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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)
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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
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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.

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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.