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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Fishing & Guides

If you'd like to fish but lack a license, be sure to visit Finger Lakes Preserve, a secluded and private rainbow trout fishing preserve that is fully accessible for fishermen and women of all ages and experience levels. We also have a number of expert charter fishing operations and guide services, all of whom can help get you out on the water and casting a line in no time! There is great fishing on all of the lakes and Catharine Creek boasts one of the best salmon runs in the area each spring. The State of New York fishing regulations is here. And a convenient list of where and how to purchase a fishing license is here.

Boat Launches

If you like water, you will love what Schuyler County has to offer! Looking for a place to put your boat in the water? There are several options in the area.

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