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#1384209 - 01/23/13 01:35 PM Watkins for Coolest Small Town
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Watkins in running for Coolest Small Town

Watkins Glen has made the final round as one of Budget Travel magazine's top 15 choices in the race for the title of America's Coolest Small Town 2013. The magazine, which last year selected Hammondsport, NY and Beaufort, NC as America's Coolest Small Towns 2012, is urging readers to cast votes to help choose the 8th annual winner. In order to support Watkins Glen, you can click here to reach the Budget Travel website.

Just click on Watkins Glen on the map and hit vote. It only takes a few seconds. Then tell your friends to vote every day until the contest is over. It runs until mid-February.

The Odessa File 2013
Charles Haeffner
P.O. Box 365
Odessa, New York 14869

(607) 594-3594

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#1399764 - 05/01/13 04:15 PM Watkins Glen a Coolest Small Town [Re: newsman38]
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America's coolest small towns 2013

Think your town is cool? Well, thousands of Budget Travel readers thought enough of theirs to nominate them in our 2013 Coolest Small Town in America contest.
To be considered, all your town needs is a population of fewer than 10,000--and the belief that it offers something that folks won't find anywhere else. After hundreds of nominations, we narrowed down a list of 15 finalists and held a month-long online vote this winter. The results....

2. Watkins Glen, New York

Population: 1,859
Gorges, waterfalls, and wine in the Finger Lakes
Why we love it: When a community is situated among some of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S., boasts a world-class race track, and those aren't the major reasons to visit, you know you've got a cool town. Hikers and wine lovers find unparalleled trails and vineyards here, making it easy to fill a day with both sweat and style.
What to do: Two amazing parks--Watkins Glen State Park and the Finger Lakes National Forest (the only national forest in New York State) draw visitors for gorges, waterfalls, and endless trails. Thrills of another kind abound at Watkins Glen International Racetrack, with NASCAR and other auto-focused events. And for the wine connoisseur or novice, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail includes 50 local wineries.


Published May 01, 2013
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#1399946 - 05/02/13 10:36 PM Re: Watkins Glen a Coolest Small Town [Re: newsman38]
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Bet you never see Seneca Falls ever listed?
The last Mayor blew that for you people.
What once was a historic village is nothing but a dieing town now. No factories,no dairys,no machine shop,no jobs, nothing to bring smart people to it any more. How many vacant homes are in the town now. Can't even flaunt a movie house any longer.
Lots of banks,motels that's great. $1.00 menus is the only thing going at Mickey D's they are great.
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#1399961 - 05/03/13 12:13 AM Re: Watkins Glen a Coolest Small Town [Re: Mellow One]
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No factories,


Not true. Goulds Part of Goulds is located in SF. And they've got a giant dump, too...not every town can say that it has a giant dump.

It's been there a long time...I'll bet it's on the National Register of Historic Dumps.
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#1400269 - 05/05/13 10:45 PM Re: Watkins Glen a Coolest Small Town [Re: VM Smith]
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No one wants to visit trash economies...
They stink...
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#1400450 - 05/07/13 12:26 AM Re: Watkins Glen a Coolest Small Town [Re: Genevan]
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You want to visit a real site go to Albany it's full of freaks.
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#1400613 - 05/07/13 10:44 PM Re: Watkins Glen a Coolest Small Town [Re: young guns]
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I think Tompkins has a great idea...we send our trash to SF. "Trash Gateway to the Finger Lakes"...that should be on T-way exit signs, the town limit signs, and on their website.

And it should be branded on some former supervisors' foreheads. I think there was a time when it could have been limited, but it was encouraged.

Man...I remember when that thing was a hole in the ground, for locals, mostly. I used to drive out there and dump my trash.

PROGRESS...HO!! LOL...40 years...look what's been accomplished.


Edited by VM Smith (05/07/13 10:55 PM)
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