48 Hours in Schuyler County

Yowza, 48 hours – that’s not much time. But, you can still pack a heck of a lot of fun into 2 days! Here are just a few of our suggestions for what to see and do in 48 hours in Schuyler County. (If you've got 4 days, check out these options!)


Start your trip by exploring the outdoors

Watkins Glen State Park – this iconic park is a requirement of any visit to the Finger Lakes. For generations it has offered a breathtaking walking experience of cliffs and waterfalls winding through a deep chasm. Within 2 miles, the stream descends 400 feet, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. Voted one of the best state parks in the country in a USA Today Reader’s Choice Poll, this park has to be on your list of places to visit! Plan for a couple of hours. If you really want to speed your trip along, take the shuttle from the Main Entrance to the top of the park, then walk down the gorge. For more information on the state park, click here.

pond in Finger Lakes National Forest

Reward yourself with internationally-renowned
local wine, beer, and spirits

After a hike, you deserve a little relaxation! Sip some wine, beer, or craft spirits! Seneca Lake is home to over 60 wineries, breweries, and distilleries including the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the region’s first standalone distillery, Finger Lakes Distilling. Browse all of the options on our website. The views are the cherry on top of this delicious experience.

Beer - crafted with care locally

Pick up a souvenir or gift at one of our great local shops

From antiques to apparel to art – and everything in between – you never know what you might uncover at the shops, boutiques, and antique stores in Schuyler County. Browse the options on our website


Sate your appetite at any of our dozens of restaurants

Incredible meals are offered at our fabulous local restaurants. From a vintage diner breakfast to a quaint café lunch to a full-service elegant dinner to finger-lickin’ real deal barbeque - we know you’ll find your new favorite restaurant right here in Schuyler County

Scallops and Asparagus

Take advantage of our roadside waterfalls

Be sure to make the most of your time and trip – photo ops abound thanks to a few easy to find roadside waterfalls! One that you don’t want to miss – Shequaga Falls -- also known as Hallmark Falls as it's featured in the opening credits of a Hallmark Murder Mystery series!



Galleries & Artists

With all the wonderful palate-pleasing experiences to be enjoyed in Schuyler County and the Finger Lakes Region, visitors sometimes seek out...