Please join us for the holidays! We are thrilled with the announcement that the US-Canada border has reopened to vaccinated travelers, and we have great plans for the holiday season. Check out the 2021 Holiday Happenings & Winter Traditions schedule.
Watkins Glen and Schuyler County never close, particularly our natural wonders. Our waterfalls presented exceptionally well this year, thanks to our wet weather. We are excited to see the frozen art forms that nature will sculpt as the temperatures drop. If you enjoy hiking, consider the North and South Rim trails in the Watkins Glen State Park or the many trails in the Finger Lakes National Forest. Travel along the Seneca Lake Scenic Byway for a taste of the Finger Lakes. You’ll find recognized wineries, distilleries, craft breweries, and cideries all eager to welcome you back.
Museum enthusiasts will find great options in our region. The always thrilling Corning Museum of Glass, with its world-class collection and ever-changing displays, is still delighting visitors. The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum houses a priceless collection that depicts early aviation and regional history, with an open invitation to visit the Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman, and watch them work on historic aircraft. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum showcases more than 200 boats built throughout the Finger Lakes Region during the last century, including canoes, rowboats, row outboards, outboard runabouts, inboards, hydroplanes, and sailboats. History buffs will have fun getting lost at the Brick Tavern Museum and the Lee School Museum. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and highlight life “as it was” in our county.
And, of course, our craft beverages are even better than you remember. You’ll find new wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries to explore as well as new options from which to choose at your old stand-bys.
We know it’s been a hot minute since you’ve planned a trip to Watkins Glen and the Finger Lakes. If we can help you with your plans, please let us know!