South of Seneca Lake in New York State’s Finger Lake region lies Watkins Glen State Park. The park is approximately 778 acres and has been noted in several publications as “One of the most beautiful places to visit” and a “must-see when visiting Upstate New York”.
Once I finally had the opportunity to visit Watkins Glen State Park, I could understand why so many were enamored by the area. Between stone bridges, unexpected waterfalls, and stunning natural wonders around every bend – visiting Watkins Glen almost feels as if you stepped into a fairy tale.
Watkins Glen State Park in Photos
Accompanied by “When Lost in the Forest” by David Wagner
The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost.
Wherever you are is called Here.
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger.
Must ask permission to know It and be known.
The forest breathes.
I have made this place around you.
And if you leave it, you may come back again saying…
No two trees are the same to raven.
No two branches are the same to wren.
If what a tree or branch does is lost on you,
Then you are surely lost.
The forest knows where you are.
You must let it find you.
Hey that’s close to me! And believe it or not, I’ve only been once. And it was the end of winter, so many of the trails were still closed and the water was really muddy. It did NOT look like this! I promised I’d go back this year in the summer.
Oh my gosh, the layers of those rock formations are incredible. No wonder you fell in love with this region!
I was here for TBEX as well! We spent a day in the park and it was significantly more rainy haha… your photos are certainly more captivating and do it much more justice!! Loved this little gem, and glad to have found it 🙂
Your photos are great! I really need to go here since it’s so close!
Gorgeous photos!! I’ve been meaning to get up there for a long time, I’ve heard autumn is beautiful there 🙂
Oh wow! I have actually never heard of this place before but your pictures are absolutely stunning. This makes me wanna book a trip haha!
This is so cool I had no idea this was in new york!
Wow this park is so beautiful, I’ve heard of the Finger LAKES, sure hope to make it to New York soon, thanks for sharing!
Watkins Glen State park is amazing! Definitely going on my next trip to the East coast. Thanks for the awesome post!
I’ve seen a few pictures of this place before, the rock formations look so cool! I love finding hidden gems near where I live, its so nice that almost anywhere you go you can find beautiful nature!!!
Your post greeted my eyes with greenery. Indeed the forest breathes and we must listen!