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Cobourg
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Breathtaking at every turn. A local waiter had recommended we go see it. We thought we'd skip it being a park in town. Yet he kept telling us to go. THAT would have been a mistake! An fairly easy 1 mile walk each way. Bring your camera, take your time. We're heading back again next year.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

One of the most beautiful parks we've camped in so far. Would go back anytime!! Weather was gorgeous...sunny and in the 70s & low 80s the entire time. It was in September so the colors were starting to show and on the lake it was beautiful. Gorge was amazing to see in person.

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New Jersey
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited on October 7th & arrived around 9am. GPS took us to the upper parking lot but nobody was there. Drove down past the lower parking lot to the Visitor Center & picked up a map of the park. Decided to park in lower parking lot along with others. Took the Gorge Trail up & the Indian Trail back. I...

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Oswego, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter and grandchildren this summer it was so beautiful a bit of a hike climbing the stone shale stairways crossing a stone bridge with the waterfalls spraying you in the face like you were in a Walt Disney Movie. You could reach out and touch the water. Afterwards we went to park area for a picnic which...

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful day , a lot of walking and stairs but at every turn there were something wonderful to see 19 waterfalls . This was about 3 hours hike but we stopped and took a lot of pictures his great for every age

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Fall is a terrific time to visit Watkins Glen. We were lucky enough to be able to camp overnight before we hiked the gorge. The campground is very clean and well maintained. It would have been perfectly serene and peaceful had not the camper opposite felt compelled to share his taste in country music. Still, the raw and natural beauty...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I couldn't have been more pleased with the natural beauty this location has. We spent over 3 hours to get to it and was pleasantly surprised at how gorgeous it was. A huge park with turn after turn amazing eyesight. A very nice hike and location. Loved it!!!!

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The views are amazing. We stopped to take a lot of pictures while hiking there. Definitely wear hiking shoes as the terrain is uneven and sometimes wet/muddy. Sneaker are okay -- but I feel you need a little bit more stability.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a beautiful park, lots of small waterfalls. We visited on the Sunday of labor day weekend so it crowded but it still turned out to be a nice hike. We drove up from NYC. Its not quite worth the drive (4.5 hours) if its the only thing on your itinerary its certainly worth a detour if you're in...

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Newmarket
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hike through the gorge and lots of waterfalls. The trails are very well maintained though there are lots of stairs (which will make it difficult for stroller or wheelchairs). Make sure you remember your camera and take lots of pictures.

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Address: P.O. Box 304, Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-0304
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Number of rooms: 305
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“We camped in Watkins Glen State Park...gorgeous spot.”
 of 5 bubbles janesF6779FB, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Recommend Tuscarora Loop. 266 & 265 are on the grassy field, w/ shaded areas. 270 & 271 don't have shade midday, but close to playground.”
 of 5 bubbles fd418, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Onondaga sites have a direct path to the Gorge trail - do not choose the site right next to the access point”
 of 5 bubbles pamelar145, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“this is not a hotel. This is a campsite.”
 of 5 bubbles signupscott, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the Onondaga loop that is right next to the gorge.”
 of 5 bubbles krislawson12, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
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