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. Put Watkins Glen State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Take the gorge trail both ways to stimulate all your senses. It's a comfortable hike even when wet. Just don't wear your best shoes. Walking under a waterfall is worth slopping up your shoes.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    After a 55 year break, the return visit was every bit as awe inspiring as that first visit when I was 12 years old. Showed my wife the pictures online and she said, "YES", we've got to go. The cost - ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful, well treed, large campsites. The hiking trails and waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous, but be prepare for a steep climb with vehicle up to campsite. For taking the hike, we took the shuttle...  more »

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