Guided river paddles with Friends of the Chemung River http://www.chemungriverfriends.org
Paddlers must bring their own canoes or kayaks, life vests and paddles. No motorized boats will be allowed. The trips are limited to first 10 paddlers who register. For more information and to register for one or all of the paddles, contact Jim Pfiffer at Chemung River Friends, firstname.lastname@example.org or (607)-846-2242
Hiking & Biking & Water fun
Tanglewood Nature Center, Elmira (tanglewoodnaturecenter.com)
Personius Woods Trails (off site Tanglewood Nature Center trail) West Hill Rd., Elmira. Dogs allowed on leash.
Eldridge Park, Elmira
Spencer Crest Nature Center, Corning
Length: 12 miles
Trail end points: Village Marina at N. Decatur St. (Watkins Glen) and Smith Rd. east of Watkins Rd./SR 14 (Pine Valley)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail ID: 6016626 Trail activites: Bike, Wheelchair Accessible,Walking, Cross Country Skiing
Pine Creek Rail Trail
National Soaring Museusm at Harris Hill, Elmira
The National Soaring Museum (NSM) is one of only two U.S. museums focused on motorless flight. Elmira, NY is regarded as the "Soaring Capital of America," attracting individuals and associations from around the world for thousands of contests, lectures, symposia, and special events.
5-25 minute drive
Mark Twain exhibit at Hamilton Hall and the Mark Twain Study on Elmira College campus
Twain historical sites
Chemung Valley History Museum
The Booth Library - chemungvalleymuseum.org
The center for genealogy and historical research at the Chemung County Historical Society. It holds approximately 4,000 books, 30,000 manuscripts, 16,000 photographic images, and 11,000 maps and architectural records. It has been collecting, preserving, and studying resources on the Chemung Valley region since 1923.
Arnot Art Museum - arnotartmuseum.org
Clemens Center - clemenscenter.com
Offers classes in a variety of art forms - music, dance, visual arts, ceramics, culinary arts and more - for people of all ages and skill levels.
Tanglewood Nature Center - tanglewoodnaturecenter.com
National Soaring Museum - soaringmuseum.org
the people, land and ideas that shape America through the eyes of American artists.
1796 Patterson Inn Museum - heritagevillagesfl.org
historic buildings and displays (1878 schoolhouse, agricultural exhibit, blacksmith shop, log cabin) open March 31 thru mid-December Monday-Friday 10-4.
of Glass - cmog.org
TAGS - summer music performances - tagstickets.com
Friends of the Chemung River - chemungriverfriends.org
25-40 minute drive
Watkins Glen Gorge
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
Planetarium at Corning Community College
Tioga Downs - TiogaDowns.com
the premier gaming, racing and entertainment destination of the Twin Tiers Region. Offers fast paced harness racing (in season), Video Lottery Gaming, up-beat atmosphere of a state-of-the-art sports bar, fine food and spirits and a variety of entertaiment.
Cornell University Lab of Ornithology birds.cornell.edu The Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity- The Visitor Center is open to the public during Lab hours. People of all ages are invited to visit (800) 843-2473. Visits are self-guided.Morgens ObservatoryEnjoy views of Sapsucker Woods pond and the Treman Bird Feeding Garden through an expansive wall of windows. Experience the sights and sounds of birds in the Bartels Family Multimedia Theater.
The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary has more than four miles of trails wind through a variety of habitats used by birds and other wildlife.
Cornell University Plantations trails, woodlands, wetlands, and wildflower fields just waiting for you to find them.
|Restaurants and Breweries|
Elmira RestaurantsBeijing Garden
607-732-7464 – Szechuan and Hunan Cuisine. Excellent atmosphere, service and food, extensive menu. 145 W. Gray St. Elmira Open from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Hill Top Inn (seasonal)
Tanino Ristorante Italiano
Simon’s Tapas Bar & Japanese Steak House
Tuna II Restaurant Japanese Sushi Bar
There are other small restaurants, coffeehouses and pizza places within a 5-25 minute drive from Rufus Tanner House in the Elmira/Corning area.
Market Street Brewing Co. & Restaurant
The Gaffer Grille & Tap Room
Restaurants in Watkins Glen and along Seneca Lake
Rooster Fish Brewing roosterfishbrewing.com
Glen Mountain Market
Grapevine Deli & Bakery Cafe
The Stonecat Cafe
Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro