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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, NY
+1 607-535-4511
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Lovely gorge!

This is a must see for those who love waterfalls. The hike along the gorge is fairly simple and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
StLeRu
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Rochester
via mobile
Wonderful Half Day Outing

Drove down to Watkins Glen from Geneva to see the waterfall. We were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ready_For_Sun10
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Fort Myers, Florida
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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” (260 reviews)
“gorge trail” (574 reviews)
“main entrance” (154 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 19:00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see for those who love waterfalls. The hike along the gorge is fairly simple and very short (less than 2 miles on way). If you don't want people in your photos, go early in the morning. Most people were good about...More

1  Thank StLeRu
Reviewed yesterday

Drove down to Watkins Glen from Geneva to see the waterfall. We were not disappointed. Challenging walk down into the gorge for a couple of old folks. Make sure you have good shoes on as the rocks can be slippery when wet. Nice views and...More

1  Thank Ready_For_Sun10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous natural beauty, very well maintained. Free admission fee for NY state residents age 62 and older with valid ID. In process of upgrading visitor center and facilities which will be awesome when completed. Highly recommend!!

Thank lmf410
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, myself, my daughter and 2 granddaughters spent the morning at Watkins Glen a couple of days ago. It was amazing! The gorge trail winds its way through the most amazing walls of stacked stone and there seems to be a waterfall at every...More

Thank vacationsights
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazed and blown away by the natural Beaty of this Park, we parked at the South car park, as the other entrance is under construction, not sure if it was closed off? The only charge to get in was the $8 parking charge, which also...More

1  Thank Jofrod
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is well worth a visit. We walked the whole thing with ease, and never got tired of seeing the gorgeous waterfalls and rock formations. Hope to go back someday!

Thank AngFish
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

More waterfalls than we have every seen! My family and I so enjoyed hiking the gorge. There were multiple choices for hiking--very well built walkways and stairs, to side trails (we did both the Indian and the South Rim) through the woods. Several bridges offer...More

Thank MarcyBliss
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing park right in the center of town. Gorge trail is beautiful. My plan was to walk the gorge trail and the back down the Indian trail, I started down the Indian trail and there was not much to see so I turned around and...More

Thank ct9876
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can these gorge/waterfall type attractions at many places around the world but this one really is one of the best and well worth a visit. You could probably spend all day walking around if you wanted but realistically a few miles is all you...More

Thank Sergeant_N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trail is not to miss! So many amazing waterfalls and great scenic views that are not to be missed. Nice walking trail that can be "slick" if wet.

Thank M P
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fgmoore
hi My husband is a Viet Nam Vet disabled in a wheel chair. are there places that he could see
15 June 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
Shequaga Falls and Hector Falls in Montour, ny are both good choices as well as Taughannock Falls in Ithica. I don't remember Watkins Glen having anything accessible for wheelchairs
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Hollyday B
Are there railings along the gorge hike? Some of the pictures made it appear there were steps next to the gorge with no fences/rails.
13 June 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trail has a stone wall about three feet high.
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Shianne N
Is swimming in the waterfalls permitted? Or is it strictly sight seeing?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Laurie031 | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot access the water in the gorge. There is an Olympic size swimming pool open in the summer season in the park and your admission to the park covers use of the pool. However, there is another state park, Robert H... More
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