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Watkins Glen State Park

1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Amazing park

Great place to spend few hours, stunning falls and gorge. We reached the top of the track as a... read more

Reviewed today
Ashdod, Israel
Pleasant Surprise

We hadn't planned to go to this park at all, but had some extra time in the afternoon. What a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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” (287 reviews)
“gorge trail” (658 reviews)
“main entrance” (181 reviews)
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1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Reviewed today

Great place to spend few hours, stunning falls and gorge. We reached the top of the track as a couple with 3 children. We took the Gorge trail which is the main trail with a lot of stairs. The trail is pretty light, our 3...More

Thank Shlolvy
Reviewed yesterday

We hadn't planned to go to this park at all, but had some extra time in the afternoon. What a pleasant surprise! Be ready to walk the Gorge Trail with good walking shoes - no flip flops! The trail can be a bit wet at...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours and see some amazing scenery and waterfalls. A bit crowded but we got there early enough (9:30am on a Saturday) that it wasn't too bad. Be prepared to do lots of steps! Won't need the gym today.

Thank ellenroz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited around 1 pm on a Wednesday in September. It is $8 for parking and the small gift shop and bathrooms were open for use. There is a lot of construction going on at the physical entrance to the park itself but there is...More

Thank Emm3rs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a day at the wineries, we weren't sure if we wanted to stop by the park, BUT IM SO GLAD WE DID! A very unique and beautiful experience!

Thank BrittHaves
Reviewed 2 days ago

Made this our half way stop on our trip from Toronto to New York City. This is a stunning place once you enter the gorge trail. We had no idea how scenic and stunning it is. We arrived around 5:30 in the afternoon so the...More

Thank herbulous
Reviewed 3 days ago

Watkins Glen is a pleasure to visit. We were touring various falls in the Finger Lakes area. Watkins Glen is certainly the most photogenic. I wore hiking boots, which were a bit overkill as the walkways are paved, the only concern is that your feet...More

Thank HappyHikerGirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here twice now and enjoyed it both times.. the main trail is about a mile and half long so it's an easy hike if you don't have all day. There's also side trails that are neat too. The rock...More

Thank jessie j
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gorge trail is beautiful, the other trails like indian trail is ok but not much to see on that one. Gorge trail is the main trail with a lot of stairs. When you start at the upper entrance just start with the gorge trail...More

Thank enila07
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really amazing walk through waterfalls,over bridges and incredible gorge formations.Not too strenuous and doesn't take too long going from the top to the bottom. Our girls aged 6 and 9 thought it was a real adventure. New photo opportunity around every corner!

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19 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.
15 September 2017|
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Response from marypat49 | Reviewed this property |
In most places there are railings on steps.
1 September 2017|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
We used the south entrance by the pool and accessed the trail from there. I believe that there is a 500 ft elevation change. There are numerous steps at the end of the trail. I'm in fairly good shape and found them to be... More