So glad to see you’ve found us! Welcome to Corry, PA – a place that about 6,400 people call home; a place where hometown America still exists. Perhaps a modern day Norman Rockwell could live here. It is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I call it home. Perhaps after a visit, you too might consider calling Corry “home.”
Corry is located in northwest Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southeast of Erie, and about seven miles south of the New York state line. Why should one live here? All the benefits of small town living; all the amenities of a larger city are a short drive away.
The Chamber of Commerce, Fine Arts Council, Mead Park Association and other groups too many to mention are constantly organizing activities like Sunday in the Park, 5K races and parades. Our sports programs, school sanctioned and extra curricular, bring all kinds of opportunities to the sports minded. I should mention the beautiful surrounding area. Cyclists and runners will find many miles of rural roads, and the Corry Junction Greenway Trail is being developed and will be the first rails to trails project in Erie County.
Corry boasts the Corry Lawrence Municipal Airport. We have runways to support small corporate jets and turbo-props, and a flight instructor if your passion is to learn to fly. Hanger space and fuel is available. Look and listen on quiet summer afternoons – you are likely to see a number of locals flying their parasails.
If golf is more your style, we have two excellent courses – our 1st class municipal North Hills golf course and the Corry Country Club. You will find them challenging and playable; worth more than a single visit. Speaking of clubs – the Moose, Elks, VFW and American Legion are some of the offerings. Service organizations like Kiwanis, Rotary and more are actively making a difference here in Corry; the YMCA has a fresh look, having just been newly remodeled. More than a few health clubs give good opportunity to keep fit. Hunting and fishing more your idea of recreation? We are in the middle of a number of State Gamelands, and as you become a neighbor you will find many private landholders still willing to allow the recreational use of their properties.
Keeping fit in “mind,” the Corry Public Library is one of the busiest in the county and worth a visit. The Corry Hi-Ed Council provides continuing education for the young and young at heart, with leadership programs to computer classes. The Corry Area School District (CASD) continues to grow. They are very proud of their alumni. CASD can boast about three recent state championship teams in robotics, constitutional academics and softball.
When you stop for a bite to eat, make sure you taste the water – we are certain it is the best.
In our community we have a State model Industrial Incubator, a locally owned and operated newspaper and a diverse industrial base that continues to grow, even in today’s ever-changing business climate. Specialty gift shops continue to open and prosper – come take a look!
And you know something? It is really difficult to try to say everything about something I am so proud to be part of. I’m glad it’s home – why don’t you come see us?
Scott M. Sanford
Mayor, City of Corry