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Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Welcome to Watkins Glen State Park, a breathtaking natural wonder nestled in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region. With its awe-inspiring gorge, magnificent waterfalls, and scenic trails, it offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and families alike.


Come visit one of the most famous Finger Lakes 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. Embark on a journey of discovery along scenic trails, where every step offers new sights and experiences. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a casual stroller, the park boasts a variety of trails suitable for all skill levels, each offering unique perspectives of the gorge and its natural wonders.


The gorge trail winds over, under, and through the spray of cascading waterfalls. The gorge trail is a must for nature lovers! The North Rim Trail is open year-round and is dog-friendly (dogs, primarily for their safety, are not permitted on the Gorge Trail).

  • View the Trail Map: here
  • View the General Map: here
  • Download a Trail Map to your phone: here


Family-Friendly Activities
Watkins Glen State Park is the perfect destination for family fun and adventure. Children of all ages will delight in exploring the park's natural playground, from splashing in crystal-clear pools to marveling at the wonders of the gorge. With picnicking areas, playgrounds, and educational programs, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


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