Experience Cortland BLOG

Discover interesting stories and spots throughout Cortland County with our Blog!

 

 

Local food, local brews and local tunes

Local food, local brews and local tunes Cortland Harvest: A Taste of Fall   Cortland County is known for its rich agriculture. The event Cortland Harvest: a Taste of Fall, sought to bring local farmers and producers together with local brews from Cortland Beer Company...

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Too much cider?

Cider, donuts, pie and the future for Hollenbeck’s  Experience Cortland sits down with owner Matt Hollenbeck for an in-depth look at the past, present and future for Hollenbeck's Cider Mill. Family owned and operated since 1933, Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill is one of...

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Pumpkin Picking in Little York

Fall pumpkin picking is a tradition for many this time of year. The leaves on the trees have started to change, it's almost sweater weather, and hot chocolate is replacing ice cream. Picking your own perfect pumpkin is the thrill of the hunt. Whether you want the...

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12 Hours to Showtime

12 Hours to Showtime You have your ticket for the concert that evening at the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY. The show is sold out and you would probably arrive about an hour an half before showtime to make sure you got a good seat. But 12 hours earlier, at 8am on...

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Unique Fall Foliage

Sure, you could hop in your car and take in the scenic fall foliage that covers Cortland County, but we recommend stepping outside your vehicle and explore these unique leaf peeping spots. 1. Fall Foliage with some adrenaline.   Catch some of New York's best fall...

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Scenic Drives in Cortland County

Take in Fall Foliage Fall in Upstate New York is a magical time of year. The rolling hills throughout Cortland County are dotted with farms, produce stands, beautiful old homes, and the best drives for enjoying fall foliage. We’ve made a list of a few drives...

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Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill

Hollenbeck's Cider Mill has officially opened. We’ve gathered up some important information so that you can make the most of your trip! Plan Your Visit The best time to visit Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill is on the weekends. It is also the busiest during the weekend. Here...

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Lime Hollow Exploration

Lime Hollow Exploration   Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture encompasses nearly 430 acres of beautiful rolling hills, valleys, forests, fields, streams, numerous ponds, a peat bog, and a great diversity of flora and fauna. With over 12 miles of open...

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Feeling Hoppy in Willet

Experience Cortland Visits Willet Hop & Grain   As a person who know very little about growing the hops used in the brewing process, despite visiting the Guinness Factory six times, I was excited to make the trip to Willet Hop & Grain Farm to learn more....

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Kayaking on the Tioughnioga

Experience Cortland Navigates the Tioughnioga   Whether you pronounce it Tee-off-knee-oh-ga or Tie-off-knee-oh-ga, the Tioughnioga River is just over 34 miles long. The  east and west branches of the river come together just north of the City of Cortland forming...

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Adventures in Geocaching

Inspired by two women who completed the Experience Cortland GeoTour in only 8 hours, I decided enough with the procrastinating and explore the trail myself. Or at least explore portions of it. The Experience Cortland GeoTour features 20 stops that take you all...

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Reveling in local food, music, and life

Reveling in local food, music, and life: Experience Cortland sat down with Molly Andrejko about her recent Instagram takeover. Molly Andrejko is the Project Coordinator for Seven Valleys Health Coalition and last week we turned over our Experience Cortland Instagram...

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Summer Family Fun

Blueberry picking, ice cream eating, mini golfing, and adventure seeking is all here in Cortland County this summer! The kids are out of school so why not get outside and enjoy the summertime. Explore these 5 fun activities to do with your family this summer! 1....

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Blueberry Picking at Hall’s Hill

Hall's Hill Blueberry Farm Located just a short drive from downtown Cortland, Hall's Hill Blueberry Farm has 4,000 blueberry plants and several different varieties of blueberries. The drive is easy and well marked with blueberry signs as you climb the hill from...

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Behind the Scenes at CRT

Inside Look with the CRT Performing Interns We turned over our Instagram account (@experiencecortland) to the six Cortland Repertory Theatre performing interns for an exclusive look into their lives and behind the scenes during rehearsals, performances, and everything...

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Exploring Tinker Falls

The family friendly, easily accessible trail at Tinker Falls This past Sunday we explored Tinker Falls located in the 1,483 acre Labrador Hollow Unique area for a quick adventure. This impressive 50-foot waterfall is super accessible. Right off of NY Rt 91, there is...

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Mountain Biking @ Greek Peak

Mountain Biking @ Greek Peak   Beginner Mountain Biker   Kyle [1] picked me up just after 9am on Saturday morning. I always forget just how close Greek Peak Mountain Resort is to downtown Cortland. A quick drive through the rolling hills of Cortland County...

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Museum Object Series: Brockway or Bust

CNY Living History Center Museum Object: 1925 Brockway Fire Truck Brockway Truck Museum Luke Biondi, Executive Director ...they [Argentinian firemen] just wanted to bring it up and get it replaces because they used it for so long, almost forty years. I guess that’s...

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Museum Objects Series: The Inglenook

The 1890 House Museum Museum Object: The Inglenook Architectural detail found in main hall Meg Hutchins, Director It’s what I think we’re so lucky about our museums here [in Cortland] that even if you’ve lived here your whole life or you’ve been here for an event or...

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Museum Object Series: Victorian Hair Album

Cortland County Historical Society Museum Object: Victorian Hair Album Currently on display as part of their 90 Objects for 90 Years Mindy Leisenring, Director Ever since the Cortland County Historical Society was founded in 1925, it has collected, preserved, and...

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The Hills are Alive with Dragon Moonshine

Friday afternoon I took a mini road trip from the office to what felt like Middle Earth, but I hadn't left Cortland County. Situated in the rolling hills just between Marathon and Willet off of Rt. 221 is the Dragonfyre Distillery. Owned and operated by husband and...

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