Camping at Watkins Glen State Park

Last week a few friends from school and I went camping at Watkins Glen State Park, out near the Finger Lakes! We had heard good things about it and decided stay a few nights.

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We arrived later in the day and set up our tent. There was rain the forecast, so we wanted to get it up while it was still dry! That night we made dinner at our site, veggie burgers, salad and of course, wine!

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The next day we decided to hike the Gorge Trail at the nearby State Park–we could walk there from our campsite.

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Watkins Glen State Park boasts gorgeous views of 19 different waterfalls, 832 steps and 500′ of elevation over bridges, tunnels and even behind some waterfalls. It was such a neat place!

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After our hike of about 7 miles total, we went back to camp and decided to upgrade our tent site to a cabin for $35 extra due to impending storms. It was worth it because our stuff stayed dry! That afternoon we drove into town for lunch at the Wildflower Cafe, part of Rooster Fish Brewing Company–This is the Cocoa Porter.

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Following lunch we walked around Watkins Glen and stopped by Seneca Lake.

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But a stop in the Finger Lakes is not complete with a trip to some wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. We stopped at Castel Grisch and Lakewood Vineyards, two wineries that were close to the campground.

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That evening we had a glamping experience complete with wine and local cheese!

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I would highly recommend camping at Watkins Glen! It was a gorgeous area and the campground was enjoyable!

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