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Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival on June 17 & 18

The 18th Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival & Cardboard Boat Regatta is Family Style fun! Held in Watkins Glen at Seneca Harbor Park…this unique waterfront event captures the spirit of the Finger Lakes. Friday night escape to paradise amid the enchanting peacefulness and beauty of Seneca Harbor as dusk becomes night amid the glow of the Lighting of the Harbor. Friday evening includes live entertainment all along the Seneca Harbor Waterfront…Food Court will be open with a variety of favorite fair food. As the sun sets the harbor begins to beckon as Harbor Light show begins. Events on Saturday take on a much livelier mood. From 11-2p visitors can stroll through the Concourse de Cardboard…check out the cardboard boats and meet the crews. At 2pm it’s the 18th Edition of the “Nearly Famous” Cardboard Boat Regatta. Laugh and applaud the bold and adventurous Captains and Crews of the Cardboard Boat Regatta as they bravely “sail’ their cardboard crafts from launch to break wall to finish line. The Cardboard Radio Network keeps everyone informed about the antics of the Captains and Crews and whether they sank or made it to the finish line!And keep in mind, as with all Watkins Glen Promotions events, all activities and entertainment at the Waterfront Festival are free including parking.On Sunday your “Finger Lakes Getaway” can take you in many directions Watkins Glen offers hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing charters, boating, marinas, sports fields and playgrounds, roller skating and world famous fishing and of course SHOPPING! Our Watkins Glen State Park is famous the world over its natural beauty. Visit our nearby Finger Lakes National Forest and bird watching, hiking and camping, and horseback riding. And the Catharine Valley Trail is perfect for walking and biking.Watkins Glen offers lodging accommodations that offer a variety of amenities and luxury, and those that suit the budget conscious traveler. You’ll find spacious, comfortable accommodations overlooking the lake, beautiful vineyards or the waterfront at the variety of Independent Inns and Hotels, Motels and B and B’s… If the festival whets your whistle for some fun on the water a scenic tour or a dinner and cocktail cruise will put you in a Finger Lakes state of mind. Like the wind on your face and the sun on your shoulder then a 3 hour sail will suit your fancy. Like your water fun with a paddle in your hand…Kayaks rentals are also available in addition to guided fishing tours. When you’re ready for dry land…take a spin around the famed Watkins Glen International Raceway. You can drive yourself on a Thunder Road Tour at noon or 5pm. As you explore our Village and surrounding countryside…experience our Seneca Lake Wine Trail…with over 50 Wineries you are sure to fine a new favorite. Then take advantage of the unique flavors that result from the pairing of our fine wines with local culinary temptations. Whether you are interested in home style cooking, award winning culinary experiences, dining by the water, or visiting our wide assortment of cafes, bars, or pubs, you will find it all in Watkins Glen. Indulge Dad and the family…experience a Watkins Glen~Seneca Lake week-end.

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