Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Attractions

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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

Betty Kay Bake Shop
Betty Kay Bake Shop

Located on Liberty Street in Bath, NY, this sweet spot will satisfy the entire family with their wonderful desserts & pastries. You must grab a muffin before going back home!

49 Liberty St

Bath, NY 14810

607-776-4842

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Captain Bill's Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
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
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 .

Fishing
Fishing

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!

Golf
Golf

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.

Hiking
Hiking

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.

Landon's Pub & Pizza
Landon's Pub & Pizza

This bar & restaurant mix is a stellar option for those wanting to have a good time. Bring your friends & family, and come listen to some good music!
Try their NEW Monster Mary! (Giant Bloody Mary)

110 W 4th St

Watkins Glen, NY 14891

607-535-9911

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Liquid Shoes Brewing
Liquid Shoes Brewing

With its rustic vibes, this hotspot is known to have some amazing brews, cider & their newly crafted sour beers! They're a must try!
Located on Market St in Corning.

25 E Market St

Corning, NY 14830

607-463-9726

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Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill
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

607-684-6372

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National Soaring Museum
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 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
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.

Shopping
Shopping

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!

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Taughannock Falls
Taughannock Falls

The highest single-cascading waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains! With a scenic view & a beautiful hiking trail, you won't want to miss out on this Finger Lakes natural wonder.

1740 Taughannock Blvd

Trumansburg, NY 14886

607-387-6739

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The Windmill Farm & Craft Markets
The Windmill Farm & Craft Markets

The Windmill features Amish goods, crafts, furniture and baked goods. It is open every Saturday, and is a very popular stop! Click here to go to The Windmill website .

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Watkins Glen Gorge at the Watkins Glen State Park
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 .

Watkins Glen International Racetrack
Watkins Glen International Racetrack

Watkins Glen is the home of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup race held in August and is located just 2 miles from the campground. It also hosts numerous racing events and the annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival in July.

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Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

"Where history takes flight". See military aviation history come to life, featuring 34 aircraft. For more information, visit the National Warplane Museum website .

339 Daniel Zenker Dr

Horseheads, NY 14845

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Wise Guys of Hammondsport
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

607-569-2000

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Jerlando's Ristorante Pizza Company
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

607-535-4254

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Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill
Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill

Located on Franklin St (across from Jerlando's), this bar & grill is a great place to sit down, grab a drink or two, and eat some tasty food!  Especially if you enjoy watching sports!

413 N Franklin St

Watkins Glen, NY 14891

607-535-6705

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Classic Chef's
Classic Chef's

If you're looking for an affordable small-town diner for amazing breakfast, this is the place for you. Located in between Watkins Glen & Montour Falls on Route 414. We highly recommend you check them out!

380 N Catherine

Montour Falls, NY 14865

607-535-9975

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Thai Elephants
Thai Elephants

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

607-210-4168

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