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  1. Jackie Gammaro

    Corning has historic Market St, a bunch of parks, nature trails, and interesting museums, the Rockwell and CMOG -Corning Museum of Glass. At CMOG you can take glassblowing classes. June – September is the best time to visit for weather and fun – it’s surrounded by the finger lakes region. Plan a day to head to Watkins Glen, which has a beautiful gorge that is open to the public, Seneca Lake, which has many wineries and the opportunity to go boating. Don’t forget about the great food either, Mira Bella’s in Montour Falls has great food plus the opportunity to sit lakeside and enjoy the view of the lake. Then you could spend a day in Ithaca, which sits on Cayuga Lake, another opportunity for boating, plus the Commons, Ithaca’s downtown always is a nice stroll. They have a great farmers market on the weekend. In August , we have the Nascar race. In July we have a great festival near by! Grassroots festival in Trumansburg, NY. Which is very c
    lose to Toughannock Falls, a beautiful part of nature. Elmira, is near by and you get to visit Mark Twain’s summer home and enjoy a little history about him. So much more to say, very proud of my home-town and happy to visit anytime I get the chance. Go visit! It will be worth your while, especially to get the best cup of coffee anywhere, Soul Full Cup on Market St.

  2. Glen Cowgill

    Looking at the picture I could become very interested in taking a trip to Corning but, I would love to see an in-depth article as to why I should visit, available RV facilities, and other things to do. I really want a compelling reason to go there.

    • Kim Thompson

      Hi Glen,

      Corning is certainly a fun place with plenty to do! You can visit the world’s largest glass museum, The Corning Museum of Glass, and make your own glass souvenir. You can wander through our downtown, Corning’s Gaffer District, and visit shops, restaurants, galleries, and even another world-class museum, the Rockwell Museum of Western Art — a true gem! We have all kinds of fantastic festivals that happen throughout the year. We have all kinds of information on our website, http://www.CorningFingerLakes.com, and you can browse events and activities. Less than half an hour away is beautiful Keuka Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country (also home to Hammondsport: the Coolest Small Town in America!) You can visit more than 130 wineries in the Finger Lakes, and even stop at some of our 50+ breweries. We have lots of campgrounds very close to our downtowns, and you can find the one that’s right for you on our website, as well. http://www.corningfingerlakes.com/stay/camping

      Feel free to download our digital travel guide, or request one to be mailed to you! It will certainly help you in your travel planning! http://www.corningfingerlakes.com/about/travel-guide Please let me know if you’d like any more information.

      Kim with Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes

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