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Local Attractions

Centrally positioned in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen is perfectly located to easily enjoy all of what the immediate and surrounding areas have to offer. Attractions include: Museums, Outdoor Parks and Trails, Sports and Entertainment venues, Culinary and Beverage experiences, and much more. Please explore the following links and descriptions below!

Art

Quintus Gallery

Quintus Gallery/Event Venue offers collectable art in the Finger Lakes along with an inspiring space for retreats and workshops.  Click on Cool Workshops to learn more.

Beverage and Culinary

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Home to more wineries than any other wine trail in New York State, Seneca Lake is known for its diverse offering of world-class wines. We have stellar wines, open doors, beautiful spaces, and we want to share it all with you. Here on Seneca, we are growers, makers, friends, and family. Our wines are Grown Here. Made Here.

The Windmill

The Windmill is the first and friendliest farm and craft market in upstate New York, located right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region. Midway between Penn Yan and Dundee on NY Route 14A, The Windmill has become a premier tourist attraction, with a weekly attendance exceeding 8,000 - 10,000 people.

Watkins Glen Farmers Market

Seasonal outdoor farmers market. Fresh produce, meats,soaps and toiletry items and more. FMNP checks and New York EBT /SNAP Food Stamp Benefits accepted!

From Memorial Day Weekend until the last Friday in October you'll find fresh vegetables, chicken, beef, eggs and flowers from local farmers You'll also find baked goods, cheese, maple syrup, honey, soap, wine and unique crafts; all produced locally.

Museums

Brick Tavern Museum

Built in 1828, the Brick Tavern Museum is the oldest brick structure in Schuyler County.  It was built as a tavern on the stagecoach route and has also been a Select School for Boys, a boarding house and a home to Dr. Charles D. Clawson, who ran the nearby Bethesda Sanitarium.  After Dr. Clawson's death, the building continued as a family home until his grandson, the late Charles Lattin, sold it to the Society in 1974.

Corning Museum of Glass

Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass.

Glen H. Curtis Museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite son, is located on State Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and regional history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a museum store. In addition to seeing the museum displays and exhibits, visitors are welcome to visit the Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircraft

International Motor Racing Research Center

The International Motor Racing Research Center collects, shares and preserves the history of motorsports. Spanning continents, eras and race series, the Center’s collection embodies the speed, drama and camaraderie of amateur and professional motor racing throughout the world. The Center welcomes serious researchers and the casual fans alike to share stories of race drivers, race series, and race cars captured on our shelves and walls, and brought to life through a regular calendar of public lectures and special events.

National Soaring Museum

The NSM has had a long history, entwined with that of Harris Hill and its surrounding area.

Rockwell Museum

More than a museum! Displaying exquisite pieces, The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American spirit, character and values through the eyes of American artists.

Outdoors

Farm Santuary

Nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, the rolling green pastures of Farm Sanctuary’s 275-acre New York shelter are home to more than 800 rescued farm animals. Spend the day with us and take an hour-long guided tour, browse our unique gift shop, learn more about farm animals in our Visitor Center, or enjoy a snack on our scenic deck. We are located next door to Sugar Hill State Forest, just west of Watkins Glen.

Keuka Outlet Trail

In the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes you can fish, hike, bike, horseback ride, snowmobile, or cross-country ski seven miles of wooded trail bordering the Keuka outlet created nearly 10,000 years ago between Keuka and Seneca Lakes from Penn Yan to Dresden, NY

Painted Barn Stables

Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility offering year-round guided trail rides to the general public as well as lessonsleasingboarding and educational opportunities.

Reisinger's Apple Country

Taste our apples in the field then you can decide what is best for you and your family.  Over Twenty Varieties Available.  Plenty of wagons for hauling fruit and kids.  Bags provided.  Stroll through acres and acres of fruit and enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes.  Bring a picnic lunch.  Take lots of pictures.

Schooner Excursions

More than a Finger Lakes sailing tour, True Love is an experience. From the moment you first see our schooner dockside to the moment you first step aboard, you’ll know she’s a different kind of ship. Her rich history spans decades, and it’s a storied past that includes sailing the Virgin Islands, Hollywood stardom, and countless shared life events right here in the Finger Lakes.

Whether you want to join us for a day of sailing as part of a group, or you seek a more intimate excursion, we want you to experience True Love. Marriages, bachelorette parties, wine tours, corporate retreats, family reunions, special events…whatever the occasion, the grace and beauty of True Love awaits

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound.

Shopping

Arnot Mall

Located about 20 minutes outside of Watkins Glen in Horseheads, NY The Arnot Mall is a shopping staple in the area. Including features such as a movie theater, food court, and plenty of stores, The Arnot Mall is a great place to satisfy all of your shopping experience desires.

Franklin Street Shopping

Enjoy window shopping or a full on shopping spree down town on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen. There are variety of shops including souvenir, clothing, art, and sporting goods. Don't forget to stop at a local restaurant to get some lunch for a nice relaxing break!

The Ithaca Commons

Located in Ithaca, NY The Ithaca Commons is a two-block pedestrian mall in the business improvement district known as Downtown Ithaca that serves as the city's cultural and economic center. The Commons is a popular regional destination, and is filled with upscale restaurants and shops, public art, and frequent community festivals.

Waterloo Premium Outlets

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales

Sports and Entertainment

Clemens Center

The Clemens Center is the perfect place to connect with family and friends to create memorable performance experiences that enrich, inspire and even amaze you!

Watkins Glen Golf Course
Watkins Glen International

Host to festivals, concerts, international races, and lots more Watkins Glen International has become a staple in the Finger Lakes.


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