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Vacation in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes - New York

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Area Overview

Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes include the small yet fun towns of Corning, Hammondsport, Hornell, and Bath. With small towns that have been voted the “Coolest” and the “Most Fun” in America, world-class museums, award-winning wineries, an exceptional brew scene, unique shops, stunning landscapes, and exciting ways to create your own hands-on fun, there are so many opportunities to check items off of your bucket list. Explore the world’s largest museum of glass art and make your own glass souvenir, be inspired by the “fastest man in the world,” stroll the brick sidewalks of an historic district with over 100 unique shops, galleries, studios and restaurants, and discover upstate New York’s only Smithsonian Affiliate. Spend time browsing one of our captivating museums, or spend the day on beautiful Keuka Lake. There is something for every one here whether you are looking for a lovebirds getaway, a women only weekend, or a great place for your next family vacation. Cozy bed and breakfasts, welcoming hotels, from fantastic mom and pop restaurants to upscale hotspots everyone will feel at home in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bath, Corning, Hammondsport, Hornell.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Keuka Lake offers visitors the chance to boat, fish, kayak, canoe, tube, and do just about anything you could want on the water. Hike or bike on one of our beautiful trails or through one of the National Parks in the region. Enjoy fantastic shopping and delicious dining. Visit on of our many museums and learn about history, art, and glass at the worlds biggest glass museum at Corning Museum of Glass, and Upstate New York's only Smithsonian Affiliate The Rockwell Museum. Get hands on and make your very own souvenirs. Taste award-winning wineries on a beautiful tour along the lake, and indulge in some unbeatable brews and handcrafted spirits at local breweries and distilleries. Attend the farmers markets that boast the best farm fresh products all year long, or attend the nationally know festivals and events all year long in America's "Most Fun" and "Coolest" Small Towns.

Cultural Activities

From art to antiques to glass there is everything to see here. View 35 centuries of glass, or visit a real working blacksmith shop and experience hearth cooking at Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes. Art and music are bountiful in the region whether it be in artist demonstrations, shop windows, galleries, or on the side of buildings there is always something to be looking at. Live music happens frequently at restaurants, breweries, wineries, almost any atmosphere you can imagine.


National and State Parks. Breweries, distilleries, and wineries run rampant through the region. Scenic driving tours of Keuka Lake and surrounding scenery. Museums that will satisfy any interest Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has it all.


Bringing a car is the easiest way to get around. Car rentals, taxis, limo and bus rentals are available.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  15.7  25.4  35.0  4.2 "
 February  18.2  28.1  38.0  3.3 "
 March  26.6  36.7  46.8  4.2 "
 April  35.8  46.9  58.0  4.0 "
 May  45.8  57.6  69.4  3.8 "
 June  54.7  66.1  77.5  3.6 "
 July  60.3  71.5  82.7  3.8 "
 August  58.9  69.8  80.7  3.5 "
 September  50.2  61.3  72.4  3.8 "
 October  39.0  50.4  61.7  4.1 "
 November  31.2  41.0  50.7  4.4 "
 December  21.5  30.6  39.6  4.1 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring and Summer tend to be warm enough for outdoor lake activities such as swimming, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Fall temperatures are often cooler, but the beautiful fall foliage makes up for it. One of the more preferable times to visit due to the beauty of the scenery. Winters are cold and snowy.


From welcoming hotels, homey bed and breakfasts, fun campgrounds, and convenient vacation rentals there is a lot to choose from when staying in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.


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