Watkins Glen State Park Off The Beaten Path

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    Beaver Ponds

    by chodearm Updated Sep 10, 2004

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    What I am about to spit may or may not be true...this is just what I have collected over time from varied sources.

    A beaver lives in a house made of mud pounded with their tails, and trees downed by their teeth. The dome shaped residences sit a bit off shore and access can only be gained from a entrance that is beneath water. A beaver believes in manifest destiny and will try gaining more living space by damming up streams that over the years will make a pond. They take part in this activity because they fall prey to predators alot easier on land. Their selfishness trys to aquire more land by submerging it. It soon kills off foliage and makes for a new beautiful place to live.

    The Beaver pond pictured is along the High Tor loop. About 5.5 miles into the trek you will be confronted with the manifest destiny of Toofs the Beaver.

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    High Tor Trail

    by chodearm Updated Sep 9, 2004

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    The word "TOR" refers to a craggy hill or peak. The High Tor Wildlife Management Area consists of 6,100 acres, with truck trails weaving throughout making it easily explorable. The hike sits at the south end of Canindaugua Lake. Naples Creek spills all the montains liquids. If you follow the blue blaze trail you will find natural waterslides and a swimming hole to submerge that crooked body in.
    The hike, red blazed, is a loop trail that amounts to 7.5 miles. I suggest getting a trail guide for the Finger Lakes area, I'm sure getting lost is not a hard task. If lost loose your language, loose your shoes, grow hair on your back, and grow a slight overbite.

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    One room schoolhouse in Naples

    by chodearm Updated Sep 9, 2004

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    On the approach to the High Tor Trail head you will drive down Old Schoolhouse road that will run directly in front of this one room schoolhouse. Just get out and steal its soul.

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    Natural Waterslides

    by chodearm Updated Sep 9, 2004

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    A 4-5 mile walk, plus a trek down a streambed will bring you to this fun natural mountain feature. Follow the blue markers trail while at the intersection with the red Hih Tor trail.

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