Cortland County is the eastern gateway to the stunning Finger Lakes Region, the second largest wine-producing region in the country. With magnificent estate settings high against the rolling hills of the 11 Finger Lakes, the region’s wineries are among the most beautiful elements of the landscape. Many nationally recognized wineries are situated on the stunning hillside bluffs overlooking the lakes, and also feature award winning dining at bistros, cafes and fine restaurants. The Finger Lakes Wine Trail attracts visitors from around the world to enjoy premium wines and magnificent views at the oldest wine producing region in the East.
Cortland County has spectacular original Victorian, Italianate and Greek Revival architecture. Some of the best architecture is found in the Cortland Downtown business District, a vibrant place with beautiful historic facades, period style street lamps, unique shops and restaurants, and a seasonal twice-weekly farmer’s market. The City of Cortland is proud of its landmark buildings and continually invests to update interiors and exterior store fronts.
Visitors to Cortland invariably remark about our stunning landscape. Picture-perfect farmsteads dot the hills, and the seven glacial valleys that come together at Cortland create a dramatic vista that looks like a canvas painting of Americana at its best. Visitors often tell us that the stunning stretch of Interstate 81 through Cortland is surely one of New York’s most scenic highways.
Cortland County is known for great golf, and boasts some of the finest courses in New York State. Area golf facilities include the Cortland Country Club, Elm Tree, Knickerbocker, Maple Hills, Walden Oaks and Willowbrook. In nearby Ithaca, is the famous Robert Trent Jones course at Cornell University.
Upstate New York is a four-season community, and Cortland County is proud to be home to some of Upstate’s best downhill ski areas: Greek Peak, Labrador Mountain and Song Mountain. Cross country ski courses also abound.
Cincinnatus is a small town in Cortland County; approximately 20 miles south-east of the City of Cortland. The town was named after the Roman General, Cincinnatus. Many of Cincinnatus’ 1100 residents enjoy the Corn Festival held in their town every September.
Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Cortland County School Districts:
New York State Testing and Accountability Reporting Tool
Cortland School District
Homer School District
McGraw School District
Cincinnatus School District:
Marathon School District:
Saint Mary’s School