Explore Watkins Glen | Schuyler

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Watkins Glen, NY, on Seneca Lake's southern shore, is known for its deep glacial origins and Watkins Glen State Park's stunning gorge and waterfalls. It is also a hub for wine enthusiasts and the birthplace of American sports car racing.

Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Seneca Lake is the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes. It formed from glaciers during the Ice Age, carving deep and narrow valleys that filled with meltwater, creating a majestic, elongated body of water spanning miles.

Watkins Glen State Park is the best known of all the Finger Lakes glens and one of the most stunning places in eastern North America. Renowned for its breathtaking gorge and stunning waterfalls, the park features a narrow, 400-foot-deep gorge carved by Glen Creek over millennia. Visitors and adventure seekers alike can explore its scenic trails, which wind past 19 cascading waterfalls. It is a natural wonder that showcases the beauty and power of water in shaping the landscape.

It is this backdrop that unforgettable experiences at our wineries and craft beverage locales can be enjoyed. Visitors can enjoy stunning lake views, sample a wide range of wines from crisp Rieslings to robust reds, and experience the charm of local wineries.

Watkins Glen is synonymous with auto racing, earning a place in the history books in October 1948 when the first post-World War II Road race in America ran through the Village streets, marking the dawn of American sports car racing.