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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. Make Watkins Glen State Park part of your personalized Watkins Glen itinerary using our Watkins Glen trip planner.
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  • Beautiful ledges and gorge outside of Ithaca. Must be in half decent shape to hike the 4 miles step after step up trail and go all the way to the waterfalls. 
    Beautiful ledges and gorge outside of Ithaca. Must be in half decent shape to hike the 4 miles step after step up trail and go all the way to the waterfalls.  more »
  • You guys, I don’t think I was mentally prepared to handle the beauty that is Watkins Glenn State Park 😍 We got into Watkins Glenn, drove through downtown for about a 1/4 mile then pulled up to what....  more
    You guys, I don’t think I was mentally prepared to handle the beauty that is Watkins Glenn State Park 😍 We got into Watkins Glenn, drove through downtown for about a 1/4 mile then pulled up to what....  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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