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Watkins Glen is a village of 1,863 (2020) in New York's Finger Lakes region.

Canyon in Watkins Glen State Park

Get in[edit]

From Ithaca, Watkins Glen is an hour west on NY 79.

From Interstate 90 (exit 42, between Syracuse-Rochester) or Interstate 86 (Corning-Binghamton) take NY 14, which becomes the town's main street.

Get around[edit]

The fastest way around Watkins Glen is by racecar.



  • 1 Watkins Glen State Park. Watkins Glen contains running trails and various small rock waterfalls at the southern tip of Seneca Lake.
  • 2 Farm Sanctuary, 3150 Aikens Rd, +1 607 583-2225. Animal rescue farm with vegan bed-and-breakfast accommodations ($110/night) and guided farm tours. US $5/person.




Watkins Glen Commercial Historic District


  • The Local, 220 S Franklin St, +1 607 425-4551. Check-in: 3PM-9PM, check-out: 11AM. One of the few hostels in all of Western New York, The Local features hand-crafted bunk beds, one pair to a room, with memory-foam mattresses. Shared bathrooms, common kitchen. The proprietors are eager to share advice and assist with trip planning. $25-30 per bed.
  • 1 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St, +1 607 535-6116, fax: +1 607 535-6188.
  • 2 Longhouse Lodge Motel and Manor Lodge, 3625 Ste Rte 14 (Rte 14 & Abrams Rd.), +1 607 535-2565, fax: +1 607 535-5415.
  • 3 Clute Park, 155 S. Clute Park Drive, +1 607 535-4438. Wooded 35-acre municipal camp ground on Seneca Lake, swimming, lifeguard, tennis, soccer, fireplaces, picnic area, playground, ball field, skate park, boat launch adjacent. US $28-43/night.

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