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Address: Harris Hill, Elmira, NY
Phone Number: 607-734-0641
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Watch the gliders

Traveling through the mountains of New York. What an amazing view can be had from this location. benches to relax on. very peaceful to watch the river flow in the valley, the hang... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Traveling through the mountains of New York. What an amazing view can be had from this location. benches to relax on. very peaceful to watch the river flow in the valley, the hang gliders and glide planes floating overhead. Pretty Neat.

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Corning, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice facility with a combination of opportunities for soaring rides and an interesting museum dedicated to this sport. A very nice part of the community. The location offers tremendous views of the local scenery, both from the ground and while in the air.

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New York State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my grandson to watch the glider planes taking off and landing. It is exciting to watch these planes with no engines floating in te sky powered only by up drafts and air currents.

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As a young boy my father took me along while he enjoyed his passion for flying. One of our trips was to Harris Hill Soaring Center and I remembered as a ten year boy the fascination I had watching sailplanes catapulted off the edge of the flying field. Now 60 years later, thanks to my son buying me a ride... More 

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Mt. Laurel, NJ USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

if you are in the area on a weekend during its months of operations, you definitely should drive up to the soaring center at harris hill. the views are beautiful from the overlook and it is exciting to watch the gliders take off and land, even if you do not take a ride in one. the staff at the glider... More 

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Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The sights and sounds while soaring are absolutely amazing! The views are incredible and well worth the time and money!!! I would recommend a soaring adventure be added to everyone's Bucket List and this is the place to do it from.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Have been coming here for years. Now sharing experience with my 15 year old daughter. Great physics and history lesson(ww2 glider training site). If you get motion sickness be ready. It was worth it but the ride up and the circular route can leave you a bit queasy. Not as bad as a boat ride on choppy water but similar.

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Painted Post, New York
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Year in and year out, nothing beats a hot summer day/night than heading to Harris Hill. For the kids there are the 4 or 5 kiddie rides. For the mid teenagers and up there is the put putt, the driving range,mini go carts, softball and baseball batting cages. Nothing, I can honestly say, nothing up at Harris Hill is over... More 

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warsaw, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Took my husband up here for a special treat for his birthday. We waited in line a bit, but he was able to soar. His ride ended early and they gave him a complimentary flight at another date, of his choice. 2 for the price of 1 - thanks for the memories! Amazing!

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Westford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our vacation decision at Finger Lakes region is mostly based on the location of the soring center. It is a unique experience that I know my kids will really enjoy. You will need to either call or go in person at the club to secure your flight. During your wait, you can visit the nearby museum as the flight ticket... More 

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Additional Information about Harris Hill Soaring Center

Address: Harris Hill, Elmira, NY
Phone Number: 607-734-0641
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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