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.

  • "Picture the cool mist spraying from the waterfalls, the screech of a car racing around a bend and the smooth bite of a dry riesling on your palate; this is Watkins Glen. Watkins Glen lies on the Southern tip of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Let your senses be overwhelmed in this small town as you explore its many facets." ► This is a small sampling of travel blogger Anna Hammerschmidt's experience. Click here to read more!
  • Friday on Franklin on November 3 - sample, savor, and shop your way through downtown Watkins Glen ► Click here for details!
  • 10 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Watkins Glen ► Click here to see them all!
  • Top 10 Experiences for Girls Getaway in the Finger Lakes ► Click here to read more in this blog post by Katie at Stories My Suitcase Could Tell
  • Checking In: the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel ► Click here to read this blog post by Anna at Come Join My Journey
  • Friday on Franklin returns to downtown Watkins Glen on October 6. ►Click here for complete details!
  • Get Your Thrills and Chills in the Finger Lakes this fall! ► Click here to learn more about these great seasonal events, activities, experiences, and attractions.
  • "Our Weekend in The Finger Lakes" from Gina Homolka ► Click here to see her family's experience.
  • Hike in Watkins Glen State Park ► Click here to go behind the waterfalls with a fellow visitor!
  • Finger Lakes NY: Glass, Gliders, and Gorges Click here to read more.
  • Family Fun in the Finger Lakes ► Click here to learn more.
  • NY's 15 Best Labor Day Camping Spots ► Click here to see the list!
  • Friday on Franklin - tastings, live music, and fun in downtown Watkins Glen! ► Click here for details.
  • August 31 is Mario Andretti Day in the Village of Watkins Glen ► Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Travel Guide Cover Photo Contest ► Click here for contest details and guidelines!
  • Wine and spirits store opens in Watkins Glen - selling only NYS products! ► Click here to learn more!
  • 5 Fresh Ideas - summer isn't over yet! Here are some things to do on your next visit. ► Click here to view.
  • 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.