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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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  • I love visiting Watkins Glen State Park. Words and photographs cannot capture the beauty of this spot. Go and explore. Enjoy!  more »
  • Watkins Glen is absolutely gorgeous and a great cardio workout! We hiked the Gorge Trail starting from the North Entrance of the park. The North Entrance is the highest elevation of the Gorge Trail an...  more »
  • Beautiful spot. Signing along the trails could be better. Many people were having troubles along the trails.  more »