Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview
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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 ...
I checked the weather when I woke up and it said thunderstorm warning for 2PM. Then I heard thunder …at 8:15 AM and the sky was dark gray. We had planned to go to the Corning Museum of Glass so that worked but 20 minutes later the sky was clear so we decided to drive into Watkins Glen to see Lake Seneca and maybe rent a kayak to Hector Falls. We went to Lakeside Park (which should be named Goose Poop Park) and walked , carefully, around there for a while. By then it was 9:45 ...
... of the falls (and 2 snakes that were slithering around on the rocks next to the trail) before heading back. Then we drove back to the Upper Falls lot and spent 20 mins going up over the bridge to see the Upper Falls and a little farther into the gorge on the North Rim Trail and back to the lot.
We picked up some lunch in Ithaca on our way to Buttermilk Falls State Park. Traffic was pretty heavy at lunch time and we made it to the Lower Park Entrance at Buttermilk at ...
... falls for about five minutes, allowing you to experience the falls cascading down around you. It is awe inspiring to stand at the bottom and look up as millions of gallons of Lake Ontario flow over the edge 200 feet above you and cascade onto the rocks located only fifty yards from where you are standing. You get soaked. You are deafened by the sound. And you want to do it again as soon as it's over!
After ascending ...