located along the southern edge of the Finger Lakes along the Chemung River,
has a small-town feel with big-time charm. Best known for its roots in glass
is home to Corning Incorporated, makers of glassware and ceramics. The Corning
Museum of Glass, which has one of the most extensive artistic glass collections
in the world, is a must-see destination. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art
also draws visitors to the area; its eclectic collection of American Western
and Native American art is among the best on the East Coast.
In historic downtown Corning, the streets of the Gaffer District are lined with antique shops, restaurants, glass-making studios and specialty stores. The town hosts events and festivals each year, including GlassFest, Jazz & Harvest Fest and the seasonally themed Crystal City Christmas. A number of trails or self-guided tours are geared toward specific interests. Induldge your sweet tooth with the decadent treats on the Chocolate Trail, or discover priceless collectibles on the Antique Trail. Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, there is always something to see and do in the buzzing town of Corning.