"Fairy Land, Watkins Glen State Park" Watkins Glen State Park by chodearm

Watkins Glen State Park Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 90 photos

2 Days in the Finger Lakes area

I always used to take state parks for granted, not dividing much attention for them. I gave them a second grade rating to their much larger counter parts, The National Park. Americas great landscapes most the time are succumbed and eaten up by the National Park system for all the right reasons. So I would figure if you are going to the woods head for the largest, most impressive place. This weekend put a large fissure in that kind of thinking. The state parks hold their own and the crowds are half of those at a federally designated park.

With that thought dropped on the table I give you Watkins Glen State Park. My brother, Yuki and I hiked to the top of the gorge trail, mouth agape. Around every corner, another impressive moist landscape, dripping with water and coated in mist. Moss and foliage clenching onto every wall and raggedly cliff, nearly letting the grip loose to slide down natural waterslides whirling through white waters.

Quite alot of chatter from Yukis mouth spelled out her plan to leave the work world behind and be reincarnated as a fairy. She will maintain Watkins Glen and in return call it home. In the right creative mind the imagery seemed real. Wings sprouted from Yukis back, she shrunk to 3/4 scale and lifted up off the ground flying and weaving, dodging waterfalls and craggy cliffs. As she cut through the thick mist, clouds billowed behind her forming a wake of sorts. She swooped down to lift a coke can to its proper receptacle, left behind by an unforgiven hand. Do fairys marry? And where do they buy panties?

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  • Last visit to Watkins Glen State Park: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 23, 2004
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  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2006 at 3:38 PM

    Watkins Glen looks like a beautiful state park! Nice tips and photos, I'd like to see that beaver pond someday...

  • polardabar's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2005 at 1:22 PM

    hey, you've got yerself sum very kool photos here! :) i see sara managed to rumble with your life plans also... thumb business, hehe. can't wait to get my b*tt over to nyc someday - yummy... :) cheers, man! winear*

  • cybercutie's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 11:30 AM

    I think Robert Frost asked those same two questions..."do fairies marry? And where do they buy panties???" If he didn´t, you should patent that...ingenious...:)

  • chrissyalex's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 2:32 PM

    This is a great page on one of my favorite state parks! Excellent pics, info & writing! Thanks.

  • Sep 11, 2004 at 6:18 AM

    Life presents no other perplexing question as where do fairys buy panties.

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2004 at 7:44 AM

    Great new stuff. One day I'll get there..... the beer looks good.

  • worldtrekker's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2004 at 5:32 AM

    This place looks awesome!! Great writeup! I didn't realize that fairys wore panties...

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2004 at 12:13 AM

    Excellent stories, photos and insights!


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