Cool off with a dip

Clute Park (155 S. Clute Park Drive, Watkins Glen, NY) is located directly on the southern shore of Seneca Lake, offering 35 acres of recreation and lakefront bliss within walking distance of downtown Watkins Glen. The park boasts tennis courts, a soccer field, swimming, bathhouses, picnic tables, a playground, skate park, ball field, camping, and even a boat launch. For more information, please click here.

Smith Park (5303 Lake Avenue, Hector, NY) is just 9 miles north of Watkins Glen on the east side of Seneca Lake. This beautiful waterfront park offers a camping, picnicking, a boat launch, swimming beach, and shower facilities. For more information, please click here.

Watkins Glen State Park is the crowning jewel of Schuyler County parks and one of the flagship parks of the New York State Parks system. It features 19 waterfalls in 2 miles. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the cascading spray of caverns. The Gorge Trail is open seasonally - usually early May through the end of October. The Rim Trail overlooks the gorge and is open year round. There is also tent and trailer camping, a playground, Olympic-size swimming pool, and picnic facilities. For more information, please click here.