Local Area Attractions Near Watkins Glen / Corning KOA
The Watkins Glen/Corning KOA Resort would like to warmly welcome you to our home nestled in the greater Finger Lakes region. There are adventures and tranquility for all in the Finger Lakes.
- Take in the amazing natural beauty of the glacial lakes, rolling hills that rise from the lake shores, and an abundance of tributary waterfalls (scenic drive, hiking "250 trails within a 5 to 20 min drive", fish the lake trout capital of the USA)
- Fine wine and culinary delights abound (every pallet can be satisfied and expanded in the Finger Lakes, dinner lake cruises with Captain Bill's)
- Live entertainment at most local dining and libation establishments throughout the summer
- Enjoy a day at one of the Finger Lakes historical museums or the Corning Museum of Glass (make your own hot glass)
- Unique shops, farm & craft markets
Captain Bill's Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
Experience 100 years of history aboard the Seneca Legacy (with a meal as extraordinary as the view) or on the Stroller IV, an hourly sightseeing option. It is located on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen. Click here to go to Captain Bill's website .
Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY
This attraction is a wonderful experience for the entire family. See a demonstration of glassmaking at the Hot Glass Show. Visit interactive displays at the Glass Innovation Center. Learn about the history of glass at the Art and History Galleries. For more information, visit the Corning Museum of Glass website .
With many lakes, rivers, and streams around the Finger Lakes region, there are endless fishing hotspots nearby. Bring your tackle box & poles, and get ready to reel in some big fish!
Several golf courses are located within ten miles, and are open to the public:
Sempler's CaddyShack - Beaver Dams, NY
Rascals Golf Course - Montour Falls, NY
Watkins Glen Golf Course - Watkins Glen, NY
Corning Golf Course - Corning, NY
Look up these golf courses above for more information.
Hike at New York's only Finger Lakes National Forest, with over 13,000 acres of forest land. Also, Watkins Glen State Park has a 1 1/2 mile trail that takes you through the spectacular gorge with 19 waterfalls. Taughannock State Park and Robert Treman State Park, located in nearby Ithaca, offer terrific hiking opportunities.
Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill
With two locations, in Corning & Horseheads, Mooney's is the home for award-winning Mac n' Cheese! You wouldn't want to miss out on this delicious dining hotspot!
Located on 64 W Market St, Corning, NY & 3300 Chambers Rd, Horseheads, NY (Arnot Mall)
64 W Market St
Corning, NY 14830
National Soaring Museum
Experience the science, history and adventure of motorless flight. This Museum is home of the largest collection of gliders and sailplanes. For more information, see the National Soaring Museum website .
Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY
Rockwell Museum houses the largest display of American Western art and artifacts in the East. It has the world's most comprehensive collection of Carder Steuben Glass. For more information, visit the Rockwell Museum website .
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
The 35+ wineries along the shores of Seneca Lake offer individual and unique expressions from one of America's finest wine districts. Each winery's personality will make your visit truly a tasteful experience. Check schedule for special weekend events; Spring Wine and Cheese Weekends, Pasta & Wine Weekends, and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Visit the Seneca Lake Wine Trail website for more information.
Arnot Mall - Offers shopping as well as entertainment. From antiques to Corvettes; from sail boats to fashion shows, the mall frequently brings new displays, demonstrations or entertainment.
Corning's Gaffer District - Downtown Corning offers a wide range of great stores & shops. Here you can shop, eat, and play!
Watkins Glen Gorge at the Watkins Glen State Park
This is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It boasts 19 waterfalls and glacial carved rocks. Enjoy a beautiful hike where history, legend, nature, and beauty blend to offer an exceptional moving experience. Click here to go to the Watkins Glen State Park website .
Wise Guys of Hammondsport
If you're at the Hammondsport/Bath KOA Resort (our sister park), or in that region for the Keuka Lake wine trails, this pizza place should be your #1 choice! The taste of their pizza will make your entire group happy & full. (Delivers ONLY to Hammondsport/Bath KOA / But anyone can dine inside or pickup a pizza if in the area)
90 Pulteney St
Hammondsport, NY 14840
Jerlando's Ristorante Pizza Company
If you're in Watkins Glen, and you're in the mood for delicious pizza, then Jerlando's is your Go-To! However, if you prefer a nice sit-down restaurant experience, their classy restaurant along Franklin St will be delighted to serve you with their Italian menu options.
Jerlandos delivers to the Watkins Glen/Corning KOA Resort ONLY. Not to our sister park in Hammondsport.
400 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Located on 4th Street in Watkins Glen, this Thai cuisine restaurant will surely make your taste buds happy. With their top-notch environment and delicious food, you'll already be making plans to go back! Dine-in & Pick-up Options available.
133 E 4th St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891