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Watkins Glen State Park, Cornell University, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, New York

Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. It is on the southern tip of Lake Senaca. 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. We took 3 hours to walk up the slope and back down including all the phto-op stops. It isn't a difficult hike but do keep water handy.

From Watkins Glen Park we drove to the shores of Lake Seneca and watched as the sun began to set. There is a park on Route 414 that you can stop at. We then drove to Lake Cayuga, and checked in to our hotel. For dinner we headed into Ithaca, to Ithaca Commons and had a Japanese dinner. Ithaca is expensive, maybe because of Cornell. The restaurants will cost $30-$50 for dinner for two.

The next morning we drive into Cornell University and parked near Libe Slope. Parking is free on campus on weekends. Cornell is one of the most "gorges" college campuses. Nestled on a mountain slope, overlooking Lake Cayuga with gorges and waterfalls within its campus. It had a air of English charm with American pride. Perfect. From Cornell we went to the Ithaca Farmer's Market. Every Sunday there is a huge gathering of restaurants, grocers, artists, wineries, craftsmen and musicians on the waterfront of Lake Cayuga and hundreds stop by to taste, listen, eat, relax and have fun.

It was a quick taste of the Finger Lakes area, and we are definitely interested in going back.

Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Gorge through the park, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Gorge through the park, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
First view of waterfalls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
First view of waterfalls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Falling into the heart lagoon, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Falling into the heart lagoon, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
The canyon walls at Glen Cathedral, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
The canyon walls at Glen Cathedral, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Paradise in NY, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Paradise in NY, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Stepped falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Stepped falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Speed falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Speed falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Drop falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Drop falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Waterfalls and river forging through, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Waterfalls and river forging through, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Gorge forge, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Gorge forge, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Every turn has a waterfall, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Every turn has a waterfall, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
The highest waterfalls in the park, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
The highest waterfalls in the park, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Pipe falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Pipe falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Calm tumbling falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Calm tumbling falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Rainbow falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Rainbow falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Sunlight highlights, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Sunlight highlights, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Gorge trail, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Gorge trail, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Washing the gorge, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Washing the gorge, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Here, there and everywhere a falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Here, there and everywhere a falls, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Reflections, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Reflections, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Park bench, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Park bench, Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Prime real estate at Lake Seneca,NY
Prime real estate at Lake Seneca,NY
Lake Seneca,NY
Lake Seneca,NY
Boating on Lake Seneca,NY
Boating on Lake Seneca,NY
Wind surfing on Lake Seneca,NY
Wind surfing on Lake Seneca,NY
Lake Cayuga,NY
Lake Cayuga,NY
Historic Tour on Lake Cayuga,NY
Historic Tour on Lake Cayuga,NY
Docks on Lake Cayuga,NY
Docks on Lake Cayuga,NY
Canoeing on Lake Cayuga,NY
Canoeing on Lake Cayuga,NY
Come to Ithaca farmer's Market by boat,NY
Come to Ithaca farmer's Market by boat,NY
Ithaca Farmer's Market on Sundays,NY
Ithaca Farmer's Market on Sundays,NY
Deer in Ithaca,NY
Deer in Ithaca,NY
Upscale Harp player, Ithaca Farmer's market, NY
Upscale Harp player, Ithaca Farmer's market, NY
Wine tours in Ithaca, NY
Wine tours in Ithaca, NY
Finger Lakes popcorn, NY
Finger Lakes popcorn, NY
Ithaca Farmer's Market - Ithaca Masala, NY
Ithaca Farmer's Market - Ithaca Masala, NY
Ithaca Farmer's Market, NY
Ithaca Farmer's Market, NY
Cornell University in Ithaca, NY
Cornell University in Ithaca, NY
Ezra Cornell,NY
Ezra Cornell,NY
Ivy League, Cornell University, NY
Ivy League, Cornell University, NY
Cornell University - McGraw Hall, NY
Cornell University - McGraw Hall, NY
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Cornell University - White Hall, NY
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Cornell University - Sibley Hall, NY
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Cornell University - Olive Tadjen Hall, NY
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Cornell University - Lyon Hall, NY
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Cornell University - Sage Chapel, NY
Cornell University - view of Lake Cayuga, NY
Cornell University - view of Lake Cayuga, NY
Cornell University - Lyon Hall, NY
Cornell University - Lyon Hall, NY
Cornell University - Mist covered hills, NY
Cornell University - Mist covered hills, NY
Cornell University - Triphammer Falls, NY
Cornell University - Triphammer Falls, NY
Cornell University - Triphammer Falls, NY
Cornell University - Triphammer Falls, NY
Cornell University - Triphammer Falls and Triphammer Foot Bridge, NY
Cornell University - Triphammer Falls and Triphammer Foot Bridge, NY
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Cornell University - McGraw Tower, NY
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Cornell University - Herakles, NY
Cornell University - window, NY
Cornell University - window, NY