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Old 08-12-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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The family and I will be heading to this campground and was wondering if anyone had any info on the campground itself or things not to miss in the area. We'll be there over Labor Day weekend. Any info would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.
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The family and I will be heading to this campground and was wondering if anyone had any info on the campground itself or things not to miss in the area. We'll be there over Labor Day weekend. Any info would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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Chris - Hello Neighbor!! Although we are unfamiliar with that campground - We really enjoyed the area. Enjoyed Watkins Glen State Park with it's waterfalls and gorge. We visited many wineries around the lakes. The area is really beautiful. We were surprised that Watkins Glen racetrack was at the top of such a large mountain.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll still keep checking back before we leave for more updates. Thanks again!
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I've stayed at that KOA twice. It is a nice CG. If at all possible, see if you can get the newer spots at the end of the CG. The older sections can be a little tight. The newer spots (at least they were new 2 years ago) are more spacious.
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This is a very nice campground. The indoor pool is fantastic. The people are very nice and appriciate your business. Go there...you'll like it.
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We go to the Glen every year fo the NASCAR race as well as other times. There is a restuarant in town called Savards with great breakfasts--blueberry pancakes, yum! We also like to go to a flea market type place called the Windmill in Penn Yan. It is open only on Saturdays. There are local foods, a great basket booth, nice amish furniture on display, all sorts of things. I guess similar to alot of others, but we love it. Try the salt potatoes, small new potatoes steamy hot with salt and butter.

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Watkins Glen State Park also has a campground, one of the most reserved on Reserve America. We camp at the track for the race and other times with stay/camp friends who live in Burdett, along the east side of Seneca Lake. A ride up Rt 414 has beatiful views of the lake and vineyards. Lots of wineries and a few micro-breweries. There is a campground in town right at the base of Seneca Lake run by the town of Watkins Glen, right near Walmart. The latter has only there for a few years but very convienient as they sell food also, unlike the ones nearby us in Jersey. Prices at Walmart for food stuff are much better than the supermarket in town. If going out to dinner there is a place called Johnson's in Hector/Burdett/Rt414 which is a real hole in the wall only locals frequent that has wonderful prime rib. About 10 min from town, turn on 4th st east toward Walmart and drive up the east side of the lake to Rt414. Seneca Lodge is famous but dinner a bit pricey, if you can, check out the bar though, it is interesting.
Also, try to get a local map from AAA of the Finger Lakes before going. As you approach Watkins Glen on Rt14 there is a turnoff for Johnson Hollow Road on the left which will bring you up near the KOA on Rt 414 without going into town, up a HUGE hill and basicly back tracking to KOA. I think it's right by an American Legion or VFW Post, a left turn from Rt14.
The ride up is better on Rt 17 thru NY than on Rt 81 thru PA which is a lot of long upgrade hills. You can get to Rt 17 from Rt 287 to NY Thruway for one exit to Harriman from NJ. Have fun and hope you like it as much as we do!
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:55 PM   #9
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Thanks to everyone for the great info on the area! We just got back and had an excellent time. We hit the glass museum, Watkins Glen state park and hiked the gorge, took a boat tour of the lake, hit both restaurants by the lake, drove the racetrack, and couldn't miss the biggest attraction.... Wal-Mart!! haha Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the pointers from all of you! I hope I can return the favor sometime.
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