Elmira's Painted Lady
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... wind which I was told is not good for Gliding. Good wind ensures that the glider is in the Air for a longer Duration.
There is also an amusement park closeby where children can enjoy, and you also get to see a Big Golf Course, with people trying their shots.
Overall a nice place if you are passing by Elmira, or are visiting Watkins, to add to the places to visit. I doubt anyone would like to travel 4-5 hours to just visit this place.
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 ...
... to Stream Adventures was supposed to open at 10 (what kind of adventurer doesn't start until 10?) so we headed over to their office at the marina and wait. No one was there at 10 so we called and got the answering machine. There was a free bike share shed next to their shed/office and we saw a couple get some bikes out of there but the other adult bikes had flat tires, no seats, etc so that was a no go.
We were just getting ready to leave when the attendant showed up at ...
... then shuttle back up to your car.
We stayed on the Gorge Trail but you can access the Indian Trail (that has 3 gorge overlooks and more sun) or the South Rim Trail (that has no gorge view and is shaded) near the Mile Point if you want an alternate way back. The bridge under the falls was already becoming a bottleneck at 9:45 with everyone stopping to take pictures underneath the falls. The short spur trail that we passed up in the beginning gave a nice view of that ...
... and stately mansions lined the main road through this quaint little burg, and I would definitely put this on the list of "must see when I get back this way."
A hundred miles and $4.40 in tolls on the New York Thruway brought us through Buffalo and into the city of Niagara Falls. My initial impression was not favorable, as this place defines the phrase "tourist trap". T-shirt shops, hokey attractions, and ...