Every June/July we fly from Alberta to LaGuardia and spend 3-5 days in Manhattan shopping and eating and exploring. Someone put Watkins Glen on my radar and, as a scenic photographer, I think it appropos to visit this place. We don't drive, we are limited to public transport. Can this place be visited from Manhattan by public modes of transport or should I fly into some other (large) hub and Greyhound it to there? I see there are a few hotels/B&B's in the area of the park so that's no problem. Also, how hard are the trails? I have a 77 year old mother in tow and she might like to prefer to rest along the trail (if it's possible) while I do my thing with the camera but she's ok with stairs, etc (just not 'climbing' per se).