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Jul 31, 2015 - Watkins Glen, NY

Days 38 – 40 (July 27th through July 30th) Watkins Glen There was ground fog in Chautauqua when we got up but it soon burned off. The trip from Lake Chautauqua to Watkins Glen was 172 miles; we fueled and stopped at a Camping World in Bath, NY. We arrived at Watkins Glen KOA at 2:15 pm on Monday, July 27th, and were pleased that we’d stayed the extra days at Chautauqua.. This KOA is a "destination resort" which means it is looking for guests who will stay and enjoy the park amenities - especially families. The Wi-Fi was marginal - midday...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Watkins Glen

We have arrived in the great Finger Lakes area of New York. Timing was perfect for the fall color change ... and the smaller crowds. The many glens / gorges of this area are beautiful to experience. The gorge / waterfall pics in this entry are all taken in Watkins Glen ... starting point is right down town. Enjoy ...

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Sep 26, 2014 - Watkins Glen Country Club

2014-09-26-Watkins Glen Golf Course Golf is not a game for sissies and certainly not for those with fragile egos; ergo…we decided to play the Watkins Glen Golf Course with its 9 regulation length holes spread over a vista encompassing Seneca Lake and several wineries. With the trees turning gold, red, and orange, it was a truly lovely though diabolical course. Thankfully, the view was spectacular because: (1) there was not a level fairway on the course; (2) there was not a level green on the course; (3) the fairways were lined with pot...

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Falling Leaves Tour

Sep 25, 2014 - Watkins Glen Raceway and Watkins Glen State Park

2014-09-25- Watkins Glen State Park and Driving Adventure If you have not been to Watkins Glen, you should go but probably not on a race weekend because the roads through town are narrow and congested and they have apparently not heard of left turn arrows for traffic lights. There are several major draws in this area not the least of which is the Watkins Glen International Raceway. Now, I’m not saying that we are ready to beat land speed records, but when was the last time you saw a capped pickup truck with two kayaks strapped on for dear...

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Falling Leaves Tour

Sep 12, 2014 - Holy CannolI!

9/12/2014. Friday. Holy Cannoli! BRRR! It was very chilly this morning and a light mist was falling sheepishly upon the ground. It looked and felt like it was going to snow today bus couple of hours later the weather cleared to an overcast chilly day. We donned our coats and rain gear and headed out for an exciting day exploring.........wait for it.................WATERFALLS! The drive through the single lane backroads and over the rolling hills to Watkins Glen was very pleasurable. The Watkins Glen State Park was right in the middle of...

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Oct 15, 2012 - Finally Southward Bound

My, how time flies. It has been two months since we left home. Our trip south was today after a week in Toronto watching all the leaves falling. We made our stop here for a couple of nights to let us revisit some places we have not been for many years, including the Corning museum and the Watkins Glen race track.

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Sep 25, 2012 - Watkins Glen State Park

We spent today in the Watkins Glen State Park. This is the second time that we’ve been here. We both agree that it is one of the best parks we’ve seen. Basically, it is a long, narrow gorge, with steep, high walls on either side, where you can hike alongside Glen Creek past deep pools, water-sculptured rocks and nineteen waterfalls. There are over 200 walkable steps. This gorge was formed millions of years ago by water, ice and glaciers. This is the first time that we've been here in the fall. The trees, in many places, were a brilliant...

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Sep 22, 2012 - Watkins Glen, NY, 3 waterfalls, Bully Hill winery

Today we explored a couple waterfalls. The first was Che-qua-ga on Main Street in the small village of Montour Falls. You'll see the picture. How neat is it to have a house that backs up right to it. The second (Eagle Cliff Falls), were south of Montour Falls in Havana Glen Park. It's really difficult to capture the beauty of these falls with a camera. There were 3 amateur photographers (?) there taking pictures, so they must have thought the same thing. I thought these falls were the most beautiful ones I've ever seen because of the layout...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Watkins Glen State Park

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...

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Our 2012 Travels

Sep 17, 2012 - Oneonta, NY to Watkins Glen, NY

We drove west on mostly freeways to Watkins Glen. This was the nearest campground to all the things we wanted to see in the area. We enjoyed the scenery and the Susquehanna River that crossed under the freeway several times. We have dropped to a lower elevation and so the trees are not as colorful. However, after the lower temperatures of the past three nights the trees should be getting colorful soon. We saw lots of small farms on our way to the KOA campground in Watkins Glen. Once again, some beautiful and others seriously neglected. I...

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Sep 4, 2012 - In Watkins Glen, New York

We left Niagara Falls Labor Day morning and are now spending two nights here in Watkins Glen, NY. We were here in 2006 and loved it. Unfortunately it has been cloudy and sprinkling on and off all day (Tuesday). Tomorrow we will head towards New York City. The great thing about this campground though is there is a park across the street that is "dog friendly" so we take Sham over there and throw the tennis ball for awhile with her to get some of her "pent up" energy blown out. It is beautiful here except for the clouds. Lake Seneca is huge,...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Watkins Glen / Montour Falls, NY

We visited Montour Falls, a town just north of Watkins Glen, where it is know for it's majestic waterfall. The waterfall was a trickle; however, you can see from some pictures we downloaded from the internet, it is magnificent when water is free flowing. We went to Watkins Glen International Speedway where the 16th annual Wine Festival was being held, we partook of the opportunity to taste wine from over 90 wineries from NY. What a great time we had, we did buy some wine from Kukela Springs Winery recipient the most gold medals for any NY...

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