Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the 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. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Campers and day-visitors can enjoy the Olympic-size pool, scheduled summer tours through the gorge, tent and trailer campsites, picnic facilities and excellent fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, which is renowned for its annual spring run of rainbow trout
We came to the park in early April. Unfortunately we traveled from Philadelphia and did not know Gorge area was closed until may! However we decided to hop the fence and risk the fines due to long travel time invested. It was absolutely breath taking. Well worth the risk.
Beautiful as always. Despite the drought there is still a decent water flow. Some congestion at several areas due to people refusing to share the trail but all in all people are friendly and courteous. Trail for the gorge is well maintained. I did not take the rim trail because I enjoy the gorge view a lot more. Several Pokestops and gyms if you're into that. Women's bathrooms was in need of some repairs. Several stalls don't have a door, just a shower curtain. Others the doors weren't working well and the locks were missing screws so they were just falling off. $8 fee that is good at any other NY park for the day. I love it here and come every couple of years. Trail is not strenuous but does get wet with puddles.