On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Today, pictures from valued commenter Kenneth Kohl.

My wife and I spent the weekend in Watkins Glen, NY to relax and celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Part of that celebration was “walking the Glen”. We made it a two hour safari and it was spectacular. Nature is astounding.

Taken on 2019-05-18 00:00:00

Watkins Glen, NY

Looking east, the moon rise over Seneca Lake

Taken on 2019-05-18 00:00:00

Watkins Glen, NY

Seneca Creek cascading down the Glen

Taken on 2019-05-18 00:00:00

Watkins Glen, NY

Stone bridge, water falls, amazing

Taken on 2019-05-18 00:00:00

Watkins Glen, NY

Absolutely one of our favorite pictures of the trip

Taken on 2019-05-17 00:00:00

Watkins Glen, NY

Wine wasn’t bad, either.


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12 replies
  1. 1
    Baud says:

    Very relaxing.

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    @Baud: I find relaxing uncomfortable.

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    Baud says:


    Relaxing stresses you out?

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    Mary G says:

    Love moonlight on water and waterfalls.

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    p.a. says:

    Test test. Le *sigh* Seems I’m on some sort of alternate-day commentability rationing.

    Nice spot, all I thought about it was there’s some sort of auto race there, isn’t there?

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    Eric NNY says:


    Big NASCAR race there every year. Seneca Lake is beautiful and there are dozens of wineries around the lake, so many that you can’t go more than a couple of miles without passing one. Very fun to do wine tours but moderation is key.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Wow. I want to be reality-photoshopped into your first picture so I can be there.

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    ribber says:

    I grew up in that region. Want more? Couple miles to the south is Montour falls, right at the roadside. Go to Ithaca and there are 7 different gorges you can hike. 3 in state parks (Buttermilk, Tremain, Taughhanock) and the others just right in town. Another set on at Fillmore Glen state park at the foot of Owasco lake, east of Cayuga.

  10. 10

    I love Watkins glen have visited on my trips to upstate NY. I should send Alain pictures of my travels too!

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    Sab says:

    @schrodingers_cat: Yes you should.

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    debbie says:

    Beautiful, but that stone bridge makes me a bit nervous.

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