Sitting on the tip of Seneca Lake, the largest one in all glacial Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen State Park is most famous for its 19 waterfalls along the gorge. Walking along the trail reminds me of quite some similar scenery in China, such as the Golden Whip Brook (金鞭溪) in Zhangjiajie(張家界), Hunan. But the most impressive part of hiking on the Gorge Trail is to see the shape of rock along the way. While being cut through by the creek, the canyon wall just seems to be an accumulation of multiple sheets of rocks: It shows us the trace of time, quietly.
Being so close to Lake Ontario, we have the natural advantage of enjoying the best view of it. We wait until sunset during our second visit there, and it was really fabulous! There is a small party going on on that day: some people dressed up and danced in the country music, some others were just quietly sitting on the bay or fishing on the bridge, waiting for the moment to come. And while the sun slowly went down, magic happened in the sky. Pieces of cloud just turned into a variety of different colors: red, gold,purple…No wonder there is a saying that sky in the sunset is just like an overturned color palette of a painter.