Watkins Glen State Park

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Watkins Glen State Park
Description:Watkins Glen State Park is listed as one of America's top State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Route 14
Address 2:Route 14
City:Watkins Glen
State/Province:NY
Zip Code:14891
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Park is open year round. Camping is available from early May to mid-October. Depending on the weather, the gorge trail is closed from early November to mid-May. Bow hunting for deer is permitted in season.
Admission:$10 car pass, $59 Empire state passport
Telephone:(607) 535-4511
Website:http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkID=105
R E V I E W S
B. Hargett, Co-op Member
This was a great place to walk to a beautiful waterfall. It had just enough difficulty to make it interesting for the children, but not so much as to make it dangerous. The trail to the bottom of the waterfall is mostly paved with fitted stones, the steps are stone, and there are stone walls to protect the unwary from the edges where needed. We did not get to take the farther walk that went up and around to the top of the waterfall. Perhaps another day!
Valerie M, Co-op Member
I've walked the whole thing. the lower part is the easiest. it's a beautiful hike.
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