4983
New York

Arts & the Outdoors: A Creative Escape with Your Grandchild

Get active and artsy with your grandchild at the beautiful Watson Homestead, where you’ll have a summer of a lifetime hiking, glassblowing, making ice cream, blacksmithing and more!
Rating (5)
Program No. 4983RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,249 / ADULT
749 / CHILD

At a Glance

Get fired up this summer as you and your grandchild create memories that will last a lifetime. During an exciting week in Corning, New York, every day is a new adventure! Get active and artsy with your grandchild at the beautiful Watson Homestead, where you’ll have a summer of a lifetime hiking, glassblowing, making ice cream, blacksmithing and more! When you’re not channeling your inner artists, experience fun activities that only these big open landscapes can offer: Hiking to waterfalls, aiming for the bullseye during archery and repelling from a 36-foot tower. Whatever way you and your grandchild like to learn, Corning has it all!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing up to one-half mile, two hours; uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the ancient gorges and waterfalls as you hike Watkins Glen State Park.
  • Discover glassmaking at the Corning Museum of Glass, with its studio, Innovation Center and hot-glass show, and try your hand at glassmaking yourself!
  • Dive into the past at Heritage Village where you’ll step back into the 1700s and learn what life was like on the frontier. Expert blacksmiths will teach you how to create a few pieces from iron forged in fire.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Kirk House
Kirk House is a leading writer and researcher on the history of the Southern Finger Lakes and aviation innovator Glenn H. Curtiss. He served as the director of the Glenn Curtiss Museum for six years and lectured internationally about Curtiss, the Father of Naval Aviation. Kirk is also an adjunct professor of history at Genesee Community College, and he’s written and published 12 books. For over 15 years, House has been putting his expertise to good use as a Road Scholar instructor at Watson Homestead.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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