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Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen

(4.9/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful park! Unfortunately the gorge trail was still closed for the season but my husband and I still managed to hike around the park a bit on the Indian trail. We will be back for sure during the ...  more »
  • They are fixing the front entrances so it's totally closed, but they don't have any signs to led u to get in from other entrance. They also have south entrance and north entrance that you can get into...  more »
  • It's not a difficult hike, but a good 2 - 4 hours walking if you want to take your time and walk all the paths. It's all paved but has a few slippery parts. Entrance is free and parking on the state p...  more »