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Best things to do in Cortland

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Ski Area
“offering summer Mountain biking, the rail slide & adventure course... during the winter down hill skiing, tubing and cross country skiing. ”
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Bar
“Great brick-oven pizza and classic American style menu. Family friendly until 10pm and then turns into more of a pub/bar atmosphere. Supplemental vegan/vegetarian menu available.”
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Point of Interest
“Cortland Rep runs plays and musicals during the summer. It's a very well established summer theater company in upstate NY. Definitely worth visiting. In fact... I worked here as a music director many years ago. I love this place.”
4local recommendations
Point of Interest
“All sorts of artists perform here in a renovated church space with great acoustics.”
6local recommendations
Point of Interest
“largest ski area in Central New York Varied terrain suitable for skiers and boarders of all skill levels. 32 trails, 952-foot vertical and terrain serviced by six chair lifts. Night skiing available”
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Restaurant
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Bar
“Local brewery & bar, also distills its own liquor and offers local wines. Opens early with frequent deals & live music.”
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Bar
“Thirty rotating beers on tap with enough menu choices to satisfy everyone's palate. A place for couples or families. Ask about a 10% discount before you go.”
2local recommendations
Travel Agency
“A short walk or bike ride to the local nature center. Activities most every weekend - great trails for hikers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Visit their website for activity list”
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Restaurant
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Restaurant
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Museum
“Interesting Victorian Period home owned by a wealthy industrial local family. Open for tours.”
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Restaurant
“Outdoor Barbecue , ( Seasonal ) A very popular place to eat with the locals. There's a pretty park-like area with picnic tables to enjoy your take-out meal. ( No inside seating. )”
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Cafe
“One of our favorite coffee shops! Has some food items, serves alcohol at night.”
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Bar
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University
4local recommendations