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Catharine Valley Trail

  • Trail runs from Watkins Glen to Horseheads
    Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • (607) 535-4511

This year round recreation trail provides visitors the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty and historic charm of the glacially-carved valley south of Seneca Lake. Following abandoned railroad and canal towpath corridors, the trail passes through a variety of wildlife habitats. The compact stone-dust trail surface accommodates walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Currently six miles of the trail is available for use. When construction is complete the trail will be twelve miles long and extending from the Village of Watkins Glen to Horseheads.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in bathing areas. Current rabies certificate is required.

Points of InspirationCatharine Valley Trail is part of the Points of Inspiration Scenic Views Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit

  • Seasonal Availability:
    • Year-round
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