Whether you’re visiting, relocating to our fair city, just checking us out, or are already counted among our 6,500 residents, welcome to Corry!
Where should we start? How about with our safe, friendly, small-city atmosphere in the center of a region replete with amazingly diverse cultural and recreational opportunities. Or, our bustling, historic downtown with its turn-of-the-century architecture. Or perhaps our amazingly diverse history, significant and unparalleled for a community of our size. Or perhaps you’re interested in Corry’s dynamic, world-class manufacturers and the skilled workers who produce parts and finished products for a host of uses across the globe.
Just 30 miles southeast of Erie and the Lake Erie Wine Region, Corry is nestled amongst both fertile fields, and the western foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Chautauqua Lake and the world famous Chautauqua Institution are just to our north, the beauty of Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny National Forest are less than an hour east across scenic Route 6, and the “Valley That Changed the World” with the discovery of oil near Titusville in 1859, and today’s federally designated Oil Heritage Region, is only a half-hour to our south.
We’re a community of volunteers, serving on numerous city commissions and authorities, nonprofit boards, and too many civic organizations and initiatives to mention … Rotary, Kiwanis, Zonta, Elks and so many more! We organize festivals, parades and races, support our schools, and are always on the lookout for opportunities to make Corry a great place to live, work and play. It might be our “Greenway” project to plant trees throughout the downtown, or establishing Erie County’s only rails-to-trails initiative, or creating the Corry Community Foundation to ensure Corry’s groups and organizations have support far into the future.
Corry’s longstanding independence and self-sufficiency have resulted in infrastructure lacking in much larger communities … Corry Lawrence Municipal Airport … a daily newspaper and radio station … the Corry Redevelopment Authority with its own revolving loan fund and industrial park to spur economic development … the 18-hole “North Hills” municipal golf course that draws golfers from throughout the region and the challenging 9-hole Corry Country Club … the Corry Higher Education Council to facilitate all manner of adult education opportunities … our wonderful Corry Public Library and YMCA … and so much more!
And if you like “weather,” we have that too! Bring your skis or snowmobile, and take advantage of being in the snow capital of Pennsylvania … but then be prepared for an explosion of spring colors, ongoing summer activities like “CorryFest,” the Sunday “Art in the Park” event and our Thursday in the Park music series, followed by fall foliage that rivals anything you’ve ever seen.
So welcome to Corry! We’re glad you’re here!