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Outdoor Recreation

Boating & Water Sports
Plenty of water activities such as sailing, boating, paddling, swimming, fishing, and more are available on Seneca Lake and surrounding lakes - Cayuta Lake, Waneta Lake, and Lamoka Lake. Explore Watkins Glen to find out more ways to get out and enjoy the water.

Watkins Glen State Park, is one of the most beautiful and beloved sites in the Finger Lakes and has been ranked the #3 State Park in the Nation  by USA Today. This 1,200 square mile park is open all year round for a full range of seasonal outdoor adventures including miles of trails for hiking and biking and an outdoor swimming pool.


Watkins Glen State Park, Finger Lakes National Forest, Catharine Valley TrailSugar Hill State Forest, and the Finger Lakes Trail offer just a few of the amazing Finger Lakes hiking trails surrounding Watkins Glen, NY. There is so much natural beauty to explore, making the Finger Lakes a must for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels.
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 Waterfalls abound in the Finger Lakes Region and some of the top New York State waterfalls can be found in and around Watkins Glen! Don't miss the famous Gorge Trail where you can take in 19 waterfalls, ultimately leading to the iconic Rainbow Falls. Be sure to have your camera handy!

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