Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Watkin's Glen

School is back in session.  Today was my first day but I thought I'd show a little bit of my last days of summer.  My parents decided to stick around for a few days after they dropped me off at school last week. Up until this summer I haven't totally explored the region around my school (which is actually kind of sad when you think about it).  We decided to head down to Watkin's Glen at the southern tip of Seneca lake.  I think the pictures say it better than I will but it was a beautiful walk.

I thought this spot was especially gorgeous (even though we did get a little wet going under that waterfall).  The water created this curtain over the path.

The rocky walls were covered in pretty little flowers and a ton of moss and lichen. The place reminded me of walking through the rainforests in Australia and New Zealand.  It was the first time I've seen greenery like that in a while.

At one point we came out into this cemetery. I know some people are creeped out by cemeteries but as long as it's daytime I find them pretty peaceful places.  This one was especially lovely, as it was near the gorge and the forest surrounding it was super lush.

While there I took this photo of these doors.  My mom is an artist and recently her pinterest page has been covered in cool doors.  I think these once lead to an old mausoleum.  Even though they are a bit rusted I think they're such unique doors.

After walking through the gorge we sat down for some yummy sandwiches at the Glen Mountain Market.  The place is pretty small but the sandwiches were the perfect meal after a hike.  They also had a ton of baked sweets.

I would encourage anyone heading through the finger lakes region to check out Watkin's Glen. Although I would hike the gorge before you go on your wine tour to avoid any spills (eek!).  The rocks tended to be slippery.  If your not going to be in the Finger Lakes region, I would still encourage you to get out while the weather still beautiful.  Ever since returning from abroad I've been trying to take advantage of the area around me.  As a college student it's sometimes hard to get out and see the area around campus but I urge you to try.  I wish I had taken more advantage of the Finger Lakes region now that I'm a senior.

So get out and enjoy the world these next few weeks.  Be a tourist in your home town.  You won't regret it!

ox Caitlin


  1. Wow, Watkin's Glen looks beautiful. I love that waterfall! :)

  2. Oh my goodness these pictures are beautiful! I need to check this out!