The Glen in the Town of Union was formerly part of the IBM Country Club site. In the 1940’s Thomas and Jeanette Watson of IBM directed the construction of beautiful stone bridges and hiking trails surrounding the creeks and waterfalls as a special amenity on the club grounds. After the club closed down, the site was put into the care of Waterman Center who manages it today. As you explore the trails you can still see many of the remaining features like stone steps, fireplaces and picnic tables. A special spot in the site is a waterfall that can be viewed from a beautiful stone arch bridge. The site is also home to some of the oldest trees in Broome County adding to the uniqueness of the area. The IBM Glen truly makes you feel transported to another world, just a hop, skip and a jump from the more bustling areas of the County.
The IBM Glen is located in Endwell. You can find the parking area on Robinson Hill Rd which can be accessed via Country Club Road or Oakdale Road on either end.
CHALLENGE – 2 miles, round-trip
From the Robinson Hill Rd parking lot, drop down following your choice of trails to the stone bridge at the southern end of the property just off the Gray’s Creek Trail. This is where you can view the wonderful waterfall. Head back to the lot via any route of your choosing.