Chamberlain Acres Garden Center and Florist:
Offers a Farmer’s Market every Sunday year round in addition to the nursery and gift shop.
County Chamber of Commerce:
Our award-winning Chamber really is all that! Stop by and pick up brochures, maps, coupons and free chocolate turtles from the big bowl in the lobby!
If you love antiques, you MUST go here. Check out their website and you’ll see why.
The Town of Elmira did an amazing renovation on this park, with waterfalls & marble statues.
They have rides, the most beautiful miniature golf course in the world, and a lake with rental
paddle boats. Go back in time and enjoy a day at the park.
Harris Hill: A mini amusement park with put put, go karts, ice cream, swimming pool.
Harris Hill Soaring: Take a glider ride! Or just go and watch them being towed. They're beautiful silent birds.
National Soaring Museum:
The museum presents the heritage of motorless flight.
Wings of Eagle Discovery Center:
Tour a 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Self guided tours and flight simulators.
Also has a gift shop and you can grab a bite to eat at Wings Cafe.
Chemung Valley History Museum
Dedicated to the collection, preservation, and presentation of the history of the Chemung Valley region.
The center for genealogy and historical research at the Chemung County Historical Society. It holds approximately 3,000 books, 30,000 manuscripts, 16,000 photographic images, and 11,000 maps and architectural drawings.
Has fabulous shows including traveling broadway shows.
Tanglewood Nature Center
Has great hiking and a nature center.
Mark Twain Study
Located on the Elmira College campus, Twain wrote many of his works in this octagonal building.
Heritage Village of the Finger Lakes
An oldtime village with buildings and interactive exhibits.
Final resting place of Mark Twain, as well as many confederate soldiers from the Civil War.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Housed in Corning’s old City Hall, this museum features American art. Note: this is not a museum featuring Norman Rockwell.
Trolley into Twain Country Tours
Seasonally, during the months of July and August, hop aboard The Elmiran for a one-hour, narrated tour of historic Elmira.
Premier destination for live music.
If shopping is your thing, the Arnot Mall is 15 mins away. In that same area is a conglomerate of chain stores: Sportsman's Warehouse, JoAnn Fabrics, Lowe’s, PetSmart, WalMart, etc.
Elmira's jazz club, featuring music, food and drinks.
Serves up fresh homemade pasta.
Offers classic American cuisine.
Finger Lakes House
Features locally crafted beer and wine and a light finger-food menu.
Italian food and brick-fired pizza.
In Horseheads. Very good Italian food. Upbeat, upscale, bit pricey but worth it.
No website. 2 Hanover Square, Horseheads, NY. (607) 796-5888
Lib's Supper Club
Serves up Old World Italian cuisine with steaks and seafood.
A classic diner with desserts.
Hill Top Inn
Located at the top of Jerusalem Hill Road, giving you a magnificent view of Elmira while dining in style.
Breakfast and brunch with a good vibe.
Family restaurant bar and grill. The self-proclaimed “Cheers” of Elmira.
Pietro & Son
Italian pizzeria and restaurant, (with a beautiful enormous fish acquarium).
Siam Elephants Restaurant
Great Thai food.
Barb's Soups On
Family-owned lunch spot with a deck.
Corning Museum of Glass
It's Corning Glass! You can blow your own glass creation.
The town of Corning is upscale and has nice shops, antiques, restaurants.
Within an hour's drive are many state parks, many with gorges and waterfalls. If you like to hike, it's an amazing area.
Watkins Glen Raceway
Watkins Glen International is an automobile race track, recently purchased by NASCAR. 45 mins away.
Watkins Glen State Park (45 mins):
One of the best parks in the area, where you can walk behind a waterfall.
From that website you can look at other state parks.
Casino in Nichols, NY. 30 mins away.
Lab of Ornithology
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds.
Cornell Plantations is alive with plants, purpose, and a presence that truly distinguishes the university among its peers. Has a mature botanical garden and arboretum.
Taughannock Falls in Ithaca (1 hour):
Taughannock Falls has a 215-foot drop and is quite impressive, and runs all year long.
Within the Ithaca area, there are about 25 state parks and forests, so you can explore those on the website.