Watkins Glen state park

Watkins Glen is a NYS park in a small town which is famous for auto racing – the only one of two (or a few?) that Nascar isn’t run on the oval track. More pix here

the main entrance on Main Street

the main entrance on Main Street

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.

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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.

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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:

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