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Things to Do in Cortland, NY

Lots to do here in the heart of New York! Skiing yields to bicycling when spring arrives. Fishing in Cortland County reaches its peak during spring and summer. The thirty mile Tioughnioga River, a classic American waterway is perfect for kayak or canoe. Plus we have nineteen beautiful towns and villages to explore with museums that will tell you who we are and where we came from. Ever heard of golf without reserved tee times? We have. Five courses to choose from... come play!

Fall is one of the most spectacular times of the year if you are a "leaf peeper." Our fall colors make simple drives an experience to remember. The fish are biting this time of year too! Lake or pond, stream or brook, they are out there waiting. And, whatever the season, but especially in the fall, there is a reason to celebrate with a festival or a fair. From the Corn Festival to the Pumpkinfest... and everything in between.

If it happens in the snow, chances are we have the place where it is happening. Some of the best skiing in the Northeast can be found at one of our three different ski areas. Countless hiking trails convert to cross-country ski trails all winter long.

Cortland County Golf Courses  
Golf Courses

Cortland County has five great public golf courses offering golf at greens fees so low it will astound you! Courses are open as seasonal weather permits so call ahead in the Spring and Fall to be sure. Click here for detailed information about each course.

Central NY Maple Festival
Ski resorts in Cortland include: Greek Peak, Song Mountain and Labrador Mountain. Click here for more information.

Museums and History Center
Cortland County abounds in history. There's a beautiful Victorian mansion in the "1890s House," the County's Historical Society at the "Suggett House," an old time country store you can still shop in. You can even get a feel for that old country time music and history at the "Music Park Museum." View Cortland County Museums.

Summer Stock Theatre
Summer Stock Theatre
Cortland County is proud to have one of the longest running professional summer theatres in the state of New York. The Cortland Repertory Theatre offers live theatre in a spectacular setting right on Little York Lake from late June to early September.

Fishing and Boating in Upstate NY
Fishing and Boating
Along with kayaking and canoeing the thirty miles of our scenic Tioughnioga River you can also put your boat on Little York Lake or Whitney Point Reservoir which offers boat rentals (rowboats, canoes, paddleboats and sailboats). Some other streams and rivers like the Otselic river also can support kayaks and canoes. Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes, is also just a short drive away.

Antique Shops and Stores
Visit one of our many fine antique shops to find just what you've been looking for! The village of Marathon and the city of Cortland boast the majority of them. But many others can be found just short drives in any direction in surrounding towns throughout the area.

Hiking in the Finger Lakes
Hike the famous Finger Lakes Trail which meanders right through our county. Trails are at all levels from challenging to less taxing for beginners. Or visit Lime Hollow Nature Center and explore their network of trails as well as the visitors center.

Canoeing in Cortland NY
We have thirty miles of waterways (Tioughnioga River) along with many other streams and rivers to test your skills. Many public launch areas are available. Also try Little York Lake and Whitney Point Reservoir for calmer waters.
Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

J.M. McDonald Sports Complex


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