Today we headed for Watkins Glen State Park. We were really excited to see the park as it is the most famous of the parks in the Finger Lakes area.
Within two miles of the first waterfall, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs. All in all there are 19 waterfalls along its course although I would swear there are more if you count all the little ones. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of a Cavern Cascade. We walked the gorge trail all the way to the end. We were also warned when we started that we would climb 800 steps if we walked the whole two miles and it didn't stop us! Actually, the stairs were spaced such that I didn't find it to be a problem. Of course, if I would have had to climb down all 800 steps that would have been another matter altogether. We used the Rim Trail on the way back and avoided a whole lot of steps that way although the Gorge Trail is much more scenic and just plain breathtaking!
Such a wonderful hike and such gorgeous scenery. What a wonderful day!!