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The finger lakes
Watkins Glen and Schuyler County are located on the southern shore of beautiful Seneca Lake in the heart of New York's incredible Finger Lakes Region. If you're planning a trip to the Finger Lakes and searching for lodging, dining, things to do, wineries, breweries and cideries, distilleries, and beyond - you've come to the right spot! Speaking of planning a trip, our 2019 Travel Guide is here, or request a paper copy in the mail here.
so much to do!
Wondering where to begin? Here are a few ideas! Watkins Glen State Park's Gorge Trail boasts 19 waterfalls along a 2 1/2 mile trail. The North Rim Trail (which is dog-friendly) at the State Park is open year-round and offers a neat perspective, skirting the top edge of the gorge. Watkins Glen International offers a full schedule of adrenaline-pumping racing action. If you want to get up close and personal with the race circuit, check out Drive the Glen, where you can drive your car on the famed road course! Get out on the water with a sail on a historic schooner, or a a sightseeing cruise, or even enjoy a meal aboaord a lunch or dinner cruise, and of all these nautical experiences and more are further described here.
Explore the great outdoors and beyond...
Get outside and explore by hiking, biking, horseback riding, and visiting the many waterfalls in the area, which always look remarkably beautiful during springtime. Before you start wondering what events are coming up, you should first mark your calendar for the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival in Watkins Glen on June 20, 2020, and Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen June 28, 2020. Check out our Friday on Franklin events in downtown Watkins Glen the first Friday of each month in-season, and our new Thursday Night on Main Street on Montour Falls ' historic "T" District the third Thursday of each in-season month in 2020. Visit our constantly updated events calendar here for more detailed on these events and many more.
In addition to all of the above, our area boasts many other acclaimed attractions including Seneca Lake and its many surrounding waterways, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Sugar Hill State Forest, Finger Lakes National Forest; Farm Sanctuary; International Motor Racing Research Center, museums, galleries, theaters, and so much more.
in close proximity to other great Finger Lakes destinations
We are also less than 30 minutes from other top destinations including Keuka Lake, Cayuga Lake, and towns such as Corning, Elmira, and Ithaca; and within less than an hour's drive of Geneva, Canandaigua, and Seneca Falls. We are your perfect home base while vacationing in the Finger Lakes Region! Watkins Glen and Schuyler County on beautiful Seneca Lake makes for a perfect trip for your family vacation, girl's getaway, couple's retreat, wedding, and more. A new adventure awaits at every turn, and some of your best days are yet to come…