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State Park
Watkins Glen State Park , Watkins Glen
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Featuring a picturesque gorge cut through by Glen Creek and 19 different waterfalls, Watkins Glen State Park offers outdoor activities like h
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Scenic Drive
Seneca Lake Wine Trail , Watkins Glen
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail is comprised of 30 member wineries. To fully explore the area, it is recommended at least a weekend, but you could eas
Tours from $379
Brewery
Lakewood Vineyards , Watkins Glen
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Located on beautiful Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country, Lakewood Vineyards produces award-winning wines. Our friendly, kn
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Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and enjoy a relaxing 2-day overnight trip to Niagara Falls. You'll travel to upstate New York by bus and visit Niagara falls to discover the majestic beauty of Niagara! The following day, you'll enjoy premium outlet shopping on the way back to New York. This overnight tour is a must-do when visiting New York City!Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.
Book on Viator from $375
Auto Race Track
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Watkins Glen International, nicknamed "The Glen", is an automobile race track located in the town of Dix just southwest of the village of Wat
Specialty Museum
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Dedicated to the history, art, and science of glass Corning Museum of Glass boasts a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects. Trace 3,50
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Watkins Glen

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Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 1,859 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Schuyler County. The Village of Watkins Glen lies within the towns of Dix and Reading. The current mayor is Samuel Schimizzi.HistoryThe first settlement of European peoples in the area began circa 1800. Watkins Glen was the northern terminus of the Chemung Canal, started in 1830 and completed in 1833, connecting Seneca Lake to the Chemung River. Catharine Creek, flowing into the lake through the village, was used to help create the canal. The village was incorporated in 1842 as Salubria, then Jefferson, but was renamed Watkins after Dr. Samuel Watkins, the founder, for his contributions to the community. The current name Watkins Glen was adopted in 1926.For the first half of the 20th century, the village was primarily known as the site of Glen Springs Sanitarium, one of the leading spas in the United States.In 2006 Charles R. Mitchell and Kirk W. House produced a historic photo book, Around Watkins Glen, in the Arcadia Publishing "Images of America" series. Whether you only want to go to Watkins Glen, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States trip itinerary site.

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