Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park is located south of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. This place was first opened to public as a private scenic attraction in 1863. Then in 1906, it was bought over by the state. Afterwhich, tunnels were dug and wooden staircases were replaced with concrete ones. However, most of these structures did not survive the flood of 1935. This was when the crew from Civilian Conservation Corps constructed beautiful stone stairs, bridges and walls to blend these artificially built structures into the natural scenery. Over many years, the walking trails have changed dramatically as the terrain continues to be deepen and widen by ice during winter. It is said that this park is charmingly decorated with 19 waterfalls.

I first saw a picture of this park in one of the Finger Lakes Region travel magazines. For a long time, I wanted to visit this place. After months of procrastination, I finally made my trip. Even though I had to drive four hours to get here, it's definitely worth the journey.

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