- Our list of the best things to do in Watkins Glen, New York, features the top 157 nearby activities — including 73 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Watkins Glen, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 15 things to do within the city of Watkins Glen, NY , followed by 142 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ithaca, Penn Yan, Elmira, Hammondsport, Hector, Corning, Dundee, Horseheads and Rochester
The centerpiece of the park in which it is found, the Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park was created by the glaciers immediately after the Ice Age. It is basically a 400 foot-deep narrow cut in the earth, through which several waterfalls pass.
The Watkins Glen State Park is the most popular in the Finger Lakes area, because it has a 400 foot-deep gorge, which forms 19 waterfalls. Among the amenities in here can be mentioned the picnic areas, the pavilions, the camping sites, and the playgrounds.
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2 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 MoreLess Info
34 wineries and vineyards are connected by the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Annual festivals and programs are organized on this trail, such as the Bargain Bash at the beginning of each year, or the Chocolate and Wine Weekend, during the Valentine's Day.
After the vineyard was established in 1951, the Lakewood Vineyards winery was founded in 1988. Since then, its wines have won more than 650 awards and medals at national and international competitions. Now, it presents its visitors with 21 wine specialties, to be tasted or bought.
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2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY MoreLess Info
For 20 consecutive years, the Watkins Glen International has hosted the United States Grand Prix. Now it hosts 2 NASCAR Series, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival.
Summit to Stream Adventures is an outdoor adventure guide service that leads fly fishing, steelhead and salmon fishing, charter fishing, and and kayak and canoe services. The business features an experienced and knowledgeable staff.