Watkins Glen

Our drive to Watkins Glen took us south through eastern Adirondack Park and west through rolling hills in southern NY. The KOA campground outside Watkins Glen is very nice and got big bonus points with a hot tub! The next afternoon for our visit was fair with a few showers after a rainy morning.

Watkins Glen State Park

The state park encompasses the gorge carved over millennia by a river. We could not walk the path at the bottom of the gorge (no dogs allowed) so we took the high road, as it were, on the upper rim of the canyon. While we didn’t get great views it was a fantastic walk and did give us some opportunities to see the gorge at the halfway point. The views, especially toward the town, were stunning.

Watkins Glen Raceway

Many, many years ago when I was in my early 30s I became a BMW enthusiast – still am to this day. The BMW Car Club had a magazine called The Roundel which I read religiously. It regularly talked about the racing at Watkins Glen.

The facility is quite expansive and set on a beautiful hillside. All around it are places to camp. I was able to get in and watch some Porches and one BMW racing on the track. Very cool.

Author: Ed Tubridy

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