Month: June 2008
Elmira used to be a fun place, but that changed when I was just a little girl. Thankfully, various projects such as the Eldridge Park Preservation Society are working to bring past attractions back to Elmira, and Elmira is becoming a fun place again in the summer months. A 1929 Popcorn Truck has been refurbished and sells bags of popcorn for $1 at Eldridge Park and the downtown Elmira farmer’s market on Thursdays in the summer. Eldridge Park now has many of it’s original non-amusement park style attractions back, such as the dragon boat and paddle boats on Eldridge Lake, the summer stage where bands play on the weekends, a dance hall, an arcade (the original arcade was one of the oldest in the nation), and a recreation of the original early 20th century carousel. My mom and I visit the park often to go walking, but we have not been to any of the attractions yet. There is also a recreation of an Elmiran trolley car (but as a standard automobile), that has tours of Elmira, including the Mark Twain’s study. I have driven past Mark Twain’s study many times, but surprisingly I have never visited it before.
Corning is a nice little city. They kept a lot of their history like an old bridge that can now only be crossed by foot, and original buildings downtown. We like to get food at one of the restaurants and eat in the beautiful gazebo in the park.