Gin, Syl, Dan and I were going to play tourists for the day. We really didn’t have a plan other than to head towards the Finger Lake region of NY. So, with packed lunch in hand, we set out. We meandered our way north and stopped at Seneca Lake for our picnic lunch and had some awesome waterfront views.
Over lunch, we decided to head to Watkins Glen State Park. We thought we might just pop in and get a map of the area but once we are there, we all agree that we need to explore the park. We parked the car and started our hike.
Of course, we picked one of the hottest days to hike but the views were worth it!
|Cool gorge with circle cave on right|
|Heart-shaped natural pool|
The waterfalls and the rock formations were amazing.
|Intriguing rock formations|
|Beautiful, cool waterfalls|
Dan had much more energy than the rest of us and hiked the entire gorge trail. There are 19 waterfalls along a two mile stretch and umpteen hundred steps!
|Dan's up there on the suspension bridge!|
Before Watkins Glen became a state park, it was developed as a privately owned resort. It eventually opened to the public in 1863. We had a great time (albeit quite toasty!) exploring the park and headed back “home” tired but with big smiles on our faces.
Life is good!