6 Must-See Attractions by your Watkins Glen Bed and Breakfast

In Schuyler County, New York, in the rolling hills within the largest of the Finger Lakes, are fabulous must-see attractions by your Watkins Glen bed and breakfast. The charming village of Watkins Glen on Seneca Lake boasts numerous things to do.

Watkins Glen State Park
Route 14
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-4511

This park is home to 18 gorgeous waterfalls and hiking trails. The park has a shuttle for a fee to make the hike easier, and it can be selected for both going uphill or downhill for the trip. It is good to try to walk some of the distance, however, because you'll want to be able to stroll along the winding but breathtaking cascades of falls. High walls of rock surround the trails of this amazing park. The entrance fee is usually about $8, but some do select to park on the outside of the entrance area. This magnificent park is a must-see attraction from your Watkins Glen inn.

Watkins Glen International
2790 County Route 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(866) 461-RACE

Opened in 1956, this amazing 3.4-mile natural terrain racetrack is a great place to visit from your Watkins Glen bed and breakfast. It hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix "American Grand Prize" from 1908 to 1916. For about $25 (January 2011 price), an exciting Thunder Road Tour of three laps can be driven around the track to get the heart pumping and the feel of the racing. You may even catch a glimpse of one of the well-known racecar drivers.

The Farm Sanctuary
Location: Next to Sugar Hill State Forest

The Farm Sanctuary is only about 15 minutes from town, and it's a fun place to visit from your Watkins Glen bed and breakfast. This place is home to rescued animals including pigs, sheep, cows and more. The price is usually $3 for adults, $1 for children under the age of 12, with the cost being free for children of 3 years and under. Guided tours are frequently available.

Schooner "True Love"
3 North Franklin Street
Seneca Harbor Park Pier
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(877) 724-5238

For a magnificent sailing experience, the 1926 True Love with Schooner excursions is a must. The True Love is 67 feet in length and can seat up to 23 passengers. This gorgeous sailboat was featured in the movie "High Society."

Lakewood Vineyard
4024 State Route 14
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(877) 535 9252

The excellent Lakewood Vineyard is located on beautiful Seneca Lake, with fantastic scenic views. It includes more than 75 acres of grapes that produced many award-winning wines. Both the winery and vineyard are a delight to visit.

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail
2 North Franklin Street
Suite 320 Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(877) 536-2717

Also in the Finger Lakes Region, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail offers 35 beautiful wineries with fabulous varieties of wine. Allow plenty of time, because this trail area could take the whole day to explore.