Guidebook for Elmira

Lauren
Guidebook for Elmira

Essentials

Wegmans is a great grocery store and only a few blocks from my house. They have a cafe on the premises where you can eat their prepared foods. The store is open from 6am -12am.
Wegmans
1100 Clemens Center Pkwy
Wegmans is a great grocery store and only a few blocks from my house. They have a cafe on the premises where you can eat their prepared foods. The store is open from 6am -12am.

Food Scene

Good place for lunch.
Turtle Leaf Cafe
315 E Water St
Good place for lunch.
Closed Saturday. Mostly a lunch place but on Sunday they offer breakfast, brunch, lunch.
The Pepper Pot Cafe
311 College Ave
Closed Saturday. Mostly a lunch place but on Sunday they offer breakfast, brunch, lunch.
OK place for dinner. Classic American food.
Charlie's Cafe
205 Hoffman St
OK place for dinner. Classic American food.
Good Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.
Taste of Asia
2084-2088 College Ave
Good Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.

Arts & Culture

Sweet little art museum exhibiting European and American art. Temporary exhibitions include works from around the world.
Arnot Art Museum
235 Lake St
Sweet little art museum exhibiting European and American art. Temporary exhibitions include works from around the world.
Housed in what used to be a bank in the 1800s, this is a small, sweet little museum featuring local history. Here I learned where the name Chemung comes from and what it means. There are permanent exhibits on the Native Americans, the Civil War, The Gilded Age, and Mark Twain (of course!). And the temporary exhibits are engaging.
Chemung Valley History Museum
415 E Water St
Housed in what used to be a bank in the 1800s, this is a small, sweet little museum featuring local history. Here I learned where the name Chemung comes from and what it means. There are permanent exhibits on the Native Americans, the Civil War, The Gilded Age, and Mark Twain (of course!). And the temporary exhibits are engaging.

Parks & Nature

Nice place for an easy to moderate hike.
Tanglewood Nature Center
443 Coleman Ave
Nice place for an easy to moderate hike.
One of my favorite walking/hiking spots. About a 10 minute drive from my house. Beautiful woods, fields, and stream.
Personious Woods
One of my favorite walking/hiking spots. About a 10 minute drive from my house. Beautiful woods, fields, and stream.

Drinks & Nightlife

Nice atmosphere with wines and beers from the Finger Lakes.
Finger Lakes House Craft Beer And Wine
389 W Water St
Nice atmosphere with wines and beers from the Finger Lakes.

Sightseeing

Some of Elmira's most famous historic figures rest at Woodlawn Cemetery. Mark Twain, Ernie Davis, Hall Roach, for example. It's only a few blocks from my house and is a lovely spot to wander around and check out the headstones of prominent figures from the past.
Woodlawn Cemetery
1200 Walnut St
Some of Elmira's most famous historic figures rest at Woodlawn Cemetery. Mark Twain, Ernie Davis, Hall Roach, for example. It's only a few blocks from my house and is a lovely spot to wander around and check out the headstones of prominent figures from the past.
This structure now sits on Elmira College property and is a tourist attraction for anyone interested in Mark Twain. It's where he wrote some of his most well-known books and used to belong to Quarry Farm, which is perched in the hills overlooking the Chemung Valley.
Mark Twain's Study
800 Park Pl
This structure now sits on Elmira College property and is a tourist attraction for anyone interested in Mark Twain. It's where he wrote some of his most well-known books and used to belong to Quarry Farm, which is perched in the hills overlooking the Chemung Valley.
This church is famous for its progressive founders who supported the abolitionist movement, and many of its members assisted with the Elmira station of the Underground Railroad. You can tour this landmark church and get a feel for its history.
Park Church
208 W Gray St
This church is famous for its progressive founders who supported the abolitionist movement, and many of its members assisted with the Elmira station of the Underground Railroad. You can tour this landmark church and get a feel for its history.
This museum is across from one of the entrances to Woodlawn Cemetery. It's the former home of escaped slave, John W. Jones. In addition to explaining the importance of Jones and Elmira's role in the Underground Railroad, the museum highlights the history of African Americans who settled in the Southern Tier of New York.
John W. Jones House
1250 Davis St
This museum is across from one of the entrances to Woodlawn Cemetery. It's the former home of escaped slave, John W. Jones. In addition to explaining the importance of Jones and Elmira's role in the Underground Railroad, the museum highlights the history of African Americans who settled in the Southern Tier of New York.