WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016:

Today I drove 143 miles from Salamanca, New York to Watkins Glen, New York.


The highlight of the day was my stop in Letchworth State Park.
The image below was taken at Inspiration Point in the park.

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Inspiration Point at New York's Letchworth State Park

A very scenic area of the park is around the Glen Iris Inn.
Glen Iris Inn at New York's Letchworth State Park

There are several waterfalls in the park, the largest and most accessible is Middle Falls.
Middle Falls at New York's Letchworth State Park

The park is often referred to as "The Grand Canyon of the East."
Below you can see the Gorge Trail along the Genesee River.
Gorge Trail along the Genesee River in New York's Letchworth State Park

The park is roughly 17 miles long, following the course of the Genesee River
as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls.
Middle Falls in New York's Letchworth State Park

Watch the video below to see all of my activities at Letchworth State Park.

15 minute video of my visit to Letchworth State Park.

It was on to Watkins Glen, New York after leaving Letchworth.
Watch the dash cam video below for more details about today's road journey.

9 minute Road Report about today's journey.

I checked into the Harbor Hotel in downtown Watkins Glen.
The Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, New York

I got a nice view of Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, from my balcony.
Middle Falls in New York's Letchworth State Park

I took a walk along the pier as the sun was setting.
Middle Falls in New York's Letchworth State Park

Watch the video below to see more of Watkins Glen and the Harbor Hotel.

10 minute video of my visit to Watkins Glen, New York.



MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Hello again everyone,

I got a somewhat late start this morning. It was quite foggy when I woke up so I didn't check out of the hotel until it had lifted. After the fog lifted it was a nice day, but very hot. It was in the low 90s today. The weatherman said that 75 was the normal high for this time of year.

It was about a 70 mile drive to the main attraction of the day, Letchworth State Park. The park is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The picture below is Middle Falls.



Letchworth State Park has been voted the finest State Park in the country.



There are two other waterfalls in the park, Lower Falls and Upper Falls. Both required hikes that I was not able to do. But the Middle Falls is by far the largest and most impressive of the three.



The picture below was taken from Inspiration Point. You get a nice look at the gorge that runs through the park.



From the park it was about an 80 mile drive to where I am spending the night, Watkins Glen. The Indy Car Grand Prix was held here over Labor Day weekend. The U.S. Vintage Grand Prix will be here this coming weekend. I am staying at the Harbor Hotel in downtown Watkins Glen. I have a nice view of Seneca Lake (one of the Finger Lakes) from my room.



After I got settled in my hotel I went out to see a couple of nearby waterfalls. When I got to both of them they were bone dry. This evening when the sun started to set I took a walk along the harbor.



The picture below was taken from the end of the pier looking back at my hotel.



That's it for today. I'll write more tomorrow.

Tim




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