News

It's no surprise that Watkins Glen and Schuyler County are in the news frequently! We've compiled all of our tourism-related news on this page and welcome you to read on to learn more about the wonderful accolades and glowing reviews that have been written about our amazing area.

  • Finger Lakes Cheese Festival coming up on July 22. ► Click here to learn more!
  • Great Craft Beer Places in the US including Grist Iron Brewing and The Inn at Grist Iron! ► Click here to read the article.
  • Thrillist names Watkins Glen, New York as one of the Top Things to Do in Upstate NY! ► Click here to see the full list.
  • Travel + Leisure names Barnstormer Winery one of the top vineyards in the US! ► Click here to read more!
  • New York Times - 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes. ► Click here for their suggestions!
  • Watkins Glen, NY named one of the Top 12 Places to Bring the Family this summer! ► Click here to read the article and view the full Top 12 list.
  • One family's experience: A Long Weekend in the Finger Lakes - The Wandering Wagars. ► Click here to read their story.
  • 4th of July Fireworks set for June 30 in Watkins Glen! ► Click here for more information.
  • Jammin' in June! So much to do in the area. ► Click here to read more!
  • Family-Friendly Vacations That Aren't Just for Kids by I Love NY ► Click here for travel inspiration!
  • Watkins Glen State Park Gorge Trail to open for the season on May 20 Click here to read the latest updates on the construction project and other details!
  • The Finger Lakes: One of the Top 10 Most Glorious Lake Vacations. ► Click here to view the complete list.
  • Fodor's Travel names Finger Lakes Distilling one of the Best Distilleries in New York. ► Click here for details!
  • 6 Things To Do This Spring! Click here to read the list!
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine features several Schuyler County wineries in their article, "A New York State of Wine". ► Click here to read it!
  • Farm Sanctuary Tiny Houses featured by Dr. Oz! ► Click here to read the article!
  • PureADK features Watkins Glen in stunning video visit.Click here to view.
  • Break out of cabin fever! Here are 6 things to do this spring!Click here to get the list!
  • Wondering what's happening with Watkins Glen State Park construction? ► Click here for the latest updates!
  • Country Living features Watkins Glen on their list of Most Charming Small Towns in America for Weddings! ► Click here to read the article.
  • Country Living features Watkins Glen State Park as one of the 27 Most Beautiful Places in America! ► Click here to see the full list!
  • Upscale Living features Finger Lakes Wine Lockers & Cigar Emporium in their article, "Enjoy a one-of-a-kind cigar experience". ► Click here to read it.
  • Food and Wine Magazine features Red Newt Bistro as one of the Best Winery Restaurants in America! ► Click here to see the article and the full list!
  • New York's Cheese Trail is everything you've ever dreamed of! ► Click here to find out why!
  • Wander the Map Travel Blog features Brewery & Winery Trails in the Finger Lakes.Click here to read the post.
  • Finger Lakes hosts Farm to Fork Fondo! ► Click here to learn more about this exciting event!
  • Celebrate the Season - 5 Ways in the Finger Lakes!Click here to read all about it!
  • Farm Sanctuary recognized on FlipKey's list of where to "Travel and Give Back with These Top Volunteer Vacations". ► To read the article, please click here.
  • 5 New York State Parks to put on your Bucket List. ► Click here to read it!
  • Hit us with your best shot! Submit your photo for the chance to be featured on the cover of our 2017 Travel Guide! ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Expedia names Watkins Glen, New York one of the Top 55 Most Beautiful Destinations in the world. ►Click here to read all about it.
  • Four Schuyler County attractions are USA Today 10Best Award Winners! ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel voted Best Waterfront Hotel in the nation. ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Finger Lakes Wine Festival voted Best Wine Festival in the nation. ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Fourth of July fireworks in Watkins Glen. ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Watkins Glen area businesses awarded Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week in Watkins Glen and Schuyler County. ► Click here to read all about it.