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Harris Hill Soaring Center

51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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Harris Hill is the glider capital of the northeast. The Soaring Center sits at the top of Harris... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
Charles M
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Elmira, New York
What a rush!

I had a fantastic glider ride as a birthday present! The crew on the ground were extremely... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Elspeth O
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New York City, New York
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51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
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Reviewed 11 February 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...More

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 26 October 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...More

Thank Elspeth O
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Reviewed 29 September 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,...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 22 September 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...More

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 14 September 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...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 31 August 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...More

Thank Loutwo
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Reviewed 14 August 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...More

Thank Prashanth R
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Reviewed 3 July 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.

Thank gofishdan
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Reviewed 1 July 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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Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank trevtravel
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travelcato
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Response from JLynnMonica | Reviewed this property |
Yes! This won't let me post the website but if you google National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY you will get it. Have fun!!!
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BobRishel
3 October 2015|
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Response from gofishdan | Reviewed this property |
Just show up and get on the list. under a hundred bucks and the most stunning views you can imagine.
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