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Wed 03 Jul
Guided Gorge Tour
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 until Friday, September 6, 2019
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a guide for a one-mile tour of the Gorge Trail. The tour will cover how the Finger Lakes and the gorge at Watkins Glen were formed, the rich history of the park and natural history topics. At Mile Point bridge the tour will be over, and you will be able to continue to the top of the gorge on your own or return to the main entrance by using the Rim Trails. Tours will begin at the main entrance on Franklins St, near the entrance tunnel to the gorge trail. No reservations are necessary.

Tours available at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Sat 07 Sep
First Saturday Hike: Watkins Glen State Park
Saturday, September 7, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Meet at the Franklin Street main entrance in front of the new Welcome Center. The hike will go up the Gorge Trail and we will return using the Indian trail and South Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.0 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.