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Corning Museum of GlassThe Finger Lakes are a great place to explore while you're here for the Wineglass Marathon. explore the world of glass and make your own glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. Sip a glass of wine or several on the wine trails of Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake. Shop the stores in Corning's Gaffer District. For more information on where to go and what to see, check out the links below: 

Explore the Finger Lakes 

  • Corning & the Finger Lakes (Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau) - accommodations, restaurants, attractions and events in Corning, Bath, Hammondsport and Hornell
  • Corning's Gaffer District - attractions, restaurants, shopping and events in Corning's shopping district
  • Finger Lakes Wine Country - attractions and wineries, restaurants, events for the entire Finger Lakes region

Must See Attractions

Make Your Own Wineglass Tumbler at the Corning Museum of Glass 

In honor of the Wineglass Marathon hosted annually in Corning, this limited edition experience is being offered.  Ages 14 and up have the opportunity to shape and manipulate hot furnace glass,  while our professional staff guide you through this multi-step process. You'll start by choosing the colors you want to use and then dress in the safety gear provided. You will shape the tumbler by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the glassblower guides the glass with special tools. Then you'll take a seat in the glassblower's bench. You'll be using traditional glassmaking tools to shape molten glass just like glass artists. After the wineglass tumbler is formed, it is removed from the iron and placed in an oven to begin the overnight slow cooling process. Wineglass tumblers are ready for pick up the following day or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada. The Wineglass Tumbler costs $44 per tumbler. Spaces fill quickly. Make your reservation online at http://reservations.cmog.org.

Wineglass Marathon Tumblers

Wineglass Half Marathon Seneca Lake Wine Tour

We invite half marathoners, and their partners, to celebrate their successful run with a visit to a handful of our award-winning member wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail Sunday afternoon, October 5, 2014. This remarkably affordable opportunity is a great chance to visit some of our region's wineries safely and responsibly. Ticketed passengers will be picked up at a designated area in the parking lot of Corning's Wegmans at 1:00 p.m. sharp, and returned to that parking lot around 7:00 p.m. that same day. Passengers will be visiting the following wineries:
Ravines Wine Cellars (http://www.ravineswine.com)
Belhurst Estate Winery (http://www.belhurst.com)
White Springs Winery (http://www.whitespringswinery.com)
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars (http://www.senecawine.com)

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Wineglass Weekend is fast approaching!  We hope you’re joining us October 3-5 in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes. We’re welcoming a record field of almost 6,000 runners to our flat, fast and scenic course from Bath to Corning with its picturesque finish on Historic Market Street.  The Corning Museum of Glass is our new host of the Wineglass Expo where you’ll see an expanded array of vendors and our world class museum.  Named one of the country’s top destination marathons, the 33rd Annual Wineglass Marathon has a new start time (8:15AM) and a new requirement to take a bus to the start line – no drop-off or parking at the start.  Make sure you’re familiar with the new requirements so you have your best run on Sunday! The wildly popular Wineglass Half Marathon in its fourth year goes off at 7:45AM on Sunday.  Named a “must-do” half marathon, this very popular distance filled to capacity before the full marathon and is sponsored for the first time by Seneca Lake Wine Trail. We love that so many runners make the Wineglass their first-ever half marathon. We want everyone to take part in the weekend, so come join us for the Wineglass 5K at 8:30AM on Saturday, October 4.  It’s a fun and easy warm up, and is the one weekend race where REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!