Explore the Many Things to Do in New York’s Wine Country
From lakefront golf courses and scenic hiking trails to a variety of museums and wineries, the Finger Lakes region offers an array of attractions for everyone. The Country Inn & Suites in Elmira places you close to many of the best things to do in this region, such as touring the Mark Twain Study and Exhibit on the campus of Elmira College or following one of three wine trails, each with a unique—and tasty—theme. Our hotel is also near the Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM), making your trip to the area convenient.Check out these local attractions:
- Arnot Art Museum (10.1 miles)
Wander through exhibits of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries along with 17th-century European art at the Arnot Art Museum. While there, you can admire the museum building itself, built in 1833 and featuring Greek Revival architecture.
Phone: +1 (607) 734-3697
- Arnot Mall (0.7 miles)
Hunt for bargains or splurge on your favorite brands at Arnot Mall, home to more than 100 stores. After a day of shopping, relax with a movie at Regal Cinemas or enjoy a banana split at Friendly’s.
Phone: +1 (607) 739-8704
- Chemung County Historical Society (13 miles)
Watch history come to life at the Chemung County Historical Society, where you can learn about the area’s storied past during the Civil War and the Roaring ’20s as well as famous residents like Mark Twain.
Phone: +1 (607) 734-4167
- Corning Museum of Glass (10 miles)
See 35 centuries of glass art, from ancient to contemporary works, at the Corning Museum of Glass. You can even make your own glass to create a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Phone: +1 (607) 937-5371
- Finger Lakes Wine Country (20 miles)
While you’re in Finger Lakes Wine Country, you’ll find more than just wine. Enjoy the countryside as you tour more than 120 wineries around Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca lakes, sampling fine food and wine as you explore vineyards and waterfalls or take in a concert.
Phone: +1 (800) 813-2958
- Mark Twain State Park (5.8 miles)
Challenge yourself to 18 holes of golf, try your hand at bow hunting or spend a winter’s day skiing through Mark Twain State Park, named for the famous 19th-century author who spent his summers in the Finger Lakes area.
Phone: +1 (607) 739-0034
- Mark Twain Study and Exhibit (6.8 miles)
Be sure to schedule a tour of the study where Mark Twain wrote his most famous works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The study is on the campus of Elmira College, which also houses an exhibit of Twain family memorabilia.
Phone: +1 (607) 735-1941
- National Soaring Museum (5.4 miles)
Take to the skies at the National Soaring Museum, where you can explore the collections of military and competition motorless aircraft. For a true adventure, fly high in a simulator or an actual glider or sailplane.
Phone: +1 (607) 734-3128
- Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (2.5 miles)
From WWII bombers to Huey helicopters and F-14 Tomcat fighters, the collections at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center span several decades of military aircraft. You’ll also enjoy the center's different flight simulators and interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (607) 358-4247
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