Watkins Glen


• Canandaigua, NY

The eponymous gorge of Watkins Glen State Park, New York. The cliffs flanking both banks of Glen Creek and forming the gorge (or glen) are composed of crossbedding, a geological structure formed from diagonally-deposited layers of sediment.1

Today was too hot and too humid, but nevertheless an excellent day for adventure. We visited Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Vineyards and wineries populate the shore of the nearby Seneca Lake; in fact, the lake has its own American Viticultural Area, part of the larger AVA for the entire region. All of this comes conveniently after making stuffed grapeleaves two days ago.

I’m getting distracted with research and I really ought to go to bed, so I’ll wrap this up. After our excursion, the sun gave out to thunderstorms, but we still managed a bit of swimming.

The end, for today.

  1. Source: Paleontological Research Institution ↩︎