As we safely reopen Watkins Glen and all of the Finger Lakes, we look forward to safely welcoming you to our communities. Please remember to call ahead: our restaurants, wineries/breweries/distilleries, and attractions have developed location-specific procedures and protocols to ensure that our community, visitors, and employees remain safe and healthy.

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Stephanie Specchio

A couple's weekend in Watkins

If a "weekend away" is music to your ears, consider making a visit to Watkins Glen. There are lots of ways to spend a weekend with us, but to get your started, consider these ideas! Friday Arrive in mid-afternoon. Make your first stop at the Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor and ask for a slice of…

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7 reasons to attend the Business Expo

Choosing the best option to ramp up your business and boost your bottom line can be a daunting process. Attending the Chamber's annual Business Expo, on October 6, is one of those ways. Consider these reasons to attend ... and then register! Meet prospective customers. Carefully plan what's on…

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Fall in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region made the top 10 – from regions across the nation – for the best Fall Foliage in a USA Today 10Best competition that just ended today! It’s time to make plans to visit the Finger Lakes. The air is crisp. The sky is blue with big puffy white clouds. And the leaves are starting…

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Vote for the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes is known for its natural beauty during every season, but especially during the Fall, when our rolling hills blaze with color. We are in contention for earning the distinction of Best Destination for Fall Foliage in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards for 2021. Voting is open…

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FLX Clean-Up

Fall seems like a long time away, which makes now a great time to plan for a "many hands make light work" event. No rush. No stress. Lots of time to think and discuss. FLX Clean-Up is scheduled for September 18. Conceived and organized by Bob Kurz (Watkins Glen Wine and Spirits), we want to help…

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Good luck: Hometown girl heads to Tokyo

Ready to cheer on our very own Olympic athlete? Olivia Coffey is a member of #TeamUSA. Livy is super excited to be representing her hometown (Watkins), the Southern Tier, & the US in Tokyo. Show your support ... print the flyer & let's poster the Finger Lakes! Read more about Livy…

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3 things to do in July

There are lots of reasons to come to Watkins Glen and Montour Falls this summer, not the least of which is the State's #1 ranked park -- according to Conde Nast Traveler: the Watkins Glen State Park. Make sure these opps are on your list too! Havana Glen Park - $2 per car Havana Glen Park is a…

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Art at War

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum opens a new exhibit entitled Art at War, featuring 19 original air squadron insignias or “nose art” from the museum collections this month (June). This art was never meant to survive long-term as squadron insignia was often roughly-painted art on the fuselage canvas…

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Watkins Glen State Park plans for the summer

Update: As of June 14, the Watkins Glen State Park is fully open -- all trails, both directions. The shuttle runs on weekends from 9 to 5:30, but watch for that to transition to a daily schedule with the July 4 weekend! We are excited to welcome you to the Watkins Glen State Park, recently ranked…

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It's time to lace up your hiking shoes

Ready for some fresh air? Spring hiking in Schuyler County is invigorating and stimulating, with more than 500 trails and roadside waterfalls calling your name! We’ve picked a sampling of trails for you to consider and hope you enjoy each trail’s distinct personality. Watkins Glen State Park South…

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