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The Corning / Elmira Region

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.

The 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 Market Street.


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.

Watkins Glen is gorge-eous!


Watkins Glen State Park (left) at the foot of Seneca Lake holds one of the must beautiful chasms in this "gorge-eous" terrain. This small Schuyler County village is also famous for its International Speedway.

The areas around Keuka and Seneca Lakes are also known for their favorable grape-growing climate and many boutique wineries. Hammondsport, at the foot of Keuka Lake, is a good place to start your tour. The village offers great shopping and is home to the Glen Curtiss Museum that honors the hometown boy who was one of the pioneers of aviation.

Elmira was for many years the home of writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain.) His writing studio are open has been moved to Elmira College where it is open for tours during the warmer months. Twain's spirit lives on in a wide variety of musical and theatrical performances at the Clemens Center.

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