The beautiful downtown of Owego features great independently- and locally-owned shops, restaurants, and cafés, as well as some of the best antique shops and impressive bookstores in the region, surrounded by stately Victorian homes and 19th century architecture. Curiosity seekers can’t miss the Early Owego Antique Center, and for a great place to grab a bite to eat, try The Owego Kitchen.
Stroll the serene manicured pathway along the Susquehanna River that connects Draper and Ahwaga Parks located just below the unique eateries and antique shops perched in turn of the century storefronts above the Riverwalk on Front Street.
Dine with a riverfront view at Las Chicas Taqueria serving casual California-style Mexican food with a scenic outdoor deck.
The Cellar on the River is an elegant eatery serving global grub & booze in a warm space with a riverfront view.
Learn about the 19th century local heroine, Belva Lockwood, who fought for equal rights from the age of 14, ran for president of the United States in both 1884 &1888, and is recognized for other incredible accomplishments for a woman of her time. Her legacy continues at the Belva Lockwood Inn, her beautifully restored home, which is now a B&B, where you can stay and channel this remarkable woman’s spirit.
Tioga Downs Casino Resort
Play and stay at Tioga Downs Casino Resort, which is not only a 5/8-mile harness racetrack, but also a full gaming casino and resort just a short drive from Owego. You can bet on the horses from May through September or enjoy the casino year-round and eat at nine different on-site cafés and restaurants, including the famous NY steakhouse, P.J. Clarke's.
Surrounding Owego and throughout Tioga County are several multi-generational, family-owned and operated farms that offer U-Pick experiences, farm visits, and shops, featuring the locally sourced products and fresh produce from the farms throughout Finger Lakes Wine Country. Check out Iron Kettle Farms in nearby Candor for their greenhouse, Grandma's Barn gift shop, and the many farm animals, including mini horses, goats, cows, pigs, and more.
Explore the Past
Learn about local history, not only in Owego, but throughout all of Tioga County, at the Tioga County Historical Society in downtown Owego. Along with a permanent exhibit of over 80,000 pieces, rotating educational exhibits are also regularly on display.