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Old 06-09-2019, 07:02 PM
bmoak is offline
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Now on to the villages/towns/cities! I've never been as far west as Lake Canandaigua, so I'll leave that out. I was planning on doing links for things, but that would be too time intensive.....

Owego: No special attractions, but Owego is very picturesque and the kind of place that gets mentioned in lists of America's best small towns. The village is prosperous, with the economy underpinned by Lockheed-Martin. The walkable downtown is filled with an eclectic selection of shops, eateries, and antique centers. A few miles east is Tioga Downs Casino/Horsetrack (harness)/Hotel/Spa. The casino hotels are sometimes the best nightly rates in the area (There is another one near Geneva.).

Elmira: A very not picturesque city. Elmira is a small city that is getting by after its primary industry (railroads) disappeared. Mark Twain summered in Elmira for the last twenty years of his life, and Elmira doesn't let you forget it, as every fourth thing in the city either has Clemens or Twain in its name. He's buried in Elmira, and the detached study where he did his writing is at Elmira College, which hosts the Center for Mark Twain Studies. There is also the Arnot Art Museum. Outside of Elmira is the Harris Hill Soaring Center and the National Soaring Museum, dedicated to motionless flight. If you want to ride in a glider or get lessons, this is the place to go.