Surrounded By Natural Beauty. Immersed in Culture.
Cortland County, often called the Gateway to the Finger Lakes Region, offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant community that is surrounded by nature. The Iroquois Indians named the river that runs through Cortland, Tioughnioga, which means "bank of flowers". Everywhere you turn there is a breathtaking vista, such as the wildflower strewn banks of the Tioughnioga, rolling hills, or a waterfall tumbling into a glacial gorge.
Boasting authentic Victorian charm mixed with 21st Century luxuries, the city of Cortland's bustling downtown business district is a cultural goldmine: restaurants, shops and historic architecture abound. Downtown Cortland has always been a hub of activity.