New York Attractions July 10, 2017
You’ll Never Forget A Trip To The Most Enchanting Town In All Of New York
Considered by many to be the most beautiful destination in all of New York, there’s an enchanting town out in the heart of the Finger Lakes region that’s impossible not to fall head over heels for. Right at the base of Seneca Lake, most people know of this gem because of its famous outdoor attraction – Watkins Glen State Park. But what some may fail to discover, is that the town of Watkins Glen has so much more to offer and is worth taking the time to explore. Ready to hear why this scenic spot should be your next weekend getaway? Then keep reading below!
Part of Schuyler County with less than 2,000 residents, the waterfront town of Watkins Glen will steal your breath away.
With companies like
Schooners Excursions, visitors of the area can get out on the water for a true Finger Lakes experience.
Taking you sailing out on Seneca Lake, going for a scenic boat ride is the perfect way to see what this small town is all about.
During the summer visitors from all over the country make the trip to
Watkins Glen State Park, hiking along its famous 2-mile long Gorge Trail.
Made up of more waterfalls than some other states even have as an entirety, this phenomenal state park is at the top of most people's New York bucket list when it comes to visiting our natural wonders.
If you're looking for a fresh and tasty snack after a day full of exploring, stop by the
Watkins Glen Farmers Market in Lafayette Park!
From crafts and produce to wine and baked goods, it's impossible not to feel hungry while you're shopping here even if you did arrive on a full stomach.
And of course, would it even be a trip to the Finger Lakes if you didn't check out one of the stops on our famous wine trail?
Castel Grisch Winery you'll have a picturesque view of the Finger Lakes, open every day from 10AM until 5PM.
If you plan on making the trip a family affair, don't miss out on the town's friendly
Home to more than 500 rescued animals, you can take tours of the farm to learn more about the background of these animals and what makes this place so special.
But one of the most unique things about this animal sanctuary is that they offer cabins for you to rent so you can stay overnight! Accommodations that will make you feel like you've stepped into a modern childhood storybook.
During the summer another attraction that comes to life in this small town is
Watkins Glen International.
A fun place to visit during this time of year, the racetrack features exciting events like their Vintage Grand Prix - one of the largest vintage racing events in our country.
Another iconic spot you'll need to visit in Watkins Glen before heading out of town? The
Seneca Harbor Station.
Enjoy fine outdoor dining that gives you a front row seat to views of the southern shore of Seneca Lake, creating an even further magical experience with it all being set within a building that was once the local train station.
Need a suggestion on where you should stay during this amazing weekend getaway? Book a room at the
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel.
Another waterfront attraction in town, the hotel features beautiful rooms with great views of the lake, a delicious restaurant and has been named one of the best waterfront hotels in the country.
So, will I need to do anymore convincing? It's time to pack our bags and escape to Watkins Glen.
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