Visitor Info

Something special at every turn...

Welcome to Watkins Glen and Schuyler County, in the heart of New York State's famous Finger Lakes Region, with endless wonders to see and experience. As the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and tourism promotion agent for Schuyler County, we are here to help you find the perfect place to stay, memorable things to do, delicious places to eat, wonderful wineries to visit, stunning natural beauty in our parks to enjoy, and so much more. Please feel free to browse our website for visitor information. But if you'd prefer to speak with one of our local experts, please give us a call at 607-535-4300 or toll free 800-607-4552. Be sure to stop into our Visitor Center at 214 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen while you are visiting!

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Schuyler County is home to several quaint villages where you can find unique shops, interesting destinations, delicious dining, and interesting attractions to explore!

Horseback riding in Finger Lakes National Forest

Home to the Finger Lakes National Forest, the only national forest in New York State and one of only two in the northeast! Covering over 16,000 acres this beautifully diverse outdoor haven offers hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more.

Hector Falls

Located just a few miles north of the village of Watkins Glen, Hector’s most notable feature is the iconic Hector Falls. This roadside waterfall attracts many a passing motorist. Be sure to put it on your list of stops!

Montour Falls
Montour Falls

Listed on the National Historic Register in 1978, the village of Montour Falls features a beautiful mix of architectural styles, quaint shops and restaurants, and even its own waterfall! Where West Main Street meets Genesee Street, the town’s Glorious T is the crowning jewel of its history. Places of particular interest include the Montour Falls Memorial Library, the domed Montour Falls City Hall, and Shequaga Falls. Source: Scenic USA

Sunset View Creamery

Odessa plays host to the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival each July. This family-friendly event includes a host of activities: hayrides, wine and beer tasting, arts and crafts vendors, a petting zoo, live music, and of course, plenty of cheese sampling!

Vintage Grand Prix in Downtown Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen

Located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen became internationally known as the host to the first post-World War II road race. The very village streets that welcome millions of visitors from around the world today, are the same over which the green flag dropped on a 6.6 mile course from 1948 to 1952. You can still drive the historic race circuit yourself, just swing by the Visitor Center (214 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen) to pick up a map!