New York February 18, 2016
This Jaw Dropping Place In New York Will Blow You Away
New York’s Finger Lakes, our Central State region, offers residents and visitors one-of-a-kind attractions that will leave you breathless. Found in Schuyler County, Watkins Glen State Park is one of the more unique parks you can visit in New York. Open year-round, this park’s scenery looks as though nature took an incredible cavern, brought it above ground and then mashed it together with the gorgeous greens of the East Coast.
One of the Finger Lake's better known state parks, Watkins Glen State Park always leaves its visitors in total awe.
Educational tours at the park are free and available to the public.
If you're planning a trip with a larger size group of people, the option is also available for you to schedule a tour!
If you decide to take a guided tour through the park, you'll get to learn more about the wildlife inside Watkins Glen!
Keep your eyes open! Many of the interesting creatures at the park will blend right in to the surroundings.
With roughly 300 sites, an unforgettable camping experience is available to be had here.
There's picnic areas throughout the park as well!
The most popular attraction of Watkins Glen? The Gorge Trail!
Running closest to the 19 waterfalls, The Gorge Trail is the most popular adventure taken at this park. Bringing you next to and under some of New York's most photogenic waterfalls, you'll find yourself getting lightly splashed by the surrounding water.
Other trails available to visitors of the park are the Southern Rim and Indian trails, running alongside the wooded area of the gorge.
We love having different options, it gives us an excuse to come back and explore more!
The views at Watkins Glen are magical, you'll truly feel like you're walking through a cavernous fairytale.
The popular Gorge Trail, bringing you under peaceful streams of water.
During the winter months, the Gorge Trail is closed to all visitors.
Like we said though, the park is open all year round! While the Gorge Trail may not be available to explore during winter, a favorite way to pass the time is to either go snowshoeing or even cross-country ski!
While tourists crowd the park most during New York's summer months, fall is another favorite season for visitors to come.
The gorgeous East Coast foliage we get to experience in our state leaves us out and exploring constantly once the leaves start to change.
The stunning Cavern Cascade, a must-see for anyone taking a trip to the park!
Be prepared to take on the hundred of steps during your adventure through the park!
The best time of year to take a visit to the park? Spring!
If the option is available to you, planning your trip for a week day during spring would probably be your best bet! The waterfalls always look their best during the Spring months and overall the area is much less crowded than it is during the Summer.
Check out this relaxing footage captured during a visit at Watkins Glen State Park in the video below.
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