Watkins Glen brings back fond memories from long ago ... Formula 1 Grand Prix races and tent camping in the fall no matter what the weather. One year we attended the US and Canadian Grand Prixs on consequtive weekends with garden and winery tours in the finger lakes region between the races. They still allow boondock camping at the Glen during races, if anyone is interested, although Formula 1 has moved on.
We've stayed overnight while traveling at Cayuga Lake State park at the north end of the fingerlakes. It gets crowded on weekends and during holidays, but otherwise is fine. The Glen website lists several campgrounds in the area, http://www.theglen.com/fan_info/accommodations/
Coles Creek sounds interesting, we'll have to check it out. Wouldn't mind doing a lot of exploring on down the St. Lawrence either. We'll have to figure out how to carry our 16' kayaks on the Titan.
Hope to see you next summer!