Situated in the Finger Lakes region of New York is the Watkins Glen State Park. Within the park – and only two miles – the plush landscape carpeted by greenery, the Glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs. Here you will find 19 waterfalls from cascades, punchbowls, traditional falls, curtains, and plunges. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. There is also an emerald pool of water. How tranquil!
It is an awe-inspiring natural attraction that was voted the top three in a USA Today poll that included more than 6,000 state parks across the US.
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen State Park can be found at: 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
The best time to visit is in the spring during the year. The flow of water is at its strongest and the trails open for the season and it is bursting with green! Click here to help plan your stay.
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A Governor-General Award recipient, Helen Hatzis was also voted as one of Canada's Nicest People! A xenophile at heart, she lives to travel and loves to share her experience on Trip Jaunt (formerly Weekend Jaunt), an online travel community and hub she founded in 2010. She hopes that you will feel inspired to discover the world as well! Helen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Academy of Canadian Film and Television.