Watkins Glen, NY, USA

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Watkins Glen, NY, USA

Watkins Glen vacation rentals

Small-town charm with big-time beauty

Watkins Glen redefines small-town charm. It's home to a picturesque state park, winding trails, seemingly countless wineries and plenty of beautiful scenery. If that's not enough to convince you to book a Watkins Glen vacation rental, focus on the stunning waterfalls, the shimmering lake and the family-friendly activities that make this such an engaging environment to visit. Whether with the family or even on a solo excursion, you'll find yourself constantly mesmerized by the sheer brilliance of the area.

Up, up, and away–adventure awaits in Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen has more hiking trails than you'll know how to handle. Don't miss the water, either—you can take a scenic sightseeing cruise on the lake. If you prefer, join a hot air balloon flight and view the area from a higher vantage point. Retail therapy is a major thing here, which you'll discover when you catch sight of the independent boutiques and antique shops lining the main street. The area boasts a healthy festival selection, too. In Watkins Glen, can you celebrate everything from cheese to wine.

Race your way to the vineyards and art galleries

Local artists are heavily celebrated at The Arc of Schuyler's Franklin Street Gallery. Another can't-miss stop is the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, home to a massive collection of racing sports cars. Of course, one can't really book a Watkins Glen vacation rental without encountering a winery or 2. Lakewood Vineyards is a great starting point. The grounds overlook Seneca Lake and the owners have been in the business since 1951. A walk along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is also practically required, if only for the breathtaking views.

Watkins Glen–a town for all seasons

Watkins Glen is truly a town for all seasons. Winter is beautiful, what with its snow-packed trails and the peaceful solitude that blankets the air. It's cold and icy, yes, but if you're seeking great photo opportunities there's almost no better time to book your Watkins Glen vacation rental. Summer is a warm affair, although it's not typically uncomfortable. Highs average approximately 80 degrees in July and August, while fall dips into the low 60s. If you favor something in the middle of the road, springtime, with its 70-degree averages, may be your best bet.

From the Ice Age to the modern age, Watkins Glen is a thrill

Located in Schuyler County, this charming New York village is known for its proximity to woodsy Watkins Glen State Park. Its focal point is a deep gorge that developed as a result of Ice Age glaciers that created a rift in the Seneca valley. There's a total of 19 waterfalls in the park, along with an 800-mile trail. You might book your Watkins Glen vacation rental along shimmering Seneca Lake, great for fishing. It also features distinctive painted rocks that lend the area an earthy charm.