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Gaffer District

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Address: 114 Pine St, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830-2654
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Market Street makes a fine walk in the Gaffer District

What a pleasure it was to walk down Market Street, the main boulevard of what is known as Corning’s Gaffer District. It’s a traditional shopping area in the old downtown style... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a pleasure it was to walk down Market Street, the main boulevard of what is known as Corning’s Gaffer District. It’s a traditional shopping area in the old downtown style. Loaded with shops, antiques, eateries, wine bars—everything to entice you to stay a while. There was a farmer's market near the big clock tower one day. We dined in... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool, laid back place to shop, eat, visit... Just an all around neat place to be at... Old world feel and charm

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Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Painted Post
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to park the car and take a stroll up Market Street in the Gaffer district. Windo shopping and just going in and out each of the local stores is fun. Everyone is very friendly. Nicely shaded street, very local flair.

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We're so happy that you visited! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Salem, Ohio, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable time strolling the Gaffer District, so many interesting shops and place to dine. We had a great time. Lovely old building, very clean and well maintained.

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Easton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here because it was a good half way point from Canada. Very pleasantly surprised to find cute, not "quaint" shops. Most Main streets near me in Connecticut are filled with boring retail chains-so it was refreshing to happen upon individually owned shops with unique items. Ate lunch at "Hand +Foot." Again, surprisingly outside of ordinary--fantastic, creative menu. Eclectic "found... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a day in Corning and enjoyed exploring this district. Fantastic architecture, great restaurants, bars, and shops, friendly people all around. A little gem in the heart of Corning.

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Watkins Glen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I'm not a shopper, but the Gaffer District is really a terrific destination overall. So many unique, non-chain retail establishments, fun bars (though not nearly as many in the old days! ;-)), a couple amazing museums, and excellent restaurants. Even a non-shopper like me could easily find a ton of great activities to enjoy and places to explore. And if... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Beautiful area of our Corning. Buildings restorted and well maintained. Very friendly enviremonent. We were there on hot summer day but tres shaded us.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

When we went they had a festival and closed off the street. Venders and merchants were there selling just about anything you wanted at very reasonable prices.

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a very cute area to spend an afternoon. There are an abundance of restaurants to choose from, a few of which offer outdoor dining. There are many vintage shops, jewelry stores and homegoods stores for those who like to shop. We happened to visit during Glassfest and were treated to a bunch of live music, live demonstrations and... More 

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