Corry's Trail of Simple Pleasures
Corry, PA is the second largest city in the county and is located at the junction of Erie, Warren and Crawford Counties. Over the last 150 years Corry has evolved from a railroad boomtown into a thriving community - a great place to live, work and play.
Trail Head: Mead Park at 974 Mead Avenue, Corry
Corry’s Downtown Shopping District: An array of antique shops are located in the heart of Corry. With the ability to buy and sell antiques and collectibles of all kinds, these shops have a continually changing inventory. From pottery and tools to jewelry and coins, there is something for everyone. Be sure to check out their furniture stores, too. With a vast inventory, they offer new and used furniture and appliances for every room of the home.
(Sites/points of interest located along the trail)
1. Mead Park: No town is complete without a park. Mead Park is an inviting 48-acre wooded park located in the center of Corry. Donated by former resident Glenn Mead, Corry residents and visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of our area.
2. Corry Historical Museum: Located on the grounds of Mead Park, the Corry Historical Museum’s collections contain items dating back to the Eriez Indians. The Museum is home to a Climax Locomotive, displays presenting Corry’s rich history, images of early American life and items made by local industries. Stop in to learn more!
3. City Park: On the left, you will see the beautiful City Park that is home to many cultural and social events throughout the year. W. H. L. Smith set aside 5 acres of land in the 1860s and planted trees to create this community treasure.
4. Smith Education Building (Center Street): This building was once the Corrian Hotel and was designed in the Art Modeme architectural format. Today, the building houses the Corry Higher Education Council which offers college-level courses. It also hosts many community meetings and training sessions.
5. Corry Post Office (East Main Street): Corry strives to preserve its history. This Post Office was built in 1915 due to the large volume of shipments from the Nu-Bone Corset Company. It was constructed in the Neo-Classical Beaus-Arts form.
6. Climax Engine: As you look to the left at West Main Street, you will see the large brick building where the Climax Locomotive was built by Climax Manufacturing Company. It was invented by Mr. Charles D. Scott and was designed to haul logs. Several models were later designed to fill the needs of many industries. Over 1,000 locomotives were built to carry loads over rough terrain.
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