The rain is falling steadily today as I look out my window, so I decided to do a round-up of rainy-day activities in Corning & the Finger Lakes. There are plenty of fabulous indoor experiences to keep all our visitors thoroughly entertained, whether you're a couple looking for a romantic wine tasting adventure, or a family looking for hands-on fun.

Make Your Own Glass

There's not too many places that let visitors get up-close-and-personal with a material hotter than volcanic lava! Explore the galleries of the Corning Museum of Glass, watch the gaffers make a piece live on the Hot Glass Show stage, and become inspired make a piece yourself. The museum if free for kids and teens 19 and under.

Rainy day activities at The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is another great place to explore with your children on a rain-soaked day. Take advantage of the ArtPacks and play scavenger hunt games in the galleries. Explore the "Best of the West in the East" when you take a day to tour the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.

Rainy day activities at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Rockwell Museum of Western Art

Explore the Keuka Wine Trail

Perhaps the best thing about our wineries is that you can enjoy them any time of the year - in any weather. Sure, Keuka Lake is best enjoyed when paired with warm summer sunshine, but rainy days are perfect for slow-paced wine tours along the Keuka Wine Trail. Stop into world-class wineries like Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars and Heron Hill Winery and savor the flavors as you stay dry in the tasting room.

Wine tasting at Heron Hill Winery
Heron Hill

Taste Our Local Microbreweries

Don't forget to check out our local breweries, too! You can even dine at Market Street Brewing Company.

Market Street Brewing Company beer tasting
Market Street Brewing Company

Gloomy weather doesn't have to put a damper on your trip! Come with your umbrella and your rain boots and leave with plenty of fun memories from your rainy day in Corning & the Finger Lakes.