Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen, New York 14891

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park Professional Review and Guide

"On the southern shores of Seneca Lake lies one of the most spectacular gorges in the Finger Lakes region. With its handcut tunnels, arched bridges, winding stone staircases, water-drilled pools, 19 plunging waterfalls, and water-sculpted rock, the 400-foot gorge of Watkins Glen is a wondrous combination of artificial and naturally carved beauty."

Watkins Glen State Park Reviews

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6/29/2018
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5/22/2016
Absolutely not to be missed. If you love waterfalls, you've found a treasure at Watkins Glen. We come here several times during the year. Spring is our favorite time to come, as you're likely to enjoy a torrent of water spilling over the many falls. You must be able to climb stairs. It's a constant upward climb, with plenty of places along the way to rest and enjoy the views. My advise: don't go in open toe shoes, higher heels or sandles. Even sneakers can get soggy. I prefer my hiking boots; water resistant is best, as the stairs accumulate mud and puddles from the cascading water. I always wear a light jacket and hat in the early spring. The spray from the falls can leave you a bit soggy : - ) Waterfalls and the occasional rainbow during the sunnier days. Spectacular!
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Watkins Glen
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Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Mid-May–early October
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