Monday, June 30, 2014

A Walk at Watkins Glen

We had been told that Watkins Glen State Park is a must see in the Finger Lakes area. It is near Seneca Lake and abut a 40 mile drive from our spot at Keuka Lake. I had read that dogs are allow on some of the trails though not the main Gorge Trail. We decided to take Savannah and then maybe go back another day without her to hike the Gorge Trail.
The Park features a spectacular narrow gorge where you can hike by Glen Creek, through Forest and see 19 waterfalls if you take the Gorge Trail. We took the dog friendly Indian Trail and waked part of that trail where we did see Rainbow Falls. We could hear the sound of other Falls and the Creek as we walked the trail but couldn't see them as the trail we were on is above the Falls. The Gorge Trail does have a section at the end that requires walking around 800 steps. Got to get more hikes in before we are in shape to walk those.

Rainbow Falls is just beautiful and we spent some time just taking it in.

It was hot and humid and Savannah was a hot dog for sure as her tongue hangs way out.

Below is a picture of the town of Watkins Glen  and more lovely scenery we  passed on our drive.

Tuesday we take a long one hour drive to our next spot. We are headed to Sampson State Park, which is on Lake Senneca, the next finger east of Keuka

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