Waterfall Wednesday: Cavern Cascade, Watkins Glen

Ellen Matis

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Cavern Cascade in Watkins Glen State Park, N.Y.

State: 
New York

#LivePlayDo submission by Byron Estrada on Instagram, featuring Cavern Cascade, Watkins Glen.
#LivePlayDo submission by Byron Estrada on Instagram, featuring Cavern Cascade, Watkins Glen.

Location: Watkins Glen State Park

Height: 60 feet

The main waterfall in this New York state park is Cavern Cascade.

The park includes a campground, a large picnic area, swimming pool, etc. but the main attraction are the trails through the Glen, particularly the gorge trail, according to the park website. The Glen is small. It is only 2 miles long, 300 feet deep, and in places only a dozen or so feet wide, so you can easily see everything in half a day. The place does get crowded, but it is nice and deserted in the early morning.

How to get there:

Watkins Glen State Park is in western New York, in the village of Watkins Glen, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Watkins Glen contains several small waterfalls, and is great for those who like the sight and sound of rock and water.

More information: Watkins Glen State Park

More from Waterfall Wednesday:

Crabtree Falls, Montebello, Va.

Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle, Pa.

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