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GUIDE in Watkins Glen and Surrounding Areas
Farm Sanctuary operates a 271-acre animal shelter in Watkins Glen that provides a home for hundreds of rescued pigs,
turkeys, goats, cows, and other farm animals. Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes
compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy.
PO Box 150 · Watkins Glen, NY 14891 · Phone 607·583·2225 www.farmsanctuary.org
Parks and Scenic Attractions
*Buttermilk Falls State Park – S.R. 13, two miles south of Ithaca. 607-273-5761. Beautiful falls and gorge trail. Offers cabins, camping sites, picnic area, and swimming.
Clute Park – 4th Street, one mile east of downtown Watkins Glen. 607-535-4438. Scenic park on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen offers picnicking, barbeques, camping, swimming, volleyball nets, skate park, and playground.
Cornell Botanical Gardens – 124 Comstock Drive, Ithaca. 607-255-2400. An area of great natural beauty and
Finger Lakes National Forest – Lies on a ridge called the Backbone between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in
trails that traverse gorges, ravines, pastures, and woodlands. For maps and information, visit the Hector
Havana Glen – One mile south of Montour Falls on Havana Glen Road off S.R. 14 (three miles south of
park. Also look for Deckertown Falls a half mile to the north.
Ithaca Children’s Garden garden designed for kids, enjoyed by all, and driven by a mission to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
*Letchworth State Park – 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile (1 hour 15 minute drive from Farm Sanctuary).
in the eastern U.S.
*Robert H. Treman State Park
camping, RV spaces, cabins, swimming, and picnic area.
Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Lab of Ornithology A 230-acre sanctuary that emcompasses forests, ponds, and ferny swamps, and is home to abundant wildlife. Stop in the Visitor Center for tips on where to go and to borrow a pair of binoculars; join a guided bird walk; or download a trail map and explore on your own.
*Sugar Hill Fire Tower Park – Tower Hill Road, just one mile east of Farm Sanctuary. Hike or drive to this
tower for a breathtaking view.
Sugar Hill Recreation Area – 607-776-2165. Twelve thousand acres of beautiful state forest surround Farm Sanctuary, with rustic camping, picnic areas and miles of hiking trails.
*Taughannock Falls State Park
one of the tallest in the eastern U.S. Offers camping, cabins, and hiking.
*Watkins Glen State Park and Swimming Pool – South Franklin Street near 10th Street in downtown
free on city streets. Camping and picnic area and an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool.
Glen Theater 112 210 224 and one modern theater with stadium seating.
*Cinemapolis – On the Commons in Ithaca. 607-277-6115. Independent theater.
Regal Cinemas Ithaca Mall stadium seating. Corning Palace Theatre
Elmira Drive in Theater * Staff recommendations
Downtown Watkins Glen – Franklin Street features a variety of gift shops, from souvenirs and T-shirts to racing paraphernalia and antiques.
*Ithaca Commons premier pedestrian mall is the emotional and commercial heart of Ithaca, featuring dining, art, shopping, play areas, and events.
The Shops at Ithaca Mall – 40 Catherwood Road, Ithaca. 607-257-5337. Hundreds of shops, a food court, and cinema.
Hammondsport Shops on the Village Square – Shethar Street, Hammondsport. Gift, antique, and specialty shops nestled at the southern tip of Keuka Lake.
* Staff recommendations
Finger Lakes Wine and Beer
*Seneca Lake Wine Trail – From Watkins Glen take S.R. 14 north for west side wineries, or S.R. 414 north for east-side wineries. Call 877-536-2717 for more information or ask for a wine trail brochure and map
rooms and gift shops.
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail – More than a dozen wineries surround Cayuga Lake in Ithaca; most are on the
5217 or ask for a wine trail brochure and map in the Farm Sanctuary gift shop.
Keuka Lake Wine Trail – Several wineries surrounding Keuka Lake. For information on the Keuka Lake
Finger Lakes Beer Trail – Home to more than 100 craft breweries in the Finger Lakes and surrounding regions.
The Dock events calendar for a full listing of upcoming shows.
Two Goats Brewing – 5027 S.R. 414, Hector. 607-546-2337. A small-town brew pub on Seneca Lake with live music many nights.
Wagner’s Winery live bands (jazz, classic rock, swing, big band, country, 50s and 60s) and dancing on the brew deck every Friday night 8 to 11 p.m. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Rooster Fish Brewing Company 223 a variety of home-brewed ales, live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and vegan dining
Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises and take a tour of Seneca Lake aboard the Seneca Legacy. Provide 24 hours advance notice if requesting
*Champlin Beach Park Lake.
Anchor Inn & Marina rentals, jet skis, paddle boats, and tubing.
Schooner Excursions, Inc. Offers public sails up to four times each day.
Watkins Glen Golf Course dog-leg fairways.
Watkins Glen International Speedway raceways. Call for events schedule.
*Watkins Glen State Park Swimming Pool – Take Old Corning Street (directly across the river from park
outdoor swimming pool.
* Staff recommendations
Other Activities and Events
Watkins Glen Visitor Center information on hundreds of area attractions and events as well as maps and internet access. Monday
Ithaca Times – Pick up a copy of the Ithaca Times or visit ithaca.com for a list of local events and Ithaca Times at the Ithaca Commons, gas stations, or just about
anywhere in downtown Ithaca.
U-Pick and Farmers Markets
Glenhaven Farm Winery
Reisinger’s Apple Country
Watkins Glen Farmers Market – Lafayette Park on 4th Street. Late May through late October. Shop for fresh, local produce every Friday from 3 - 7 p.m.
Corning Farmer’s Market
Ithaca Farmers Market – Take S.R. 13 north from Ithaca approximately one mile, then turn left on 3rd
crafts, vegan meals, and much more!
Serendipity Farms 71 3676
*Corning Museum of Glass glassblowing demonstrations and make your own glass souvenir. Children 17 and under enter free.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Finger Lakes region. Museum features early aviation history, historic aircraft, autos, boats, motorcycles, bicycles, and special events and exhibits.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art – 114 Central Ave., Ithaca (on Cornell University campus). 607-255-
university museums in the country.
Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution
ScienceCenter – 601 1st St., Ithaca. 607-272-0600. A science museum with interactive exhibits and programs for children.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Glen Mountain Market with vegan options and free Wi-Fi. Open seven days a week 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts – 311 Franklin St., Watkins Glen. 607-535-7542. Open 24/7 with free Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi Internet Access
* Staff recommendations