The Chemung Valley is abundant with rolling hills and glorious green open spaces punctuated by the serpentine Chemung River. Enjoy summer green, autumn jewel tones and winter white as you discover why Elmira was ranked on Country Home Magazine’s list of Top 10 Best Green Small Cities for 2007 and Best Green Cities in America in 2008!
Hike, snowshoe or geocache at Tanglewood Nature Center, selected in 2009 by AAA New York's Car & Travel as one of the six best New York sites at which to see glorious foliage colors. The Catherine Valley Trail begs to be enjoyed by bikers and nature lovers alike and the serene Chemung River offers a glimpse into the habitat of bald eagles and other feathered friends.
Chemung County is home to several golf courses including the Mark Twain Golf Course, an original Donald Ross designed course rated the #1 Best Kept Secret by Golf Digest Magazine, August 2004 Edition. With long lazy summers and mild weather stretching into the autumn months you can plan to tee off.