A part of the Finger Lakes region of New York, and located just outside of the Village of Watkins Glen, New York is Watkins Glen State Park. Located just south of Seneca Lake, the State Park itself is once of the most impressive an beautiful of all the State Parks in New York, and Ranks among the highest visited parks in the United States and the world.
Like so many other State and National Parks located in the northernmost states of the United States, Watkins Glen State Park was formed over many years by erosion from the moving and melting of glaciers. The runoff from the glaciers cut through this area, mostly by feeding rushing waters into the Glen Creek. These waters cut through rock and deepened the Seneca Valley, and left behind gorgeous waterfalls and interestingly sculptured rock formations and landscapes. The park is equally-impressive in all seasons of the year, though many travelers strive to see the park in the peak seasons of Autumn: when the leaves are changing into their yellow, brown and red hues; and in the Winter: when the park takes on an icy and white tone. No matter what the season, Watkins Glen State Park offers beauty and a set of outdoor trails that will leave you awe-inspired.
Waterfalls of Watkins Glen State Park
Decending a dramatic 400 feet rapidly, the Glen Stream flows over an impressive 19 jaw-dropping waterfalls in a small area. The hiking area and trails contour the flow of the falls perfectly, offering numerous spots to take photos of the waterfalls, or simply take-in the view.