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Corning
A little piece of the world that has shaped bit of our world. Corning is a starting point for making memories and making chemistry.
Situated in the western half of the state, Corning offers world-class attractions that are not-to-miss and is the perfect starting point to explore the rest of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region.
  • NYS Region: Finger Lakes

  • Distance: NYC: 4hrs - Hartford: 4.75hrs - Philly: 4.25hrs - Boston: 6hrs

  • Famous for: Family Fun, Museums, Wine and Glass

  • Not to miss: Corning Museum of Glass, the area's wine experience and Gaffer District dining.

  • Perfect for: Couples, Families, Wine Lovers

  • Link CorningFingerLakes.com

  • Publish Date: May 11, 2017

#Family #Wine #Museums #Glass

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Why It's Famous

Situated in the western half of the state, Corning offers world-class attractions that are not-to-miss and is the perfect starting point to explore the rest of the beautiful Finger Lakes region.

    • Visit Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars—New York’s Most award-winning Winery since 1962.
    • For kids, adults and art lovers, Corning Museum of Glass has something for everyone.
    • Traveling across the state? Spend a day or stay overnight in the Corning area—the perfect stopping point.
    • Visit shops, glass artisans and restaurants in the classic red-brick downtown of the Gaffer District.
    • An awesome spot for fishing, boating, canoeing and cycling, visit Keuka Lake.
    • Every Thursday, June through October, go to Corning’s Farmers Market.

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This entire museum is devoted to the history and craft of glass. You’ll always remember the hot glass show where artistry happens right in front of you. There is also a cafe, so you can stay the whole day and finish in the gift shop with 200 emerging and established artists.

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You and your family can do almost everything with glass here - from hot glass working, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting (with the help of experienced glassworkers). There are 20 and 40-minute projects to select from and something for every age group.

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It was chosen as the “Coolest Small Town in America” by readers of Budget Travel Magazine! Find out why it’s called the Cradle of Aviation at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum or go for a swim and chill out at the public beaches on Keuka Lake.

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Pleasant Valley Wine Company has an awesome tour, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars has an awesome story, and Bully Hill Vineyards has an awesome restaurant. They all have awesome wine. Experience them and plenty more in the area and hundreds in the region.

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With new exhibits constantly on display, this museum features Native American art, as well as art that tells the history of this country and what it means to be an American.

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Whether you want a tent, cabin, RV, cottage or lodge, this Finger Lakes camping resort has it. There are many activities to keep the family entertained and a spa to keep the adults relaxed and rejuvenated.

 The NY Sherpa Recommends: 

Camping/RV: Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort
7531 Co. Rd. 13,
Bath, NY
607-776-4345
HickoryHillCampResort.com

Museums: The Rockwell Museum - Art About America
111 Cedar St.,
Corning, NY
607-869-4281
RockwellMuseum.org

Foodie: Gaffer District
Pine St., 
Corning, NY
607-937-6292
GafferDistrict.com

Family Fun: Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way,
Corning, NY
607-937-5371
CMOG.com

Family Fun: Corning Museum of Glass - Make Your Own Glass
1 Museum Way,
Corning, NY
607-937-5371
CMOG.com

Craft Brews: Cider Creek Hard Cider
6459 Cunningham Creek Rd.,
Canisteo, NY
607-301-3244
CiderCreekHardCider.com

Wine: Corning Area Wine Experiences
Corning, NY
DrFrankWines.com
PleasantValleyWine.com
BullyHillVineyards.com 

Cool Towns: Hammondsport
Main St.,
Hammondsport, NY
Hammondsport.org

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