Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, New York

1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, New York 14891

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Families can enjoy a leisurely picnic or strap on a backpack with supplies for a thrilling hike past waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park in Finger Lakes, New York. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bathing suit for a swim in the Olympic-sized pool.

Address: 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, New York 14891

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Phone: 607-535-4511
URL: http://nysparks.com/parks/142/details.aspx
Hours: Park is open year round. Check hours of operation. More Info
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  • Visited: July 2012
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There are picnic tables and campsites available. There is also an Olympic-sized pool on site along with a smaller kiddie pool, so don't forget to bring your swimsuits. If you're staying in this area for a couple of days, the Corning Museum of Glass a short drive away is a must-see.

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I'm not a camper, personally, and hotels can be expensive and sometimes impractical when traveling with children (especially infants), so we found a great deal on an extended stay in Horseheads nearby - Candlewood Suites. We got a large studio with a fully-equipped kitchen and a small dining area for the cost of a budget hotel room and brought our daughter's pack and play for her to sleep in. It worked great for us. We had free internet, too. Best of all, extended stay hotels have free, empty refrigerators that you can use to store your own food rather than a typical hotel minibar setup. This can be a lifesaver when preparing meals for a young child.

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