Welcome to Watkins Glen and Schuyler County!

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.

Where to Stay

Perhaps the most pressing question when it comes to trip planning - where to stay? The great news is that we have a wide variety of options and styles, and you can choose the right fit for you, your traveling companions, and your budget. From historic bed and breakfasts to elegant lakefront luxury; from glamping and cabins to spacious vacation rentals; from state park and local campgrounds to family-owned motels, we know that you will find the right fit amongst our friendly and welcoming lodging partners. Have a question? Need some help? Give us a call - we're happy to assist: 800-607-4552. We keep a listing of lodging availability, so if you're struggling to find a place to stay or need to book a last minute room, give us a call! To view lodging availability online, you can also visit our partners at the Schuyler County Lodging and Tourism Association.

Visitor Information

When you arrive in the area, be sure to swing by our Visitor Center at 214 N. Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, where you'll find a plethora of brochures, maps, and area information, plus expert Travel Assistants to help plan your trip and answer any additional questions. We also have public restrooms, water fountains, air conditioning, and an awesome car on display! Come by and say hi!

Please feel free to browse the rest of our website for visitor information. But again, 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.

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Our Villages

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
Burdett

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
Hector

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

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!