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The Finger Lakes Sights

Watkins Glen State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Waterfall, Watkins Glen State Park, New York

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Fodor's Review

The main entrance to this park is in downtown Watkins Glen. Campgrounds are scattered around the beautiful Glen Creek. The waters drop about 500 feet in 2 mi and include 19 waterfalls. The easy 1½-mi gorge trail runs parallel to the creek, and 300-foot cliffs border the water. One bridge spans 165 feet over the water. The park also has an Olympic-size pool. "Timespell," a computerized light-and-sound show, explains the geological development of the gorge. It's screened on the sides of the glen. The gorge isn't accessible in winter.

Sight Information

Address:

Franklin St. near Rte. 17/Old Corning Rd., Watkins Glen, New York, 14891, United States

Phone:

607-535–4511

Sight Details:

  • Parking $7 late May–early Sept., $6 weekends Apr.–late May and early Sept.–Oct.; free at other times
  • Daily dawn–dusk. Gorge trail, visitor center, and restrooms closed Nov.–Mar

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