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Watkins Glen State Park
Today 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
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1009 N Franklin St Watkins Glen, NY 14891, United States
1009 North Franklin StreetUSNew YorkWatkins Glen14891
ParkToday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pmThursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pmFriday 8:30 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 8:30 am – 7:00 pmSunday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
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Rocky cliffs & cascading waterfalls with scenic views from rim trails & lakes for trout fishing.- Google
"It's a truly beautiful and breathtaking park."
8 reviewers
"We visit this place last weekend and just like the pictures is a beautiful place."
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Brandon Hall
2 months ago
This is an amazing place to spend a few hours. Paths, stairs and bridges are carved out of the shale walls. The park is truly beautiful and completely unlike any landscape I've ever seen.
Peter Kelly
3 months ago
I've done a lot of traveling and hiking in my time but this place is high on my list of the most beautiful parks I've been to. I just love the picturesque man-made bridges and stone steps that line the walk. We were there the day the Google street view guy was walking the trail, it was very hot and he did a great job carrying that huge camera on his back. Just waiting for it to be posted on line so I can see my family happily struggling up the hill. Australia.
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Uthpala Rajapakse
9 months ago
Great place for a one day family outing. Beautiful views. We hiked for about 3 hours at a moderate pace with many stops for photos. I was a bit worried about taking my 70 year old grandma with us but she loved it!
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Martin Dimitrov
9 months ago
Liked everything about it except the downside of being a state park with all of its restrictions and formalities. I had forgotten the rabies certificate for my dog and they almost did not let us check in - had to call the vet to fax it. Not of concern for other dogs but because of the way state parks operate - bureaucracy trumps common sense and compromise. Also, true to NY state - the park rangers and employees were more of a watchdogs than helpers and guides.
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J. Miller
7 months ago
Amazing and scenic park to visit.! to hike the trails is simply amazing..!! advise to the macho men/ ladies who are going to hike the gorge trail...take the shuttle bus to top of the gorge and hike down the trail...there are over 800 stairs to climb to get to top, not all at once, but it is a hell of a work out on the heart and legs.! bring lots of water, a camera and comfy shoes and take in some of the best of what new york in the finger lakes region has to offer.! make sure you go use the rest rooms ahead of your hike as there are is no place to go once you commence on your way thru the trails.! all of the posted pictures from various folks are awesome to see, but see it for yourself...the pictures do it no justice compared with seeing it all for yourself.! make the trip, hike the trails and then enjoy some great wines from the hundreds of wineries in the Finger Lakes region.!
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Jim Woodruff
10 months ago
My wife, daughter and I spent alot of happy times there in the late 60's and early 70's. Attended the concert from there. Visited a few times on a motorcycle. The state park hasn't changed much if any but the town grew alot bigger and crowded. Now, the kids are gone and we're dying to get back. The place has never left our hearts and minds. It has that effect on you. Back then all you had to do is call the park, ask them for a site and tell them when you're going too be there. No problem. The only thing that takes away from a wonderful place and memory is the contractor their using for making reservations. Had nothing but problems with them. The state should go back to simplicity.
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Ryan Strickland
8 months ago
Though hiking is admittedly not my forte, haha, Watkins Glen has a lovely park with lots of lovely scenery and waterfalls. Plus in the summer, there's a good deal of shade, so you don't end up roasting too much. I'd recommend it!
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Brian Harrington
5 months ago
Whenever my wife and I go camping, the first place we think of is Watkins Glen. It is a relaxing place to retreat to when you live near a hectic city. 5 star state park! Can't get any better that this!