Watkins Glen, NY is located at the base of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Its central location is the perfect home base for exploring much of what the Finger Lakes has to offer. The town of Watkins Glen is just a 30-minute drive from nearby Keuka and Cayuga Lakes, in addition to the neighboring towns of Corning, Elmira, and Ithaca. It is the gateway to Watkins Glen State Park and Finger Lakes National Forest. It is also well-known as a popular auto racing destination; the former site of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix, it now hosts multiple NASCAR races annually.