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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Hike. Taste. Relax.


Adventure and memories await you in Watkins Glen and Schuyler County. 

Lace up your hiking shoes for a trek in the Finger Lakes National Forest. With more than 30 miles of trails, wildlife to watch, and recreational opportunities from hiking and cross-country skiing (weather-dependent) to fishing and hunting, there's something for everyone in this natural treasure.

Chase roadside waterfalls tucked along countryside roads. Aunt Sarah's Falls, Che-qua-ga Falls, and Hector Falls are just some of the roadside options.

Sip world-class beverages in our tasting rooms ... many with stunning views of Seneca Lake, the deepest of the Finger Lakes. Within 20 minutes of Watkins, on the east and west side of Seneca Lake, you'll find a couple dozen wineries, breweriesand distilleries. Seneca Cheese Company has more than 30 bourbons -- the largest selection in the region and the only regional option for bourbon flights.

Meet the cheesemakers and sample Cheddar, BelPaese, Harvati, and Heritage (a Parmesan/ Swiss blend) at Sunset View Creamery, These cheeses are made with milk only from cows that graze peacefully on this fifth-generation farm.

Light up the night and let your imagination run wild at the Festival of Lights. Featuring larger-than-life lanterns, this show is a unique blend of modern and ancient themes, where western and eastern cultures unite to create a stunning show that promises to provide moments of surprise and awe. The lanterns are made from silk, porcelain, and steel, immersing festival-goers in a magical world of imagination and fantasy enhanced by thousands of LED lights that set the night aglow.