Visiting the Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes Region? Here are my recommendations on what to do, where to stay, where to eat, and where to drink!
Where to Stay:
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. Centrally located to downtown and right on the lake, this hotel was perfect for a long weekend. It has a restaurant and bar on site too.
What to Do:
When you aren’t wine tasting, absolutely take the time to hike Watkins Glen State Park! It is absolutely beautiful. On the Watkins Glen Gorge Trail, there are 19 waterfalls and ~800 stone steps. Expect to spend ~2 hours there to really enjoy the scenery. Make sure to wear gear that you don’t mind getting muddy or wet as you will be walking under or very close to waterfalls.
Where to Drink:
Two Goats Brewing
Wagner Vineyards (they have both a winery and brewery!)
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Where to Eat:
Blue Pointe Grill
Scale House Brewery
Seneca Cheese Company – perfect for a snack or dessert.
Graft Wine + Cider Bar – we didn’t go here due to it being full each night, but everyone recommended it!
Park Inn Restaurant in Hammondsport – worth the 30 minute drive!