Watkins Glen State Park, N.Y. Photography Hot Spot

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The centerpiece of the 1000-acre park is a 400-foot-deep (120 m) narrow gorge cut through rock by a stream – Glen Creek – that was left hanging when glaciers of the Ice age deepened the Seneca valley, increasing the tributary stream gradient to create rapids and waterfalls wherever there were layers of hard rock.

The park features three trails – open mid-May to early November – by which one can climb or descend the gorge. The Southern Rim and Indian Trails run along the wooded rim of the gorge, while the Gorge Trail is closest to the stream and runs over, under, and along the park’s 19 waterfalls by way of stone bridges and more than 800 stone steps. The trails connect to the Finger Lakes Trail, an 800-mile (1280 km) system of trails throughout New York state.


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Watkins Glen State Park, N.Y. Photography Information

Park Information:

Watkins Glen State Park


1009 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone: (607) 535-4511

Hours of Operation

Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.

  • Park is open year-round.
    Vehicle entry fees were collected from mid-May to November.
  • Trail updates: With any questions, please call the park office at 607-535-4511.
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Watkins Glen State Park, N.Y. Camping

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We did not stay here, but it is the closest camping. Watkins Glen State Park:  2015 Camping Season: 5/8 – 10/12 – Group Camp: 5/1 – 10/26

*Please note that some loops/sites may open later or close earlier within the camping season. For more details, please call the park or visit http://www.newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com



Watkins Glen State Park, Restaurants

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Village Marina Bar and Grill: 

We ate here on our journey. It was a good restaurant with good food and reasonable prices, but if you have a restaurant to feed our hungry photographers while doing photography at Watkins Glen State Park and the surrounding area. Please send us an email to advertise on this high-ranking page.




Click – Watkins Glen State Park Weather

If you are doing photography along with your ghost hunting on cloudy days, you can do running water or waterfall photography to avoid the glaring sun. You can also use an ND filter to get a long exposure for dramatic effects, even in the sunshine. If you ghost hunt indoors in abandoned places, be careful!

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