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For people who love to see Aeroplane and Gliders Elmira Soaring Museum is a must visit. There are places where visitors can just sit and watch the gliders being towed up in the air, and there is also the possibility to purchase a Glider ride for yourself.
You can look at the pictures attached and see how the tow works and how the glide works.
Most of the people get an airtime of around 15 minutes in the glider. The day we visited, there ...
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 ...
... fries with honey butter on top) at the Village Marina right next door. That hit the spot!
On to the Corning Museum of Glass. We spent almost 6 hrs in that amazing place and we didn’t see everything. We chceekd out the various exhibits in between attending demonstrations: glass blowing, glass flaming, fiber optics and breaking glass and a 1hr tour of their glass collection with a docent (that turned into 1hr 20 mins) . Then we repeated the glassblowing demo at ...
... PM and stayed a little over 2 hrs. You can swim in the pool at the base of the falls there but swimming was closed that day due to poor water quality. We took the Gorge Trail from the base of Buttermilk Falls up alongside the falls and up a ton of steps. After that initial climb the trail leveled off quite a bit and there were several smaller falls and winding, carved out gorge walls, very similar to Watkins Glen.
It took us 30 min to get to the end of the Gorge Trail ...
... 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 ...