Our area has a wealth of attractions and events with miles of Finger Lakes Trails and numerous parks for family entertainment, hunting and fishing. Central Steuben County, named after the Revolutionary War field general Baron von Steuben, is centered in Bath, the County Seat, and includes Avoca, Kanona, Prattsburgh and Savona. It is located in the South Central portion of the State. We are the proud home of the longest running County Fair in America.
Bath VA and National Cemetery
Argonne Ave. Bath, NY
Bath VA Medical Center, part of VA Health Care Upstate New York is located in the Southern Tier of New York State. The Medical Center serves Veterans in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties in NY, as well as Veterans in Tioga and Potter counties in Pennsylvania.
The Medical Center, founded in 1878 as a Grand Army of the Republic Soldiers and Sailors Home has proudly served Veterans for over 130 years. The facility provides a full range of patient care services. They also provide primary and mental health care through clinics in Coudersport, Elmira, Mansfield and Wellsville.
A national cemetery with roots dating back to the Civil War is also located on the Medical Center grounds. There are five Medal of Honor recipients interred at Bath National Cemetery, as well as 28 soldiers from the War of 1812, and a large number of Union Soldiers from the Civil War. Bath National Cemetery also maintains Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, New York.
The Cohocton River
The Cohocton River starts around Dansville, NY and winds its way south through the heart of Steuben County. Well known as a premier Trout Fishing River in the area, it also hosts the Annual Boy Scout Regional Raft Regatta for the Five Rivers Council. The River is also utilized by canoers and kayakers alike in the Spring through early Summer, as the water levels are typically too low later in the year.
The Dormann Library
101 West Morris Street, Bath, NY | (607) 776-4613 | www.dormannlibrary.org
A beautiful, modern library nestled nicely into our picturesque town. The Dormann Library features all the conveniences you would expect to find in a library plus the “Ch@pters C@fe” featuring an excellent selection of refreshments you can enjoy while reading the paper, playing a game of checkers, or checking in on your Facebook friends using the modern computer systems and WiFi. We love to remind people that we are not an old fashioned “shushing” library!
Finger Lakes Boating Museum
8231 Pleasant Valley Rd. Hammondsport, NY | (607) 569-2222 | www.flbm.org
The Finger Lakes Boating Museum exists for the education and preservation of the rich history of boating activities and boat building in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Their large collection of boats have all been built or have seen extensive service in the Finger Lakes. Open daily 10am-6pm April thru October and 10am-4pm November thru March.
Finger Lakes Trail
Stretching for miles and miles around the Finger Lakes area, Central Steuben County is home to many sections of The Finger Lakes Trail. You never know what wildflowers may be hiding under the leaves or what critters you may find hanging out on the side of the trail. Enjoy the serenity of nature or work up a sweat- either way, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty and diversity of wildlife our area offers.
Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum
8419 State Route 54 Hammondsport, NY 14840 | (607) 569-2160 | www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport’s favorite son, is located on Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events, and a gift shop. In addition to seeing the museum displays and exhibits, visitors are welcome to visit the Restoration Shop to talk with volunteer craftsmen and watch them work on historic aircrafts.
Mossy Bank Park
The breathtaking view of Bath from the overlook is one of the main attractions at Mossy Bank Park. Add to that miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, a fishing pond and a Nature Center and you have the makings on one stellar park. During the spring and summer months, Mossy Bank also bears the distinction of being the best place to sight Bath’s own Bald Eagle Nest. Next time you’re in the area, be sure to put Mossy Bank Park on your itinerary!