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Title: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 07:03:07 PM
We will need to book July 2017.  There is only one electric loop and it will be sold out fast.

Summer on the Gorge Trail Rally 2018
Date: June 19-24, 2018 - yes, I said 2018
Location: Watkins Glen State Park, 1009 N Franklin Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Campground Loop: Mohawk Village Loop (Electric/Pet)
Campground Info: Click Here! (http://nysparks.com/parks/142/)
Reservations: Click Here! (http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/watkins-glen-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=254)
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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 07:04:25 PM
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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 07:05:14 PM
CAMPGROUND
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. Campers and day-visitors can enjoy the Olympic-size pool, scheduled summer tours through the gorge, tent and trailer campsites, picnic facilities and excellent fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, which is renowned for its annual spring run of rainbow trout.


WATERFALLS
(http://www.mobilemaplets.com/thumbnails/2756_thumbnail-1024.jpg)
Take in the splendor of some of the most beautiful waterfalls in New York State right here in Schuyler County. The hikes are varying skill levels; Please exercise caution.

Watkins Glen State Park - State Route 14, Downtown Watkins Glen; There are approximately 19 waterfalls that cascade through the gorge.  Unfortunately this is not handicap accessible.

Excelsior Glen Falls - State Route 414 North, just outside of the Village of Watkins Glen; This is a challenging hike and is not handicap accessible.

Twin Falls - Templar Road, Watkins Glen

Aunt Sarah's Falls - State Route 14, Montour Falls; This waterfall is along the roadside

Shequaga Falls - Genesee Street, Montour Falls; 160 foot waterfall that is along the roadside.

Deckertown Falls - Catlin Street (off of S. L'Hommedieu Street), Montour Falls

Havana Glen Gorge/Eagle Cliff Falls - Havana Glen Road (off of State Route 14); This is a somewhat challenging hike that is not handicap accessible.

Hector Falls - State Route 414 N, Hector; 165 foot roadside waterfall
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 07:05:45 PM
Winery and area tour info: coming soon
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 07:11:00 PM
Corning and Museum Information: coming soon
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: acenorm on June 12, 2016, 08:04:32 PM
Oh my wife is ready to kill you, NJ is still in school that week and she's been wanting to go back.

Best Regards,
Norm


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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 08:09:38 PM
Norm, a week later? June 26th to Jul 01
Title: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: acenorm on June 12, 2016, 08:19:03 PM
That would work a lot better, but don't change it for us. LOL
We have Hatteras in that time frame every year too. Just busting your chops for my wife.

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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on June 12, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
Norm, I you think you guys are in... we will change the date a week.  I know it's 2 years from now.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: mr.snow on June 13, 2016, 07:44:32 AM
Two years away...  wow...  I'll mark the calendar and we'll see what happens... Been a few years since we were at Watkins..   I can't confirm anything right now as it will depend on the exact dates, whether I am on regular days off or if I need to bid for vacation time..   


Just an FYI ..   Something to look into as the date gets closer..
http://www.theglen.com/Guest-Info/Drive-The-Glen.aspx (http://www.theglen.com/Guest-Info/Drive-The-Glen.aspx)

We did this when we were there a few years ago, was a cool experience..
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: acenorm on June 13, 2016, 08:10:48 AM

Just an FYI ..   Something to look into as the date gets closer..
[url]http://www.theglen.com/Guest-Info/Drive-The-Glen.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.theglen.com/Guest-Info/Drive-The-Glen.aspx[/url])

We did this when we were there a few years ago, was a cool experience..


We did it too, a lot of fun. It was also great to get an on track perspective of something that I've watched on TV a ton of times.

Best Regards,
Norm
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: busdriverwc75 on June 13, 2016, 08:59:36 AM
Yep, we drove the track, too. Some in our group even pulled their popups behind them. I will definitely keep an eye on this. We camped at the Glen several times & have been wanting to revisit the area.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on December 22, 2016, 08:58:28 AM
Finally somewhere not 5 hours away!! :) :) Its my backyard so if you are looking for something specific let me know.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on December 22, 2016, 05:09:17 PM
This will be our week long trip for us, can't wait
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: thingette 1s sister on January 01, 2017, 09:24:24 PM
So, is there a date change?
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on January 02, 2017, 09:36:56 AM
no, I don't think so.  We need to book this year to go next year, it will sell out quickly.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on January 05, 2017, 07:54:44 AM
We can start booking 9 months in advance. So in September 2017 we need to start trying. This is a premium park (was number 3 in the country in a USA Today poll) so it fills up fast. Gary
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on January 26, 2017, 01:28:35 PM
Corning Glass Museum is right down the road and children and students are free.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: Vagov on March 11, 2017, 03:49:33 PM
Keeping this one in mind, close eye on thread

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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: justchillin on March 22, 2017, 09:21:11 PM
Let us know, want to go too
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on March 27, 2017, 10:17:48 AM
This park made the top 10 parks in the country. It was the second most visited park in NY. It books up fast.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on March 27, 2017, 03:08:19 PM
Several months prior to this camping trip, we will be planning a group winery tour with a bus if there is enough interest.


We will also be planing a group hiking the beautiful Gorge where 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.

Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on May 12, 2017, 09:23:34 AM
We are planning a day trip to Niagara Falls (New York side) during the week, less than 3 hours away and the kids have never been there.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: 2HappyCampers on May 12, 2017, 10:56:45 AM
Just to confirm,  the camping dates are June 19-26, 2018 and we can start booking on Sept 19, 2017?
This is exciting all there is to do!
RnRnRn?
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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on May 12, 2017, 11:24:20 AM
August 31 start checking.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on June 07, 2017, 11:45:13 AM
Check these out. For the kids and kids at heart. Kind of like Knoebels. Only 35 minutes away.       eldridgepark.org         www.harrishillamusements.com   
 

This 1890s Looff carousel was originally brought to Eldridge Park in 1924 by Bob Long. In the late 1980s, the carousel was dismantled and the animals were sold off at auction, leaving only the motor behind. Through the efforts of the Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society, this majestic ride was restored and reopened in 2006. It is one of the few remaining carousels in the world with a working ring feeder.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on June 13, 2017, 09:49:18 AM
More from the area. http://www.sciencenter.org LIVE ANIMALS
Our Saltonstall Animal Room features unique habitats from around the world organized according to amphibians, reptiles and fish. These habitats focus not just on the animals, but also on the environments in which they are found. Experience a tropical rainforest with some mysterious green tree pythons. Check out the beautiful yet invasive red lionfish suspended within a North Carolina shipwreck. Or explore the wildlife found in your own backyard in the New York Natives gallery, plus even more amazing animals.

Our saltwater Tidepool Touch Tank features marine invertebrates such as Forbes Sea Stars, Flat clawed Hermit Crabs, Channeled Whelks, and Horseshoe Crabs.

Hands-on Touch Tank Hours:

Saturday: 11 am 12 pm and 3 4 pm
Sunday: 1 3 pm
Weekday hours subject to volunteer availability, please call ahead.

Sciencenter Image
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on July 03, 2017, 01:31:09 PM
In case you needed more.  https://www.watkinsglenchamber.com/sites/default/files/4%20Days%20in%20Schuyler%20County%20-%20final.pdf
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: thingette 1s sister on July 14, 2017, 10:43:56 AM
Eldridge park carousel is also one of the faster spinning ones left AND you can still catch rings like Knoebels does.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on July 14, 2017, 11:50:33 AM
One of 6 "high speed" carousel left and the only one operating.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: justchillin on July 27, 2017, 01:03:05 PM
are we supposed to be booking for this for 2018?
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: thingette1 on July 31, 2017, 07:17:38 PM
justchillin: yes, 2018. Reservations go quickly because there is only one electric loop in the park. I believe we want the sites from 76-99 if possible as they are the flat part of the loop (if memory is correct). The other side of the loop is hilly. And farther from the bathhouse/closer to the playground (noise from kids playing).
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on August 08, 2017, 10:06:47 AM
NYS no longer charges an out of state premium. The residents pay the same now. :'(
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: mtn_bikers on August 14, 2017, 01:15:15 PM
I just checked out the reservation link for this one. Looks like we can book 9 months prior to the date.  So by my calcs, that means Sept 18. 

Gary or Barb - are my calculations correct? I want to make sure that I put it the calendar so I remember  ;D
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: thingette1 on August 16, 2017, 10:27:06 PM
That sounds right. You can always reserve for a few days ahead of when you want to be there and after 15 days change the ressie to start on the actual day you want to arrive (If that's still allowed. Please check the rules for clarification).
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on August 23, 2017, 01:37:31 PM
The time is near. So much to do!! Corning Glass kids are free!
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on August 28, 2017, 03:08:27 PM
Just looking to see the interest in going and what people would like to do or see.  Thanks  :chief:
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: 2HappyCampers on August 28, 2017, 03:56:23 PM
2Happy Campers is in! And looking forward to the trip.  We like wine tasting, Corning, racetrack tours, basically any and all activities.

RnRnRnCB
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on September 03, 2017, 12:17:03 PM
We are in for a week... two weekends
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: Ladyhawke on September 03, 2017, 04:14:28 PM
Our plan is to camp for a week also.  Not sure yet what we would like to do.  Definitely want to fish/kayak the lake.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 07, 2017, 09:48:00 AM
The time is near!!   For all those hedging on distance a comparison. From Valley Forge, PA is is 4hrs. 1/2 hour longer than going to Raystown lake a couple years ago. Other than the last 17 miles all expressway.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: 2HappyCampers on September 07, 2017, 04:22:48 PM
Thingette1 you mention #76-99, but it looks like the rally is suggesting the loop upto #74
RnRnRnCB

justchillin: yes, 2018. Reservations go quickly because there is only one electric loop in the park. I believe we want the sites from 76-99 if possible as they are the flat part of the loop (if memory is correct). The other side of the loop is hilly. And farther from the bathhouse/closer to the playground (noise from kids playing).
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on September 07, 2017, 07:30:41 PM
Anywhere in the Mohawk loop works
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 08, 2017, 08:51:59 AM
Here is a site with pictures of the sites.


http://www.campadk.com/campsitephotos/campgrounds/watkinsglen/choosesite   
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: thingette1 on September 10, 2017, 07:52:19 PM
Thingette1 you mention #76-99, but it looks like the rally is suggesting the loop upto #74
RnRnRnCB

Justchillin: all the sites should work for you. I suggest 76-104 because that is the flatter side of the loop. The lower numbers are up and down hill.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: 2HappyCampers on September 14, 2017, 02:27:43 PM
 What site #s had everyone booked?

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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 14, 2017, 02:58:11 PM
84
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: HuskyCampers on September 14, 2017, 03:25:38 PM
79
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: 2HappyCampers on September 14, 2017, 03:27:51 PM
What are your arrival and departure dates?
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 14, 2017, 04:29:09 PM
Friday June 15 thru Monday June 25. WOOHOO!!! :chief:
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 15, 2017, 07:37:32 AM
8 out 50 sites booked. Don't wait people. The Cayuga loop is closed next year so sites are going to fill up fast.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on September 15, 2017, 10:53:21 AM
We book site 82 for the 10 days, staying both weekends
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: MariskaHargitay on September 15, 2017, 12:26:50 PM
I jist booked site 77 from Friday June 15 to Monday June 25
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: Ladyhawke on September 15, 2017, 12:30:58 PM
That was one tough decision!  I kept going back to the campsite photos to see which ones didn't have trees too close together at the entrance!  I was looking at site 83 but it was swiped out from under me so I settled on site 101.....a bit far from everyone unfortunately.  Booked to arrive Friday, June 15th but to leave Sunday, June 24th.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: samebutdifferent on September 15, 2017, 12:39:18 PM
We are on site 83    15th to the 24th.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: Ladyhawke on September 15, 2017, 12:57:12 PM
We are on site 83    15th to the 24th.

Ah ha! You were the one!  LOL   ;)
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: samebutdifferent on September 15, 2017, 01:08:57 PM
Ah ha! You were the one!  LOL   ;)
oopps sorry    lol 

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Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 15, 2017, 03:01:26 PM
14 out of 50 sites
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: Guitarman on September 15, 2017, 05:33:38 PM
Site 68 Fri - Fri
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on September 15, 2017, 07:42:33 PM
Once the loop is sold out, we will talk wine tour of the finger lakes.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: justchillin on September 15, 2017, 11:35:14 PM
just did 76, thought I was doing 78 but then it wasn't available. someone mentioned there were site photos? Where can I find them?
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: Ladyhawke on September 16, 2017, 07:26:47 AM
Chiefbowes posted link on page 3
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: JoeCamper on September 16, 2017, 03:02:49 PM
Sites are booking up fast and will be sold out in no time.
(http://canvascampers.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=3459)

The reservation system only shows 20' and 30' sites even though many are much much bigger.  Look at the picture link below.

Here is a site with pictures of the sites.
http://www.campadk.com/campsitephotos/campgrounds/watkinsglen/choosesite (http://www.campadk.com/campsitephotos/campgrounds/watkinsglen/choosesite) 

Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 18, 2017, 03:46:23 PM
There are still 24 sites from the 19th on
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: mknott57 on September 19, 2017, 09:09:50 AM
Booked site 98 Tuesday-Sunday
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: mtn_bikers on September 20, 2017, 09:07:14 AM
Booked site 75 - 3 adults
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: avc8130 on September 20, 2017, 09:32:44 AM
Site 73: 2 adults, 2 kids (3 & 5) and a pooch.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 20, 2017, 09:40:04 AM
Looking like a Rally!!!! :chief:
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 20, 2017, 11:00:10 AM
Welcome acv8130!  Looking like a Rally!!!! :chief:
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: mtn_bikers on September 20, 2017, 02:26:47 PM
Should have mentioned that we are have reservations for Wed-Sunday, but not sure if we are arriving Wed or Thursday.

We are also DEFINATELY interested in participating in whatever wine country tour that the group does :-)
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: chiefbowes on September 21, 2017, 08:32:32 AM
Down to only 15 decent sites. contact myself or thingette1  for the numbers.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: busdriverwc75 on September 21, 2017, 11:38:21 AM
We're in site 99, Thurs-Mon.
Title: Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
Post by: 2HappyCampers on September 21, 2017, 05:05:52 PM
We want to book it tonight.  Please let me know what sites you recommend.
Thanks!

RnRnRnCB

Down to only 15 decent sites. contact myself or thingette1  for the numbers.