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Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
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In addition to the incomparable beauty of the region that offers delicious wine, craft beverages and locally grown foods, world class art and extraordinary events, Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has a rich history as a place of firsts, of innovators and pioneers.

While you're exploring what Wine Enthusiast Magazine called one of the "Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations" in the world, stop by U.S. Bonded Winery No. 1 which was the First American Winery to win a medal for sparkling wine in Europe and take a tour eight historic buildings on what Car & Driver Magazine rated "the best winery tour in New York." Just up the road you'll find NY's most award-winning winery since 1962, where the "Father of the Vinifera Revolution" helped change winemaking in the eastern United States. Just a couple miles away, enjoy the wines and views from an eco-friendly winery that Travel & Leisure named one of the "most spectacular tasting rooms in the world."

Finger Lakes wine country is also beer country with the rise of exceptional craft beverage options, including craft breweries that have been named best in New York, and breweries in the Finger Lakes that have won individual awards for their brews as some of the best in the state at TAP NY.

While you're in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Travel), learn about a small town boy who became Fastest Man on Earth, received Pilot License #1, held the First Public Flight in America, trained the first female pilot, and was called "Father of Naval Aviation."

About half an hour away, in America's Crystal City - the place where fiber optics and gorilla glass were invented – you'll find The Corning Museum of Glass, the world's largest museum devoted to glass art and artifacts (dating back over 35 centuries). While you're in Corning, make sure you also visit The Rockwell Museum, upstate New York's only Smithsonian Affiliate.

Stay for one of the spectacular events, like GlassFest which has been named to the American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America the past three years and see for yourself why Rand McNally named Corning the "Most Fun Small Town" in America. Stroll the quaint tree-lined blocks of the Gaffer District, on a street named one of the "Top 10 Great Streets of the Year," listen to live music at free concerts, enjoy the wonders of local harvest at the Farmer's Market in one of "America's Most Beautiful Town Squares" (Travel & Leisure).

Head west and discover a new generation of culinary pioneers who are following their dreams off the beaten path as they craft exceptional ciders, beers, wines and unique experiences while returning to their roots.

We aren't the sort of folks, after all, who are satisfied by what we've done, which is why we keep finding new ways to lead the way. Come, see for yourself what we're up to now.

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Located just 30 seconds off I-86, we are an antique shoppe located in an a historic 1868 former church. Our breathtaking Tiffany windows will make you feel as you have stepped back in time with your...
Campbell, NY
Bath VA and National CemeteryBath VA Medical Center and National Cemetery is located just outside the city of Bath, New York. It has been serving the needs of veterans for over 125 years, has a...
Bath, NY
At Bully Hill Vineyard in Hammondsport, it's all about fun. The wines produced here are the kind you drink to enjoy, not the kind that sit on your wine rack collecting dust. With more than 40...
Hammondsport, NY
Corning's Gaffer District is an historic downtown business community with restaurants, retail, museums, galleries, services, and more. Explore the downtown and see why Corning was proudly named 'Most...
Corning, NY
Rated '#1 Winery in the Northeast'An impressive rating by Wine Report for five years in a row Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Ltd., helped put the Finger Lakes on the map for best wine...
Hammondsport, NY
It's in the WaterIt's only fitting, really, that the Finger Lakes Boating Museum would find a permanent home in a town nestled at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, which in the Iroquois language means...
Hammondsport, NY
Tiffany designed sanctuary; only one of very few in the United States. Only remaining church designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in U.S. Tours in July...
Bath, NY
Aviation History in Hammondsport, NYEver felt an intense need for speed? Glenn H. Curtiss certainly did. In fact, he held the title of 'Fastest Man on Earth' for four years of his life. Everything he...
Hammondsport, NY
View the Taylor Family history in pictures and film, the artwork of Walter S. Taylor, and The Coopers Shop - one of the largest collection of cooper tools in the country with a film demonstration of...
Hammondsport, NY
The Oldest Tavern in Painted PostThe first innkeepers, Benjamin and Sarah Patterson, built the Benjamin Patterson Inn at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes in 1796. It is now the...
Corning, NY
Down by the train station early in the morning...Puff, puff, toot, toot Off we go to the Erie Depot Museum The museum opened for business in March 2006 in the former Erie Railroad Depot on Loder...
Hornell, NY
The Middletown Historical Museum has artifacts, pictures and articles on local history including the towns of Cameron, Cameron Mills, Rathbone, Tuscarora and Woodhull.
Addison, NY
Narcissa Prentiss was one of the first non-Indian women to cross the Rocky Mountains. As a missionary, she traveled to Walla Walla, Washington. Free tours at the home of her birthplace.
Prattsburgh, NY
Our Northrup One Room School House is a restored one room school that opened in 1853 and closed in 1960. The building was placed on the historic register in 1999 and is located on Learn Road in...
Addison, NY
Multi-dealer shop featuring linens, china, glassware, fishing gear, period furniture, primitives, silver, clocks, folk art, toys, 'sterling silver' and country items.
Hammondsport, NY
The Opera House, in Hammondsport on the village square, was built in 1901 and is under renovation to eventually function as a Theatre and Art Center. Currently in place is the resident, Opera House...
Hammondsport, NY
Established 1860 U.S. Bonded Winery No. 1 Visiting Pleasant Valley Wine Company is like stepping back in time, as it is the oldest bonded winery in the United States.Located south of Hammondsport on...
Hammondsport, NY
Best of the West in the EastKnown as the 'Best of the West in the East,' the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY showcases the finest collection of western art east of the Mississippi. Just picture '...
Corning, NY
Brick 1831 mansion on National Register, sharing campus with public library. Small museum has memorabilia of area history -- county fair, girls' orphanage, daily life, early aviation, period artwork...
Bath, NY
A New Way to Look at GlassEver been to a museum entirely focused around a single material? Ever thought of glass as more than just something you drink out of? At the Corning Museum of Glass, you'll...
Corning, NY
Museum: Exhibits of 1900 kitchen 1920 parlor, doctors office, one room school, barber shop, Sally Patchin baskets, Woodcroftery, Gunlocke, Railroad, 1930's items, Shafer's Soda Bar, Farm small...
Wayland, NY
Visit our extensive collection of aircraft from World War II to present & try a flight simulator. Science on a Sphere coming Spring 2015. Visit our Gift Shop and grab a bite at the Wings Cafe
Horseheads, NY

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Wineglass Marathon 2016
September is quickly coming to a close which means that everyone in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is getting ready for the expected 6,500 runners from all over the world who will come to participate in the 35th annual Wineglass Marathon races the first weekend...
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