Our 2012 Travels travel blog

Entrance Sign

Parking Lot and Path to the Gorge Path


Entering the first of the Tunnels

Our first view of the waterfall - right at the beginning

View of the Park from the first bridge on Gorge Path

Lots of water at this park

Okay, you can see some of the 800 steps going up







Heart-shaped Pools


Lee Waving Before He Heads Under the Falls


Cascade Caverns


We will go over the Suspension Bridge Above Later On Our Hike


More of the 800 Steps are involved in seeing all the falls!


Lee is taking a break


We are surrounded in the beauty of nature!




Glen Cathedral

Glen Cathedral

Glen Cathedral

Glen Cathedral

Waterfall at the end of Glen Cathedral

Closeup of the Glen Cathedral Falls




That's me on the bridge




Lee and Mary




Rainbow Falls

Lee Taking Pictures of the Frog Below

This Little Guy Took The Ride of His Life a Little Later...


What an awesome place!

Lee Under Rainbow Falls

Mary under Rainbow Falls











Frowning Cliff - Can you see him?

The Gorge In All Its Glory

Mary in the Gorge

The Frog is Going Over the Falls as he could not get...

Here is what the frog traveled down - what a ride!







Inside of taking all the stairs back down, we took the upper...

Looking down from the Ridge trail

The Suspension Bridge we saw earlier

Looking down from the suspension bridge





We finally reached the Gorge Trail and followed that the rest of...

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!!

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