Where is the Schuyler County Visitor Center located? When is it open?
The Schuyler County Visitor Center is located at 214 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY, 14891, on the corner of North Franklin Street and Third Street.
The Visitor Center hours are:
November through May, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May through September, Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.,
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Does the Visitor Center offer wireless Internet access?
Yes! Feel free to stop in and use the Wi-Fi. The Visitor Center also has two handicap accessible bathrooms, drinking fountain, AC, and seating.

Where can I park in Watkins Glen?
There is free two hour parking in the parking lot located behind the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Third Street. The Village of Watkins Glen does not have parking meters, so parking on the streets is free. There is also public parking at the lakefront near Seneca Harbor Park.

Where is the closet airport, bus station, train station?


Elmira/Corning Regional Airport - Elmira, NY (ELM / KELM)

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport - Ithaca, NY (ITH / KITH)

Greater Binghamton Airport - Binghamton, NY (BGM / KBGM)

Greater Rochester International Airport - Rochester, NY (ROC / KROC)

Syracuse Hancock International Airport - Syracuse, NY (SYR / KSYR)

Buffalo Niagara International Airport - Buffalo, NY (BUF / KBUF)

Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ (EWR / KEWR)

LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY (LGA / KLGA


Greyhound Bus Lines – Ithaca, NY

Greyhound Bus Lines – Geneva, NY


Amtrak – Syracuse, NY

Amtrak – Rochester, NY

Are there car rentals available in Watkins Glen?

The closest car rentals are in Horseheads, NY and Ithaca, NY.

How long does it take to get there?

Approximate driving times to Watkins Glen and Schuyler County from...
Albany, NY – 4.0 hours
Boston, MA – 6.5 hours
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY – 3.0 hours
Cleveland, OH – 5.0 hours
Harrisburg, PA – 3.0 hours
New York, NY – 5.0 hours
Philadelphia, PA – 5.5 hours
Rochester, NY – 1.5 hours
Syracuse, NY – 1.5 hours
Toronto, Canada – 4.0 hours
Washington D.C. – 5.0 hours

Do I need a license to fish?

For NYS fishing license information, click here for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation or call (585) 226-2466.

Where can I swim in Schuyler County?

Clute Park, Watkins Glen - A public beach with access to swim in Seneca Lake; Fee: $5 for parking

Smith Park, Hector - A public beach with access to swim in Seneca Lake; No Fee

Watkins Glen State Park - an Olympic-size pool (and smaller kiddie pool): Fee: $8 for parking