Chasing waterfalls at Watkins

Listening now…

[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.

 

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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?)

 

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The heart shaped pool ❤

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My favorite part of the hike were the Rainbow Falls where you can walk right beneath the trickling water…

 

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When the lighting is just right…

 

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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.

 

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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

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I got their special mozzarella sandwich and sweet potato fries and we got a crab dip for an app, so good and worth every calorie.

 

26 isn’t so bad, right?! 

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Later that night we had a bit of a photo shoot testing out different modes on my camera…

 

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I wore my new Lularoe leggings that have fish on them! ❤

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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…)

 

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We stopped at the Ithaca waterfalls on the way home too…

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Keep exploring…. : )

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9 thoughts on “Chasing waterfalls at Watkins

  1. Awwww, your pictures are all GORGEOUS!!! And yes! GO CHASE WATERFALLS 🙂 Uhm, this song is hella catchy–thanks for sharing!

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to Watkins Glen though I remember Phish playing there a few years ago and I HAND TO GOD can’t remember if I went. Ugh. Getting older sucks. I’m going to say that I probably DIDN’T go to that show, because there’s no way I’d skip the chance to see these majestic falls. Also that french toast sounds amazing!

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