Area Information

Whether visiting for a weekend or a week there is plenty to do in the Finger Lakes.  Wineries, hiking, museums, women's history... the list goes on and on.  Not to mention our beautiful lakes. 

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The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce

Friday's on Franklin is one of the many events to enjoy while visiting Watkins Glen.  See the Chamber website for all event details!

 

We are a proud member of The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Founded in 1986, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is a non-profit organization dedicated to its member wineries. The wineries of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail are real, local, industrious, and determined businesses that help sustain a beautiful and prosperous region.

 

Follow the link below to see view events and all trail information.

Watkins Glen State Park

The Finger lakes are full of beautiful parks, waterfalls and natural beauty!  Watkins Glen State Park is a short walk from the The Red Kettle Inn.

Taughannock Falls State Park

Visit one of the largest and prettiest waterfalls in the area.  Beautiful hiking and state park, nature at her best. 

SheQuaGa Falls, Montour Falls

One of the many waterfalls in the Finger Lakes.  SheQuaGa Falls is located in historic Montour Falls, NY.  A very short drive from Watkins Glen.  A charming and historic village with so much to offer.  Lovely restaurants, shops and of course the magnificent falls. 

As the southern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region Montour Falls is noted for its natural as well as its historical beauty.  Surrounded by hills rising 1,000 feet, it is the focal point for seven natural glens which radiate from its borders, with more than a score of beautiful waterfalls, all located in this “VALLEY OF TUMBLING WATERS.”

Watkins Glen International Racetrack

Track History

Watkins Glen International was established on the streets of Watkins Glen, NY in 1948 and is North America’s premier racing facility. The Glen has a long and storied past from its Formula 1 roots to its position as New York’s home for NASCAR.

Summit to Stream Adventures

The Finger Lakes Region consists of eleven lakes carved from glaciers in central New York State. At Summit to Stream Adventures we offer the best in Finger Lakes fly fishing, charter fishing, kayaking and archery. We are a family run business located in historic Watkins Glen, NY, centrally located at the south end of Seneca Lake. We are just minutes from Ithaca, Corning, Elmira and Geneva.

We offer something for everyone.  Come and experience the Finger Lakes and Watkins Glen to the fullest.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will do their very best to make your next adventure unforgettable.

Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises

A visit to Seneca Lake is not complete without stopping at Captain Bill's, located at the southern end of Seneca Lake, in beautiful upstate New York.  Captain Bill's provides a magnificent view, and offers many other breath taking experiences. Take a dining or sightseeing cruise, or just stroll our beautiful lakefront with your family and friends. 

Sail History, Sail True Love

True Love is a 67′ schooner located at the Seneca Harbor Park Pier in Watkins Glen, New York.  After a long and proud history, the True Love schooner offers incredible experiences right here in the Finger Lakes. From public sails and private charters to corporate events and the celebration of life’s precious moments, True Love is ready to welcome you aboard.

True Love made her movie debut in the 1940 romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story, where she appeared as a miniature model of herself. This movie would go onto produce, perhaps one of the most famous sayings in modern sailing; when Katharine Hepburn said, “My, she was yar.”

Painted Bar Stables

Located in Schulyer County, N.Y., Painted Bar Stables is a just up the hill from Watkins Glen and a short drive from Ithaca. Our location directly on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail puts us in the midst of cascading waterfalls, breathless lake views and rolling glacier carved hills.

Operating predominantly as a pleasure riding facility, we work to share our love of the surrounding area and the beauty that it offers. Painted Bar Stables offers a unique way to encounter the beauty of the Finger Lakes from horseback. The multiplicity of rides offered give different and unique ways to see the grandeur of the local landscape, whether it be in our back yard on shorter rides, in the Finger Lakes National Forest on longer adventures, or under the stars on our moonlight trail rides.

Women's Rights National Historic Park

Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.  It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today.  The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.

Located in Seneca Falls, this area is rich in history and a day trip from Watkins Glen.  The Red Kettle Inn highly recommends a visit!

Harriet Tubman Home

The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. is an independent non-profit established by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to manage and operate the homestead of Ms. Tubman. The Harriet Tubman Home is charged with sharing Harriet Tubman's core values with visitors through a guided tour of the property.  On January 10, 2017 the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park was established.

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Ganondagan State Historic Site located in Victor, NY is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Spanning 569 acres, Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan) is the original site of a 17th century Seneca town, that existed there peacefully more than 350 years ago. The culture, art, agriculture, and government of the Seneca people influenced our modern understanding of equality, democratic government, women’s rights, ecology and natural foods.

Museum Of The Earth

The Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum’s 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, from the Earth’s origin to the present day. Through hands-on, visual exhibitions and outreach, the Museum of the Earth encourages critical thinking about life on Earth in the past and today, and how our species is affecting the natural world.

Historic Montour Falls Library

The Historic Montour Falls Library is a short drive from Watkins Glen.  The library is a favorite of The Red Kettle Inn.  It features original stain glass Tiffany windows.  The library offers special programming that includes morning and evening yoga classes.  See their calendar for a full list of events.  Visit and live like a local!

Corning Museum of Glass

Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. Annually welcoming just under half a million visitors from around the world, the Museum's campus is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools in the world.

Rockwell Museum

More than a museum! Displaying exquisite pieces, The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American spirit, character and values through the eyes of American artists.

Schuyler County Historic Society

Welcome to the Schuyler County Historical Society! We are located in Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, just south of Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. The Society maintains three properties and is headquartered at the Brick Tavern Museum, a large brick Federal-style building built in 1828 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brick Tavern Museum and the adjacent Wickham Rural Life Center have exhibits relating to Schuyler County’s rich history. Our collections include artifacts, books and documents concerning the county's people and events, valuable to genealogists and researchers. Museum admission is free, donations are welcome. A fee is charged non-members to use our research resources. 

Historic Hammondsport and Keuka Lake

Beautiful and Historic Hammondsport sits at the southern tip of Keuka Lake.  It is a perfect day trip from Watkins Glen.  Loaded with antique shops, local shopping and restaurants, if you love the Gilmore Girls you will love this town. 

Taylor Doose approved!

Keuka Lake is our sister lake and offers a beautiful wine trail.  The perfect day trip from Watkins Glen, NY.

Old Scrolls Book Shop

Old Scrolls Book Shop specializes in collectible first editions, used & rare out-of-print books located on the wine trail near Canandaigua, NY.

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The Red Kettle Inn Bed and Breakfast

Located in the Finger Lakes Region

400 E 4TH Street

Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Call us now to book:

​1-607-210-4552

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visit the Schuyler County Lodging Association website for area accomodations.
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