt if there is any public transportation.