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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Cheese & Creameries

Here in Watkins Glen and Schuyler County, we are lucky to be surrounded by rich, fertile farmland. Our local farmers open their doors and welcome you to experience the beauty and bounty of the Finger Lakes! Pluck an apple from a tree at an orchard here, visit with farm animals here, feed baby goats here, pick the perfect pumpkin from a local patch, tour a working dairy farm here then sample their farm-fresh cheeses. You will love experiencing the tradition of our family farms and the passion of our communities.


While the area is known for the wine trail and the addition of many craft breweries as of late, the region's cheese, which has been produced in the background for decades, is a star on its own. Featuring the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance, a collection of family-run dairy farms, and many standalone, independent farms,  you'll find rolling hills filled with happy dairy cows and iconic red barns where generations of families have taken on the craft of producing cheese. 


Beyond the many attractions and experiences here in Watkins Glen and Schuyler County, you’ll also find plenty of unique events to enjoy year-round.

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