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Watkins Glen State Park

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Address: Watkins Glen, NY
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+1 607-535-4511
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08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.

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It’s one of the most beautiful parks in USA east coast (not sure of west coast), offers amazing view of a layered earth. The whole trail is full of beautiful landscape and falls... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stairs stairs and more stairs. Did you count them all? One thing is you wont even really notice all the stairs if you just look around and enjoy all the natural beauty of the gorge. There are several different trails to choose from, and one leads to the state pool, and there is one that leads to the cemetery where... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It’s one of the most beautiful parks in USA east coast (not sure of west coast), offers amazing view of a layered earth. The whole trail is full of beautiful landscape and falls. We were there in Summers of 2016 and the water source was less than expected, still it had some amazing views to hold. Its remarkable to learn... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here a decade ago in the summer time and it was amazing, so I thought I would swing by on my winter road trip. Unbeknownst to me, the majority of the park is closed off for the duration of the winter, BUT from the south entrance there are a few trails that are open year round and you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my boyfriend and i came here in the fall and pretty much as soon as the park opens. it was great to not have any one in my pictures or really to have anyone around at all. it was super peaceful and beautiful with all the colors. there are spots that are slippery and puddly so definitely need closed toe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful hike and makes for beautiful pictures. A great way to spend a morning. Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped here and it was great! Beautiful place to visit! The camp site was nice and our six year old loved the playgrounds. The pool looked nice, but we never had time to go in it.

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Calhoun, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is very beautiful and worth the trip. Saying that, you have to go EARLY in the morning before the bus loads of tourists arrive. We were amazed at the sheer number of people pouring into the park as we left. Be prepared for lots of climbing up and down steps and some of them are very slippery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know much about this place until we did a bit of research on it. Even then we were not prepared for what we saw when we got here. The views here are fantastic. The hikes were not overly difficult and there are so many great spots to just admire. If you are a photographer, it is a definite must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular ! Do not miss this during your trip Bring water, camera, hat or a hooded jacket or hat bc water drips on you at some areas. We got to The one mile bridge and went back following South Entrance trail. This trail back was nice-a woods area. I didn't want to risk slipping on the steps on the way... More 

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North Norwich, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if your in the area! Safe for the whole family. Offers multiple photo shots and there's even camping and a pool on the grounds.

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