Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Watkins Glen State Park Take Two

We headed back over to Watkins Glen State Park late this afternoon.  I'm happy to report that the skies stayed sunny this time so we were able to stay and see all of the waterfalls.  This has been one of the most surprising things that we've seen so far.  Meaning it was unexpectedly awesome.

The hike is not very long, but the entire walk is breathtaking so it was one of my favorite hikes so far.  We went late in the afternoon so the lighting was fabulous, giving this place an almost fairy land glow.  We especially loved this place:
From the state park website:  Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound.
Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course.
The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge.
 This place was so awe inspiring.  I'm so glad we were able to see it.  It is days like this that I am so incredibly grateful for this life we are living right now and the chance to take in our country's beauty in new ways.  It keeps me grounded in all of the reasons that we do this, even when some parts can feel difficult.  It's more than worth it.

Living the life in New York!