Watkins Glen, New York is perfectly located for an adventure into the best of the state’s national parks, woodlands, and natural scenery. Nearby Watkins Glen State Park is actually one of the most famous and beloved of the Finger Lakes parks and is a great place for dusting off those hiking boots and treading through the woodland.
Those who are not particularly fond of hiking, or who wish to forget about their aches and pains from trekking at the end of the day will be pleased to discover that there are many wineries and vineyards scattered throughout the area that surrounds Watkins Glen. As a matter of fact, the area is located on the much loved Seneca Wine Trail, so whether you are partial to a red or a white vino, there are plenty of places to experiment nearby or to pick up a unique souvenir for those at home.
For hiking options in the area, consider trekking through the famous Watkins Glen State Park past waterfalls and woodlands, or the lesser known but equally beautiful Watkins Glen Gorge Trail and Rainbow Falls. Watkins Glen’s Lakeside Park is a great place to enjoy the peaceful country atmosphere with all the family and prepare a picnic as the little ones play on the playground.
Spring and fall are the best times for visiting Watkins Glen, as the temperatures are warm enough to be outside for extended periods, yet without being too humid to make walking and trekking an uncomfortable experience.
Watkins Glen, NY is ideally situated close enough to major cities to be accessible, but far enough away to feel really away from it all. Dust off your hiking boots and set off into the natural wonder that is the Watkins Glen State Park. The park is one of the most popular of the Finger Lakes Parks, and it's not hard to see why.
Seneca Lakes is the largest of the Finger Lakes, and has been promoted as the trout capital of the world. It's not surprising then that people come from all over the world to fish here. If hiking is not for you, there is a huge number of vineyards and tasting rooms in the region, where you can sample some of the best wines made in New York.
Rentals in Watkins Glen are the perfect place for family and friends to relax and unwind after exploring the town and surrounding area. Vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes, so whether you are looking for a quaint Watkins Glen cabin rental in the woods, or a larger rental closer to town, you'll find it.