Introduction to Corning, New York
Corning was first settled in by Europeans in 1796. The area was named after one of its early developers, Erastus Corning. It was originally incorporated as a village in 1848. In 1890, it was reincorporated as a city. Though the city is famous for its glass industry, lumber was the first real industry of the region. Corning is also known as the Crystal City.
Corning and nearby Attractions
- Spencer Crest Nature Center
- Corning Museum of Glass
- Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum Complex
- Rockwell Museum of Western Art
- Painted Post Depot Museum
- Watkins Glen State Park
Things To Do In Corning
In Corning, you can spend your leisure hours at Denison Park, Stewart Park or Meadows Park. The Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum Complex, Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art are also popular local spots. Bloody Run is the site of a battle between the Americans forces and Native American Villagers. The city also offers several shopping centers.
Air transportation is available from Elmira/ Corning Regional Airport.
Corning Higher Education
Corning Community College is the local college. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and Ithaca College also offer higher educational facilities.