Schuyler County Lodging and Tourism Association (SCLTA)

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Watkins Glen and the surrounding area, are located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York, is home to several state parks, nature preserves, town parks and the Finger Lakes National Forest that offer a wide range of outdoor adventures. One of the most popular parks in the area is Watkins Glen State Park, which boasts a breathtaking gorge with 19 waterfalls, as well as several hiking trails that wind through the park’s rugged terrain. Another must-see park in the area is Taughannock Falls State Park, which features a stunning 215-foot waterfall and miles of scenic hiking trails. For those who love camping and outdoor recreation, the Finger Lakes National Forest is a must-visit destination, with over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Other notable parks in the area include Buttermilk Falls State Park, with its cascading waterfall and swimming holes, and Robert H. Treman State Park, which features stunning natural beauty and miles of scenic hiking trails. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just looking to enjoy the great outdoors, the state parks, nature preserves and national forests in and around Watkins Glen are sure to offer a memorable and rewarding experience.