Montour Falls, NY

A friend emailed me and asked what state Watkins Glen is in.  We are still in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I don’t ever want to leave and I am wondering how much property taxes are here. 🙂  I forgot to mention that the waterfalls from yesterday’s post are right in the heart of downtown Watkins Glen.  We just parked on a village street (instead of paying $8 for the waterfalls parking lot) and walked.  Even though it’s cold, this is the perfect time of year to be here because the waterfalls are still strong, there is no traffic, no tourists, yet the trees are leafed out and it’s Ireland green everywhere.  I just read that the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance says there are 1,063 waterfalls in the area, plus 135 museums, 400 registered historic sites, 20 boat tours, etc.  Many of the waterfalls are just 3 or 4 miles from each other and sometimes they are in such plain unexpected site that if you are looking out the left window, you miss it out of the right window.  So yesterday I found a neat website that gives GPS coordinates for thousands of waterfalls all over the US and some in Canada.  It is:  www.gowaterfalling.com 

Montour Falls is the next little village a couple of miles from Watkins Glen.  It’s wonderful how close together everything is.  Right smack dab downtown is She-Qua-Ga falls.IMG_2635  There are houses on either side of these falls and the backyards have this view every day of the year.  Many of the houses in the neighborhood are on the National Historic Register and so in addition to looking at the falls it was pleasant walking all around the town.

IMG_2632

IMG_2655

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2645

IMG_2648

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2642 IMG_2650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every little town has such interesting churches.  Many have very tall sharp spires.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s