Watkins glen contains several small waterfalls and is a really amazing place especially for those who like the sight and sound of rock and water. Starting at the main entrance visitors are right at the massive mouth of the glen and the heart of the park.
An almost two mile hike will take you past 19 waterfalls and up over 800 stone steps.
Watkins glen state park waterfalls. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of cavern cascade. Nestled right off the main road in the small village of watkins glen in upstate new york watkins glen state park is a beautiful area with plenty to see. For the latest updates and information from new york state schuyler county and updates on how our members partners and the business hospitality and tourism communities are staying safe and healthy to keep you and yours safe and healthy as you plan to do business here or travel our way continue reading.
This state park is definitely worth the time and money with views of beautiful waterfalls and the geological layers that the water has eroded. Watkins glen state park known for its natural beauty the watkins glen state park features a series of waterfalls and gorges that are sure to amaze anyone. Unless you are an avid hiker and up for a small challenge i would recommend hiking down the gorge from the top rather than hiking up the gorge from th.
Within two miles the glen s stream descends 400 feet past 200 foot cliffs generating 19 waterfalls along its course. No you can t swim in the watkin glen falls but just south of there there is a park called havanas glen where at the top there is a high falls you can swim under the water is kind of cold thought. Watkins glen state park now encompasses nineteen waterfalls spaced along a trail roughly two miles 3 2 km long.
Although it is a bit touristy and right off of the road you ll forget how close to society you are when you see these beautiful waterfalls. The watkins glen waterfalls reside in the watkins glen state park near watkins glen in schuyler county new york. We went as a family to watkin s glen state park.
The pandemic and covid 19 preparedness necessitates this reminder be prioritized here. It is administered by the new york state office of parks recreation and historic preservation. Watkins glen state park is the most famous of the finger lakes state parks with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound.
The upper part of the park is open woodland and close to a sugar hill state forest. A 400 ft deep 120m narrow gorge. Watkins glen state park is in western new york in the village of watkins glen at the southern tip of seneca lake.
For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions visit their website. Watkins glen state park lower part is located right at the village of watkins glen.