Watkins Glen State Park is one of those rare finds sitting quietly in the shadows. There is something magical about this place, and I am sure to New Yorkers who frequent it they would prefer it remain secret. However; the area is designed for people to view the Gorge with its 19 waterfalls via a magical path created in the rock itself that parallels Glen Creek never more than a stones throw away.

In New York State, there is a place that transports a visitor from a summer campground to a Middle Earth type of reality. The park is home to a large campground, complete with what one would expect from a state park. Located at the Southern end of Seneca Lake, and minutes away from the town of Watkins Glen, this area has a substantial offering of natural wonders.

Watkins Glen State Park is one of those rare finds sitting quietly in the shadows. There is something magical about this place, and I am sure to New Yorkers who frequent it they would prefer it remains secret. However; the unique trail system for people to view the Gorge with its 19 waterfalls follows a path created in the rock itself that parallels Glen Creek never more than a stone’s throw away.

The trail system for the gorge follows the top of the gorge on both sides with multiple points to access the Gorge Trail proper. The path through the gorge at Watkins Glen is a showpiece, expertly crafted from and into the native stone at the bottom of the gorge

The discovery of a place like Watkins Glen is one for the journal and will live forever in my memory as a place out of a fairytale.