As the Official Tourism Promotion Agency for Watkins Glen and Schuyler County, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is your #1 stop! Call or email the Visitor's Center for information on what to do, see, taste & experience! If you don't find what you're looking for on our website, please give us a call or send an email and we'll do our best to help.
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Located in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region, Schuyler County is internationally known for being the home of American Road Racing. With rich history dating back to the 1940’s, the wonders of the past are united with the exciting activities of today at Watkins Glen International Racetrack. History, culture and art make up a great portion of our attractions here.
Watkins Glen is also the home to the World Famous Gorge at WatkinsGlenState Park, hosting a series of 19 waterfalls, hiking, camping and more. Here in Schuyler County we also have the Finger Lakes National Forest - the only National Forest in New York State.
Hospitality galore and so much more…When in the area you won’t want to miss out on the fabulous marriage of food and wine, often made with farm-fresh produce. The Seneca Lake Wine trail includes over 50 wineries to tour, taste and enjoy, as well as two microbreweries and a brand new distillery! With many dining options to choose from, there are also vast options for accommodations that include over three dozen B&B’s, lake-front high rise hotels, camping, cabins and more.
One county, four lakes. Seneca Lake, one of the largest of the Finger Lakes, is the perfect destination for boaters, swimmers and spectators alike! Schuyler County also is host to Cayuta, Waneta and Lamoka lakes!
If you’re a race enthusiast, or a fan of adrenaline rushes, then you’ve heard of Watkins Glen.
Whether here to check out a NASCAR race, or to feel the rich history from America’s first original road course, race fans are on the right track when they come to Watkins Glen.
Maybe you wish you could feel the wind in your hair the way those race car drivers do.
Not to worry! Take the time on your vacation to step aboard one of our Finger Lakes’ water attractions. Go sailing, try a guided kayak tour, take a dinner cruise, rent a watercraft- or bring your own vessel to set adrift!
Breathtaking beauty can’t be forgotten.
As you make your ascent through the Watkins Glen State Park and World-Famous Gorge, you can’t help but to notice the cascading waterfalls. Or, how about following one of the many trails throughout the county that lead to open fields where your family and your pets can enjoy the fresh air. By the way, did you know that Schuyler County has the only National Forest (Finger Lakes National Forest) in New York State within its terrain?
Looking for a different trail?
How about a trail that will tantalize your taste buds?! Take an afternoon to delve into the area’s culinary masterpieces, or check out the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. If wine isn’t your favorite, Schuyler County has two micro-breweries that are always brewing up local favorites, as well as a brand new distillery that offers locally made spirits from locally grown ingredients! See what the buzz is all about as neighborhood chefs form their creations that use the local bounty and pair it with the region’s wonderful wines. These foods come straight from our farms to your table. It’s a fabulous marriage of fresh food and wine. It’s a combination that you can find all right here- and only here.
So why wouldn’t you come and visit Watkins Glen and Schuyler County!? There truly is something special at every turn, and it’s just waiting for you to discover it!