We spent six days having a blast at Niagara Falls, NY and Watkins Glen, NY and surrounding areas, including Watkins Glen State Park, Robert E. Treman State Park, and Taughannock Falls State Park. We hope you enjoy our Finger Lakes Region Series:
This is the fourth article in a series about The Roadster’s travels to New York’s Finger Lakes Region.
After visiting Niagara Falls, NY, we enjoyed all that Watkins Glen has to offer, including a stay at Watkins Glen State Park, an incredible visit to The Gorge, and a lovely afternoon at Seneca Lake’s waterfront. The fourth day of our Finger Lakes Journey found us departing from Chateau LaFayette Reneau Winery, our gorgeous Harvest Host destination, and headed over rolling country roads toward Cayuga Lake, the longest of the eleven Finger Lakes in New York.
This is the third article in a series about The Roadster’s travels to New York’s Finger Lakes Region.
After an incredible visit to The Gorge and enjoying all that Watkins Glen State Park has to offer, the third day our Finger Lakes journey was spent enjoying Seneca Lake and the town of Watkins Glen. Our evening ended with being wowed by the lakefront views at a winery in Hector, NY.
A Small Village With Big Attractions
The Village of Watkins Glen has a population of about 1,860 people. As small as this town is, it’s quite famous for several things. In addition to The Gorge, the town also has a NASCAR racetrack, called Watkins Glen International. The town is steeped in racing history, including the famous street race, Watkins Glen Grand Prix, which takes place on the hilly roads of the State Park and in the town of Watkins Glen.
This is the second article in a series about The Roadster’s travels to New York’s Finger Lakes Region.
After two days in Niagara Falls, NY, we braved the potholes and traffic on I-90 E and then took 14 South to Watkins Glen, NY (which took about 3.5 hours in Bessie the RV). Once you get off I-90, it’s a gorgeous drive that took us through the historic town of Geneva, NY, and past wineries and farms along Seneca Lake.
At the end of the camping season last year, my neighbors were a wonderful couple who showed me a very cool little tool, called a Pie Iron. You insert two slices of buttered bread and some toppings, press it together, put it over the fire and KAPOW!… you have a feast of campfire deliciousness. Being a totally inexperienced campfire cooker, I thought this was a revolutionary cooking concept! Wow!!!
My camping neighbor surprised me by tracking me down at work and bringing me my own Pie Iron. It was such a wonderful surprise. I was so delighted that I brought it to my workstation and showed all of my co-workers this innovate campfire cooking tool.
They responded probably the same way you are responding as you read this… that Pie Irons are basic campfire cooking stuff. Boy Scouts use them. They are in every camping isle of pretty much every store. Welll…. as I said, I’m pretty inexperienced.
So, as you can tell, cooking over the campfire is NOT my thing. More details: http://cuontheroad.net/what-not-to-do/
But I would like to get better. Any hints or suggestions to help me to improve my skills and results would be much appreciated!