Owego is a small town located on the Susquehanna River. The name is derived from the Iroquois word Ahwaga, meaning where the valley widens. The town was first settled around 1786 and is one of the earliest colonial settlements in the region. Owego is a wonderful place to visit. The Village of Owego shopping district is packed with unique shops and restaurants. You can stroll through parks and admire the scenic beauty and wildlife of the river on the Owego Riverwalk.

Hickories Park

Hickories Park

Less than two miles off Rt.17/I86, Hickories offers RV and tent camping along the Susquehanna River. Amenities include water, sewer and electric for RV camping, showers, a state-of-the-art dog park, playgrounds, walking paths, playgrounds and a boat launch.

The Wine Connection

The Wine Connection

Specializing in Fine Wines and Spirits at Affordable Prices
Large Selection of Finger Lakes Wines

The Goat Boy

The Goat Boy

A Truly Unique Gift Shop
Vera Bradley, Baby Gifts and More

Hand of Man

Hand of Man

An English Country Market Brimming With Dazzling Displays!

Rusty and Jewel

Rusty and Jewel

Eclectic mix of hand crafted gifts that focus on repurposed and vintage finds. One of a kind treasures and clever creations by local artisians and small businesses in the USA.

The Farmhouse Brewery

The Farmhouse Brewery

New York State Farm Brewery – Locally Sourced Ingredients
Local grains. Local hops. Local fresh ingredients.
Friendly, flavorful and fun. Dog friendly. Kid friendly.
Farmhouse brewery in Owego is one of the Finger Lakes region’s premier farm breweries. It began when Natalie and Marty Mattrazzo started growing their own barley and opened the first licensed malthouse in New York State since prohibition, Farmhouse Malthouse. They opened the Farmhouse Brewery Tap Room in Owego in 2014. The Tap Room serves their own fresh beer, cider and soda along with other New York State craft brews. The demand for their products has grown and they now source their barley from qualified small grains farmers from all over the state. Only the highest quality grain makes its way to the malthouse, where they painstakingly malt each batch of barley using a time-tested artisanal process. Master Brewer Marty uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create distinctive flavors in beers like “Oh My Gourd” and “Beet Saison.” The Farmhouse Tap Room offers a fun, friendly and farm-themed atmosphere that welcomes children and dogs along with craft beer enthusiasts.

Glen Park Vineyards

Glen Park Vineyards

Tioga County’s first winery offers wine produced on-site and tours during open hours. The production and tasting rooms are housed in a rustically beautiful building that was purpose built by local craftsman.

Hiawatha Island

Hiawatha Island

The 112 acre historic Hiawatha Island rests in the Susquehanna River between Owego and Apalachin. It was once a popular recreational site for locals, a riverboat destination, a working farm and the site of a grand hotel. The island is now a nature preserve and home to hundreds of flora and fauna species, including several listed on the state endangered species listing. Currently, a nesting pair of bald eagles calls Hiawatha home. Remnants of the hotel and farm buildings are accessible from the trails that allow guided exploration of the island on foot.

Brick Pond

Brick Pond

The pond comprises 30 acres of open water surrounded by emergent plants and a wet woods. A trail includes an earthen berm and leads visitors around the pond. An active beaver colony is easily visible from the trails. The Pond is known as one of the best birding sites in New York State, due to its tremendous warbler population in the spring and fall. Numerous other songbird and waterfowl species are also easily observed at this site.

Apalachin Marsh

The Marsh is also recognized as one of the best birdwatching sites in New York State. Each year, countless hawks, herons, egrets, wood ducks, mallards, warblers, and other wildlife species visit the Marsh. This site is visitor friendly, with interpretative signs, benches and a trail system.

Tioga Theatre

Tioga Theatre

Enjoy blockbusters, children’s movies and more in this restored historic theatre. Great prices, refreshments and comfortable seating