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Watkins Glen (19 falls)

Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen (19 falls) is a 3 mile loop trail located near Watkins Glen, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

I was on a girls' trip to NYC then to Syracuse. After being in NYC for a few days we needed some fresh air! I love being outside but we had one or two girls who were not the outdoor pros but even they really enjoyed this hike. We started first on the Rim trail down to the falls then went back up the Gorge Trail. The Gorge trail has a better view of the falls but both trails together make a loop. The falls were very pretty and seemed to go on and on! Very pretty moderate hike, but with some stairs on the Gorge trail.

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Lucifer & Lower Falls
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18 Completed 19 Reviews

8/17/2014 Still great hike even though part of the gorge trail is still closed for repairs. Well worth getting to where the trail dead end (both from the top and the bottom) to appreciate the view and the beauty of the gorges.

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Six-Mile Creek Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike along six mile creek. Seeing the waterfalls at the reservoir was a nice treat as well. If you fancy cliff jumping and swimming then bring your suits ;-) terrain was of no issue.

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sapsucker Woods - Wilson Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a beautiful place to visit in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn. The trails are very well managed and they are fairly easy to walk. You get to see a lot of the pond and lots of wildlife. We have seen chipmunks, squirrels, deer, ducks, Canadian geese, beaver, and Great Blue Heron that make their home on or near the pond. It is a great place to bring the kids too. And the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a wonderful resource to learn more about the wildlife in the area.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

We walked from the base of the falls up the Gorge Trail and then back along the Rim Trail. The falls are beautiful, even though the water level was very low. You can swim at the base of the falls where there is a life guard and picnic area which we did. The water was COLD as you'd expect but we had a great time.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

good times

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved this park. While Gorge trail had the most to offer in terms of versatility and views, Treman Lake had some amazing spots as well. Make sure the swimming portion is open if going on a hot day. The rest of the reviews hit it on the head except for Brickman's, which completely misses the mark. Overall, this was a great day spot with sufficient off trail accessibility to keep even experienced hikers engaged. Would visit again for sure.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A lot of great views and rocks and tons of waterfalls. Gorge Trail is the best. Also, Brickman doesn't know what he is talking about.

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Six-Mile Creek Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Great hike not far from the center of Ithaca. Within walking distance. The numerous waterfalls are quite spectacular. Most of the trails are pretty tame. You have to search a bit for some vertical stuff. Trails are very well marked and worn!

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Cayuga Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite trails!

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