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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
+1 607-535-4511
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Rivendell for a day :-)

The park definitely lives up to its hype: spectacular views all around, lots of waterfalls, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda L
Stunning Carved Canyons and Delightful Waterfalls

After a friend recently visited Watkins Glen and told us it's a must-see phenomenon, Hubby and I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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” (267 reviews)
“gorge trail” (594 reviews)
“main entrance” (160 reviews)
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Watkins Glen, NY
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Reviewed yesterday

The park definitely lives up to its hype: spectacular views all around, lots of waterfalls, and trickling water. We parked at the upper lot and walked down and then walked back up. We got there around 9:30 on a Wednesday morning so the place was...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a friend recently visited Watkins Glen and told us it's a must-see phenomenon, Hubby and I made it a point to drive hours out of our way during a recent road trip. The park is very visitor friendly, with plentiful playground equipment, a picnic...More

Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a fairly easy hike packed with beautiful waterfalls at every turn. My only complaint when I went was it was overcrowded. I would highly suggest early mornings and weekdays. We went on a friday around 2pm and wow was it packed especially i...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The hike down into the waterfalls is so beautiful but be prepared to come back up 😜cost $8 to get in too just fyi

Thank cac57
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I hiked these falls 40 years ago. just last week we did it again. They are just as awesome. You can hike up and take a shuttle back or take the gradual Indian trail back

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago

beyond amazing, if you havent been this is a NY MUST! gets very crowded, recommend going as early as possible and wear old sneakers!

Thank TravelGirl0717
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great park - a mix of fascinating and scenic. Bring your camera! Take the Gorge Trail at least one way, if not both. The other trails are not nearly as good, but they are much quicker to take on your way back to your starting...More

1  Thank GregIndiana
Reviewed 4 days ago

The only reason I am giving this a 4 and not a 5 is because of the crowds. The amount of tour buses that drop people off at the top to walk down. We parked at the bottom and walked up the gorge trail, which...More

1  Thank razzo22
Reviewed 5 days ago

My friend and I hiked the gorge trail from top to bottom. I remembered my water, but forgot my hat, a serious error. I'm also just recovering from a 5-year-long disability that had me mostly stuck in a chair, so I was in horrible shape...More

Thank lgramlich
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is no place like this gorge! You can have an easy stroll except for the beginning and end if you do the full way around. if you only want to go one way for five dollars you can take the bus back to your...More

1  Thank esopus35
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k w
19 July 2017|
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Response from Frostcove | Reviewed this property |
The waterfalls in the state park yes. In the entire area? No.
19 July 2017|
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Response from ChelseaAlexNY | Reviewed this property |
Hi I went by zipcar but to be honest its best if you fly to Ithaca and rent a car there, going up it took about 4 hours, coming back it took over 7 due to traffic...check the fares to Ithaca from NYC they are real low if you... More
Denise S
18 July 2017|
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Response from nancy b | Reviewed this property |
If you start at the top, it is all downhill from there....