The Gorge

The first time I visited Watkins Glen State Park, I was immediately struck by how beautiful it was. This canyon in the earth smack in the middle of the town of Watkins Glen, NY. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful & easily accessible state park I’ve ever visited.

The two mile Gorge Trail runs past 19 waterfalls & is relatively easy to traverse, if you don’t mind muddy shoes, a lot of crowds & a few stairs. During our recent visit to the Finger Lakes, I took along my DSLR to capture some slow shutter speed waterfall photos. I’m not much of a nature photographer, but the Gorge could definitely change that.

Watkins Glen Cascade Falls

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Watkins Glen State Park

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Watkins Glen State Park

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Watkins Glen State Park

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

Watkins Glen State Park

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

Watkins Glen State Park

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

Watkins Glen State Park

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

Watkins Glen State Park

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Watkins Glen State Park

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Watkins Glen State Park

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Christina is a 30-something D.I.N.K. travel writer & photographer who travels the world often wedged into the middle seat. Follow her on Twitter & Facebook.

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7 Responses to The Gorge

  1. Emma October 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Beautiful – it kind of reminds me of the ‘pancake rocks’ in New Zealand.

    • christina October 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks! They are similar. I never thought I’d say this, but I really am becoming outdoorsy!

  2. Emily October 15, 2014 at 2:05 am #

    I went to college close to Watkins Glen and your pictures are making me very nostalgic! It’s too bad I don’t have an “Ithaca is Gorges” shirt anymore. :)

  3. Peter October 17, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Really nice photos :)

  4. Wiki November 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Wow, those photos look amazing!

  5. The GypsyNesters November 27, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Wow, great photos! We had no idea about this, and will have to visit next time we are nearby. (Probably best to wait till it warms up a bit. ;)

    • christina November 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

      Probably should wait until spring ;)

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