Below you is Glen Creek, which begins on Sugar Hill nearly ten miles from here.
Across from you, the water of Rainbow Falls is one of many springs and brooks that feed Glen Creek on its trip to Seneca Lake. It may take 25 years for the water flowing by you today to reach the Atlantic Ocean. Can you trace the water’s northeast journey?
Golfer told me that we hiked here 20+ years ago, pre-parents era but I had no recollection. A park this stunning, especially with water, I should at least remember some part of it?
(not sure what went wrong: the WordPress or my T2i camera – can’t get the portrait to post right and many shots are portrait…)
This state park is nothing short of spectacular. The entrance is on the little town’s Main Street. It’s a beautiful Saturday and the Main Street was jammed with traffic.
The combination of soft water and hard stone creates mystic and romance. One is flowing constantly and one solid unyielding.
The park prohibits dogs but few owners managed to come with their companions.
There is a graveyard. A few graves have fake flowers.
Parking is $8, which allows the access to the top parking too. There is a shuttle ($3.00) to take the hiker down to the main entrance should one requires. Beer (mostly local brew) at the top store cost $4.
There is a camp ground (a wedding was going on, catered by Corning Cater) with out door pools.
The store and bathroom at the top:
Seneca Lake is the largest of the glacial finger lakes in up state New York. It’s a little less than 38 miles (61 km) in length, north ends in Geneva and south at Watkins Glen.
A few NE colleges are having sailing race.
How did this white car get there?
The water is very clear and cool. A perfect condition for swimming. I’ve my compete swimming gears: suit, cap and gaggles. The widest’s width of the lake is 1.8 miles (3 km). However I didn’t know the local rule for swimming. It would be my regret for years to come.
The Inner Harbor @ Cold Spring Harbor at Laurel Hollow, near Huntington. An little area right off the 25A N Hempstead Turnpike.