Tioga County, with Owego as its county seat, is an authentic, historic area in the southern Finger Lakes Region offering fantastic cultural, shopping and recreational opportunities.
Enjoy scenic riverside restaurants, parks, and museums, outdoor concerts, special community festivals, or experience the excitement of video gaming, harness horse races, drag or stock car racing. Fish the majestic Susquehanna River in the southern portion of the county for huge muskellunge to delicious trout in the creeks of the villages in the north, each one of Tioga County’s nine towns has something special to offer.
In the spring and summer, golf at one of nine golf courses, enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the river, or do some hunting and fishing. In the winter, Tioga County comes alive with cross-country skiing and those who want to “get away from it all” can enjoy a peaceful walk down historic 19th century tree-lined streets, shop for antiques, or enjoy a romantic weekend at a secluded little bed and breakfast. Tioga County is home to a number of musicians, artists and craftspeople, many of whom are recognized throughout the nation. The county offers outstanding local theater groups which perform regularly, as well as outdoor concerts and special festivals held annually.
Make sure you check out the Haunted History Trail of New York State. The trail will take you to places where human forms come out of the mist and strange lights wink from the dark! It will include places in Tioga County such as the Zombie Festival, Zombieland, and the haunted tour of the oldest hotel in Owego, the Parkview Restaurant.
We invite you to experience Tioga County, NY, because…we’ve got the spirit that brings you back!