Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen

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Featuring a picturesque gorge cut through by Glen Creek and 19 different waterfalls, Watkins Glen State Park offers outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and fishing. Three different trails provide access to the 120 m (400 ft) deep gorge and surrounding forests. Some even wind their way under waterfalls. Comfortable campsites have amenities including showers, a food store, organized recreation programs and tours, and an Olympic-sized pool for both day and overnight visitors. The park is open year round, but this is not true for all facilities. Be sure to check the website ahead of time when planning a visit. Make Watkins Glen State Park part of your personalized Watkins Glen itinerary using our Watkins Glen trip planner.
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  • Be prepared to hike steps at times, but the views are well worth it. This was my first time,but my mothers second. The waterfalls, the history, the fallen leaves. It was breathtaking 
    Be prepared to hike steps at times, but the views are well worth it. This was my first time,but my mothers second. The waterfalls, the history, the fallen leaves. It was breathtaking  more »
  • We enjoyed this beautiful hike during Fall Foliage. Has many steps, but definitely worth it! Recommend you get there early because it can get crowded and steps within the gorge can be narrow. 
    We enjoyed this beautiful hike during Fall Foliage. Has many steps, but definitely worth it! Recommend you get there early because it can get crowded and steps within the gorge can be narrow.  more »
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  • Gorgeous View !!!! This is the best hike trail park I visited so far. Nature amazed me with so beautiful view, complete forest or in the woods feel. The mountains with beautiful creative shapes into amazing waterfalls. All green all side. We loved this place. NOTE - If you want to cover the complete trail with no or less crowd, try to hit the trail by 7-8AM morning. We also started our day at 7:30AM, there was no car parked at that time, we completed by 10-10:30, it was fully crowded by then.
  • Amazing Views and trails. The mountains with beautiful creative shapes into amazing waterfalls. We did park our car at the bottom and took shuttle all the way up, shuttle charges 6 dollar per person. We started Indian trail from top going down with lot of look outs with good views. We were 4 adults and 3 kids so with kids it's easy to take Indian trail. They also have gorge trail which has amazing view but lot if stairs but would be totally worth it. Definitely worth visiting

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