Active Living in Schuyler County

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Trout Fishing

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Resource Directory for Physical Activities and Programs

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  1. Local Adult Activities
  2. Local Youth Activities
  3. Levels of Physical Activity
Exercise Enterprise
Exercise Enterprise is a Fitness Center that offers Group Fitness and Yoga classes and personal training

300 S. Madison Ave.
Watkins Glen NY 14891 US

Contact Exercise Enterprise for information on classes and costs.

Visit their website at: or


Finger Lakes Volkssport Club
So, what is volkssporting, exactly?

We are a walking club based in the Binghamton/Finger Lakes/Cortland area of New York. Our club is part of a national organization called The American Volkssport Association (which is itself part of the IVV, which is an international volkssport association. There are volkssport walks all over the world. We would love to have you join us for a walk. Our walks are general 10K (6.2 miles), with an optional 5K for those who prefer shorter routes. You do NOT have to be a member to do any of our walks. Feel free to show up and ask some questions. We would love to have you. For information on our walks, simply visit the website. Contact Us if you want to find out more information.

When: Year round
Where: Look at the current schedule for Locations on their website.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are over 100 geocaching spots in Schuyler County
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Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church

2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams, NY | 14812
For up to date information please call
Phone: 607-962-3225
For more information on programs Athletics Ministry

Grand Prix Fitness
General fitness center with a wide variety of free weights, nautilus equipment, cardio equipment, group classes, steam rooms, golf simulator and much more!

140 North Catherine St, Montour Falls NY 14865

Contact Grand Prix Fitness for information on classes and cost

Visit their website at or

Phone: 607-210-4058

GST BOCES Programs

GST BOCES offers leisure learning classes for people who are older than 21 years old.
The classes include the following;
  • Active Living Every Day (ALED)
  • Aerobic Fun in Water
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Introduction to Backpacking
  • Dog Obedience
For more details on the cost, classes and when they are please visit their website GST BOCES

Hiking Trails in Schuyler County
Schuyler Walks Hiking (11 X 17) Trails Maps
Town of Catharine
Town of Cayuta
Town of Dix
Town of Hector
Town of Montour
Town of Orange
Town of Reading
Town of Tyrone
Village of Burdett
Village of Montour Falls
Village of Odessa
Village of Watkins Glen

Schuyler Walks Hiking (8 X 12) Trails Maps
Town of Catharine
Town of Cayuta
Town of Dix
Town of Hector
Town of Montour
Town of Orange
Town of Reading
Town of Tyrone
Village of Burdett
Village of Montour Falls
Village of Odessa
Village of Watkins Glen

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Finger Lakes Trail

Heart Healthy Community Mile Maps

MOVE! Weight Management Program
MOVE! is a weight management health promotion program designed to improve the lives of Veterans. In 2015 more than three quarters of Veterans receiving care in VHA facilities were considered to be overweight or obese. Our goals are to annually screen every Veteran who receives care at VA facilities for obesity, refer individuals to weight management services, and make available different treatment options that fit the needs and preferences of our Veterans. This makes MOVE! the largest and most comprehensive weight management program associated with a medical care system in the United States. Encouraging healthy eating behavior, increasing physical activity, and promoting even small weight losses can reduce health risks, prevent or reverse certain diseases, and improve quality-of-life and longevity.
More Information about MOVE!

Leslie School of Dance
Leslie School of Dance offers many forms of exercise in all of our classes for both youth and adults, alike.
Classes for Adult include :
  • Ballet
  • Zumba
For more details on the times and cost;

Visit their website at,
E-mail or
Phone: 607-535-5350

Odessa Montour Fitness Center
The fitness center in the Odessa-Montour school complex is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30-8:00 p.m. School officials are asking the community to enter the building by the Hanlon Office and enter the gym from the hallway, not directly from the outside. For more information on when it's open check the school's website.

On the Water MMA

Description: On the Water MMA teaches a blended Traditional style of martial arts combining various aspects and techniques from karate, tae kwon do, arnis, and classical jiujitsu into one practical and easy to learn system. Martial arts training places emphasis on individual awareness and consciousness and the underlying philosophy is to respect and preserve life. Through their training students develop physically, mentally, and spiritually as well as learn the art of self-defense and protection. On the Water MMA trains the Body, Mind, Spirit, and Character.

When: Classes occur year round.

Where: Dojo is located 219 N. Franklin Street

Age: Anyone 3 years old or older

For more details on time and cost;
Visit their website at
Phone: 607-592-6163

Ranger Outfitters 
Since 2001 Ranger Outfitters has supplied gear, outdoor guides and outdoor skill courses. The guides are NY State Licensed guides that can take you on a one day hikes to overnight or to three days on the Finger Lakes Trail in Schuyler County. The Outdoor Skills courses available at Ranger Outfitters include Land Navigation, Map Reading, Fire Starting Techniques and  Survival Skills. 

Visit their website at
Phone: 607-346-3685

  • Bone Builders: The weekly classes use the scientifically-based Tufts University’s Strong Women exercise plan, designed to lower the incidence of osteoporosis.
  • Strong for Life: This exercise program is a strengthening exercise program specifically designed for older adults with or without limitations in their daily activities
  • Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

For more information on classes
Visit their website RSVP, or
Phone: Sue Larson at 607-535-2050

Schuyler County Cycling Club
Schuyler County Cycling Club is a small group of loosely organized bicyclists based in Montour Falls, NY. Schuyler County roads are lightly traveled, well maintained and provide a variety of climbing experiences. The group mostly focuses on light racing and fast recreational riding, but tours, kayaking and X-skiing are scheduled depending on season and interest.

When & Where: Please refer to website for schedule rides and locations.

Selah Yoga and Music
Selah Yoga and Music, a space for learning and growing, offering instrumental music lessons and yoga practice. Our hope is to provide a peaceful place of sound and movement, meditation and personal growth to those who attend the studios' offerings.
For more details:
Visit the website:
Phone: 607-703-0010

Summit to Stream Adventures
Summit to Stream offers many forms of physical activity for both youth and adults, alike.

Services include:
  • Kayak and Canoe Rental
  • Guided Hike and Paddle in the Marsh
  • Fly Fishing Classes
  • Charter Fishing
  • Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Outings

For more details on the times and cost;
Visit the website or,
Phone: (607) 535-2701

Watkins Glen KOA
  • Giant Water Slide
  • Zip Lines 
  • Bumper Boats 
  • Pirate Ship Playground
  • Laser Tag
  • Climbing wall
  • Jumping Pillow
For more details on the times and cost; 
Visit their website at
Phone: 1-800-562-7430

Watkins Glen School District Fitness Center, Indoor Track and Pool

303 12th Street,
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

For more details on the times and cost for the fitness center;
Visit their website: Fitness Center or
Phone: Tracie McIlroy - 607-535-3210 Ext. 6004

For more detail on the times of the FREE indoor track;
Visit their website: Indoor Track or
Phone: 607-535-7450

For more details on the times and cost for the pool;
Visit their website: Pool or
Phone: Cyndy Wood, 607-535-3210 ext. 6190

Interested in getting active? Contact Ralph at for more information on how to get more active.

Examples of Different Aerobic Physical Activities & Muscle and Bone Strengthening Activities for Adults to do in Schuyler County 

Moderate Intensity 

  • Walking briskly (3 miles per hour or faster, but not race-walking)
  • Water aerobics
  • Bicycling slower than 10 miles per hour
  • Tennis (doubles)
  • Ballroom dancing
  • General gardening
  • Housework, such as sweeping
  • Active recreation, such as canoeing, hiking, skateboarding, rollerblading
Vigorous Intensity 
  • Racewalking, jogging, or running
  • Swimming laps
  • Tennis (singles)
  • Aerobic dancing
  • Bicycling 10 miles per hour or faster
  • Jumping rope
  • Heavy gardening (continuous digging or hoeing, with heart rate increases)
  • Hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack
  • Martial Arts, such as karate
  • Vigorous dancing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sports such as soccer, ice or field hockey, basketball.
Muscle Strengthening
  • Games such as tug-of-war
  • Push-ups and pull-ups
  • Resistance exercises with exercise bands, weight machines, hand-held weights
  • Climbing wall
  • Sit-ups (curl-ups or crunches)
Bone Strengthening
  • Hopping, skipping, jumping
  • Jumping rope
  • Running
  • Sports such as gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tennis
Examples of Different Aerobic Physical Activities & Muscle and Bone Strengthening Activities for
Children to do in Schuyler County

Moderate intensity aerobic
  • Active recreation, such as hiking, skateboarding, rollerblading
  • Bicycle riding
  • Brisk walking

Vigorous intensity aerobic
  • Active games involving running and chasing, such as tag
  • Bicycle riding
  • Jumping rope
  • Martial arts, such as karate
  • Running
  • Sports such as soccer, ice or field hockey, basketball, swimming, tennis
  • Cross-country skiing

Muscle Strengthening
  • Games such as tug-of-war
  • Modified push-ups (with knees on the floor)
  • Resistance exercises using body weight or resistance bands
  • Rope or tree climbing
  • Sit-ups (curl-ups or crunches)
  • Swinging on playground equipment/bars

  • Games such as hopscotch
  • Hopping, skipping, jumping
  • Jumping rope
  • Running
  • Sports such as gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tennis