Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen

When we first visited Farm Sanctuary my daughter and I were driving between Watkins Glen and Hammondsport on our way back toward Rochester along CR-23.

When we saw the sign for the sanctuary, we both looked at each other and immediately turned down the rocky road, excited for the opportunity to check it out.

Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen

Take a tour

Our tour guide explained the history, mission, and values of the sanctuary.

The sanctuary sits on 175 acres in Watkins Glen, just west of Sugar Hill State Forest and is home to more than 500 rescued farm animals.

We were able to spend quality time making friends with the animals and listening to their stories.

tiny house rental
tiny house rental

Spend the night

Our focus is primarily day trips, but it would be unfortunate not to mention that the sanctuary has overnight accommodations.

You can spend the night at Farm Sanctuary in a cabin or a tiny house. This is a very popular experience for city-dwellers who wish to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of farm life. The dark, starry skies that are revealed far from city lights are great, too.

Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
visitor barn
bed and breakfast

More information about Farm Sanctuary

Cost: Free to wander; fee for a highly-recommended 1-hour guided walking tour

Located in Watkins Glen, 1 hour 45 minutes / 90 miles from Rochester (get directions)

More Information: farmsanctuary.org


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