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Harris Hill Soaring Center

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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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A July Harris Hill Visit

Ventured there again with beautiful weather and a clear view of the Chemung Valley. This is a DO NOT MISS if one is in the area. It is the glider capital of the Northeast. It has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
arnold t
Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ventured there again with beautiful weather and a clear view of the Chemung Valley. This is a DO NOT MISS if one is in the area. It is the glider capital of the Northeast. It has glider rides able to purchase, several competitions during the year with a amusement park,3 hole golf course, swimming pool and picnic area near by.... More 

Thank arnold t
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the epicenter of soaring in the USA. The airport hosts many soaring competitions during the year, and during the summer does public glider rides. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The prices for the rides are less expensive than expected. However, be prepared to be patient; I visited during the first week of their operating... More 

Thank Kenneth G
Elmira, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Harris Hill is the glider capital of the northeast. The Soaring Center sits at the top of Harris Hill which lover looks the Chemung Vally and Chemuch river in Big Flats, NY. It's a beautiful spot to visit with a driving range, swimming pool, putt-putt course and childrend rides. It's a wonderful place to hold a family outing or just... More 

Thank Charles M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I had a fantastic glider ride as a birthday present! The crew on the ground were extremely welcoming and professional. Glider flight is so elegant, with the only sound being the rush of the wind around the plane. This made it really easy to communicate with my pilot, Rob, about what we were going to do. I learned a whole... More 

Thank Elspeth O
Brewerton, New York
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had my first Glider Ride Saturday with Moe as my pilot. It was outstanding. Moe went out of his way to explain soaring, piloting the plane, and let me take a brief turn at flying the Glider. It was a fantastic experience. In the fall, the operation is run by volunteers on the weekend. Most of them are pilots and... More 

Thank David C
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I purchased a gift certificate for a glider ride for my fiance for his birthday. We arrived and were told he would be going up in the glider in 20-30 min. We waited after 30 min passed we were told he's next and will be going up. Needless to say we ended up waiting well over a hr and a... More 

Thank Nicole G
Oakville, Canada
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110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We visited Harris Hill Amusement Park and stopped to see the gliders! It was AMAZING! All of us (adults and kids) loved every minute of it! So exciting for us as we never got to see something like this coming from the big city. The owners fiance came over to us and offer us to go up close to the... More 

Thank Lisa B
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Arrived at about 10:30 and were the first to fly. No thermals and it amounts to a short ride around in a circle for 100.00. No lift early in the day. NEVER GO BEFORE NOON when the air currents (Thermals are active). I brought a neighbor on a motorcycle ride and a soaring adventure. I called to complain and they... More 

Thank Loutwo
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had the most wonderful experience soaring at Harris Hill Soaring Club, Elmira. Its a small club run by volunteers and they do passenger rides daily during the summers. The staff are very friendly and spent a lot of time chatting with the staff about soaring and watching the beautiful sight of gliders soaring in the quaint Elmira countryside. They were... More 

Thank Prashanth R
Worcester, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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