The Corning / Elmira region forms
the southern foundation of the western Finger Lakes. This is a land of great scenic
beauty with many glacier-carved gorges and waterfalls. Outside of the industrial
cities of Corning and Elmira, the land is still predominantly farms and forests.
Corning Glass Center is the second biggest tourist attraction in Western New York
(after Niagara Falls.) Corning is also home to the Rockwell Museum which features
the best collection of American Western Art in the East, and great shopping on
Note:For purposes of this travel
guide, the Corning / Elmira region is considered to comprise the counties of Steuben,
Schuyler and Chemung
Under the New York State "Vacationland" scheme, these three counties
are included in the 14 county Finger Lakes region.