3 Unique Ways to Take in Cortland County’s Fall Foliage

There’s a crispness to the air, you can almost smell the leaves changing, and you have a craving for Hollenbeck’s apple cider. Summer gives into fall and it is pure magic in Cortland County. Whether you prefer to explore the vibrant colors of fall by car or by chairlift, we have some great unique fall foliage spots.

Foliage from the air! Fall chairlift rides at Greek Peak Mountain Resort

No snow (or skis needed) for this chairlift ride. Take in the views as you venture to the top of Greek Peak. Ride up the mountain on their quad chairlift and become immersed in the foliage as you glide through the trees. You can get off at the top for more photo opts with the rolling hills as your backdrop.

WHERE:

Greek Peak Mountain Resort

WHEN:

Every Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-3 now until October 13.

Foliage for the Historian

Leaf peeping amongst the headstones is not just for October but the entire fall season. Cortland Rural Cemetery launched their cemetrail a couple of years ago in partnership with SUNY Cortland. This trail takes you throughout the cemetery with twenty interpretive signs discussing notable people buried, the monument geology, artistic observations, and the cemetery’s trees. The cemetrail identifies the many different tree species found in the cemetery. Trees include the European Larch and an American Hophornbeam.

WHERE:

Cortland Rural Cemetery

WHEN:

The cemetrail at Cortland Rural Cemetery is open year-round.

Leaf Peeping for the Adrenaline Hunter

Do you prefer to have the wind rushing through your hair as you soar down a mountain as you take in the fall leaves? Answer yes and look no further than the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster. This alpine coaster zips and zags its way down the mountain through the trees. You can take it slow to admire the scenery or soar down at speeds up to 28 miles per hour. The mountain coaster is 4,300 feet long and it operates all year long.

WHERE:

Greek Peak Outdoor Adventure Center

WHEN:

Friday 4PM – 7PM / Saturday 10AM – 6PM / Sunday 10AM – 4PM