Date of Stay: Sunday June 22 – Sunday July 6, 2014 (2 weeks)
Rate: $16/night during first week (Access Pass Discount… W/E)
$17/night during second week(Access Pass Discount…W/E/S)
Website: Tompkins CG
1680 Bliss Road (use coordinates 41*58’51” N, 77*11’22” W)
Lawrenceville, PA 16949
Description: Just off US 15 at the New York border. All roads and parking pads are paved. The sites are closer together than most other COE parks where we’ve stayed. We stayed in the Bench Loop which is very busy since it is waterfront. Our first week, we were on site 54 (W/E 50A) and waterfront. Our second week, we stayed on site 44 (FHU 50A) right across from the seldom used playground. Quite wooded here but we managed to get satellite TV. No Verizon phone service and very slow internet with a booster.
Activities: This area is pretty with rolling hills all around so we enjoyed a couple of scenic drives. About an hour away is the Pine Creek Rail Trail in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We met Dan and Tricia there for a nice 18.5 mile bike ride in the Gorge beside Pine Creek. We started at Darling Run, had lunch in the nice picnic area at Tiadaghton, pedaled about a mile or so further then turned around to go back up hill to the parking lot. On our way back to the lot, we saw a black bear and also stopped for a walk at Turkey Path to see the Falls. Back at the campground, I took advantage of the shade by washing and waxing Tawanda using The Solution and Technician’s Choice Micro Glaze Swirl Remover. We’re only a few miles from Corning, NY so we spent a day there at the Corning Museum of Glass. There were many displays of glass art and history dating back 3500 years. We preferred the more modern times and art, but our favorite was the glassblowing demonstration.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpsters and Recycle near the dump station. They accept aluminum cans, glass, plastic bottles and metal cans.
Driving beside the Susquehanna River on US 15 to arrive at Cowanesque Lake
Site 54 Patio of site 54
Morning smoothness on Cowanesque Lake from site 54
Site 44 Patio of site 44
Riding the Pine Creek Rail Trail
From Darling Run to pumping water at Tiadaghton
Nice picnic area beside Pine Creek at Tiadaghton
Turkey Path to the Falls
Gin, Syl, Tricia and Dan at Turkey Path Gin and Syl at Turkey Path Falls
Two hearts and other artwork at Corning MoG
Artwork at Corning MoG
Chess set and vases at MoG
Glassblowing at Corning MoG