Last weekend, we drove the five+ hours to Watkins Glen in New York State's Finger Lakes region. It's been a tourist attraction since the 19th century (and before). As one hikes up (or down) one passes through multiple dramatic waterfalls, cascades and pools cut into a dramatic shale and sandstone canyon.
It's like visiting a budget version of Rivendell (minus the elves and Liv Tyler 😞)
We also drove a few miles to the bumptious Corning Museum of Glass. I had to check it out because they claim to be the "Crystal City". Well, we all know that to be false don't we?! The real Crystal Cities are right here.