[Frankie showed me this song on our drive and it’s been on repeat ever since…]
For my birthday, my love surprised me with a camping trip to Watkins Glen State Park .
We went chasing waterfalls! Cue TLC song….
Taken from the website,
“Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. “
We camped right at Watkins Glen State Park Campground which was amazing because our camp site was walking distance to the trails to the waterfalls! And we got a great site that was nice and private.
Upon entering the park, you feel like you are in a scene from Indiana Jones. The lush greenery and the jungle like atmosphere make you want to swing across within the trees. (Tarzan?)
My favorite part of the hike were the Rainbow Falls where you can walk right beneath the trickling water…
When the lighting is just right…
That night we ventured into Watkins Glen town and stopped at Rooster Fish Brewing
I really loved the atmosphere, especially that they had games available to play! The beers were delicious and we took a growler back to the campground.
We found out that Rooster Fish also has a restaurant that sells their beers too, and it happened to be the restaurant I was thinking of for dinner anyway so it was an easy choice!
We had dinner at Wildflower Cafe and Crooked Rooster Brewpub
Later that night we had a bit of a photo shoot testing out different modes on my camera…
On my birthday day we had to head home but decided to stop in Ithaca on the way home and stopped for a bite to eat at the Carriage House Cafe .
What drew me to this place was the Brie- stuffed french toast I saw on the menu and their local farm and non GMO style. #Eatlocal. The french toast was out of this world good and I also got a blueberry sorbet mimosa that was like desert for breakfast! (That’s what you do on your birthday…)