Watkins Glen State Park is a true gem in Finger Lakes. To families more prone to camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and just generally enjoying the great outdoors, this state park will provide days of fun and great family memories. There are plenty of trails and beautiful scenery, as well as an abundance of camp grounds, some of which are pet friendly.
And for those looking for a little less camp and a little more civilization, the park is located right on the edge of town! Enjoy the comfort of modern amenities in town at night, and then walk to the park and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of nature during the day. There’s also an Olympic-sized pool for the kids at the park’s South Entrance.
The park’s main attraction, The Gorge, is an absolute must-see sight — but prepare for a decent hike!