The Wonderful Waterfall Tour is part of the menu of events taking place during Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen Weekend. This new driving tour can be taken at your own pace and will introduce you to a number of Finger Lakes Waterfalls – some of which most people never see! The Two- or Three-Wheel Wonderful Waterfall Tour will take motorcycles and three-wheelers on a similar tour; starting Point will be announced.
The auto tour begins at Watkins Glen State Park's South Entrance [GPS coordinates: Latitude 42.375896, Longitude -76.871078], across from Seneca Lodge on NYS Route 419 (road opposite Mr. Chicken off NYS Route 14, in the Village of Watkins Glen) – registration between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015. This is where you will meet your fellow travelers, hear a little introduction to the event, and receive your driving route and Park Access Pass. This pass is dated and is only usable on September 12.
The drive will take you to four – count 'em – four – N. Y. State Parks to view a great selection of waterfalls and natural water “features”. En route, you will stop at and/or view falls along the way. Driving time, with stops to check out easily accessed falls is about three (3) hours; if you choose to get out and walk in to some of the others, elapsed time is as long as you are enjoying yourselves. Of course, if you decide to skip a few, or cut your day short, you can always return - they aren't going anywhere!
While much of the tour takes place on relatively lightly travelled state and local (paved) roads, some of the hidden gems will take you into the City of Ithaca. Traffic there can be busy and confusing, but the directions will be as clear as possible, with as many tips as can be provided to help you navigate!
The route brings everyone back to another Watkins Glen State Park viewing location. There are many places to stop for lunch or a snack along the way; while the Festival organizers don't promote any in particular, some easily accessed possibilities will be noted and information provided at registration.
Pre-registration is necessary; please download and complete this registration form and send, with $25.00 per vehicle fee to: Watkins Glen Promotions, P. O. Box 332, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Please provide email contact, if available, in order to share updates with you as they develop. Deadline to sign-up: August 28, 2015.
Questions about the tour can be directed to
Terrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two- or Three-Wheel Wonderful Waterfall Tour participants please contact:
Karl Smolenski at email@example.com or 607-280-4759