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Seth- I love coming back to Penn Yan whenever I can. It really is and always will be home for me. I've been living in NYC for nearly a decade and still I get that 'going home' feeling every time I get into the region. Clean air, clear skies, and nice ...
We had started the trip to Watkins Glen from Edison in New Jersey in the morning hours of July 25th. Having set the paths on the GPS the route we decided on was through Scranton and Binghamton.
When we reached, the GPS took us to the upper entrance of the Park. The Park has three places that one can enter from, the Upper Entrance, the South Entrance and the Main Entrance.
The upper entrance had some park area where kids 5 to 12 can play, other than ...
... and pulled the kayak up on the bank. Then we followed the sound to the falls, wading through thigh deep water to get there. The falls were a lot bigger than I expected. Some young guys had climbed up onto the falls. It looked awfully dangerous to me but that’s what young guys do. The whole trip there and back took 1 hr 45 min, beating the other couple both ways.
After we checking in the kayak we had a Reuben sandwich and awesome sweet potato fries (crinkle cut, ...
... hike I've ever done.
We decided to pass up the little spur trail off to the right near the beginning of the trail and hit that on the way back. We made it all the way to the end of the gorge trail at the top of the stairs of the Upper Entrance in 45 min and back to our starting point at the main entrance at 10 AM (with 80 pictures and movies on the camera).
Unless you want the exercise or need to use the bathroom, the only thing to see past the Mile Point is ...
... s. We loved this quaint little local's hideaway. The food was amazing, and the service outstanding. After dinner, we rode the last 45 minutes home, getting back a little after 10 o'clock. Tomorrow is a travel day from Watkin's Glen to Two Mile Run County Park in Franklin, PA. It's a short drive, only about 200 miles, but the winding country roads should make for a scenic trip. See you tomorrow from Franklin, PA!
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