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Cortland lies between Syracuse and Binghamton in central New York, within the former Central New York Military Tract. As of the 2000 census, the city of Cortland had a population of 18,740. It serves as the county seat for Cortland County. Settled in 1791 and made a village in 1853, Cortland is the closest incorporated city to the geographic center of the state of New York. It is known as the "Crown City," due to its central location on a plain formed by the convergence of seven valleys. The elevation of Cortland is 1,130 feet above sea level. The city and surrounding area offer an abundance of recreation and other entertainment. Cortland is home to the Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, the Center for the Arts and the Cortland Repertory Theatre. There are also several historical attractions in Cortland, including the 1890 House Museum and Center for Victorian Art and the Cortland County Historical Society. Ten golf courses are in the area, along with six city parks with tennis courts, swimming pools, picnicking areas, and a skateboard park and basketball courts. Other activities in the Cortland area include hiking and camping, cross-country and downhill skiing. For a relaxing vacation, the town of Cortland makes a perfect base for exploring all of central New York's many attractions.

Surrounding areas: Homer, New York (2.6 mi), Little York Lake, New York (4.2 mi), Virgil, New York (6.3 mi), Ithaca, New York (19.6 mi), Skaneateles, New York (27.0 mi), Owasco Lake, New York (27.6 mi), Cazenovia, New York (28.2 mi)

Cortland Vacation Rentals




Cortland Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn Cortland2 1/2 Locust AveCortland, NY (607) 753-7721
Country Inn & Suites3707 Rt 281Cortland, NY (607) 753-8300
Econo Lodge10 Church StCortland, NY (607) 756-2856
Hampton Inn26 River StCortland, NY (607) 662-0007
Quality Inn Cortland188 Clinton AveCortland, NY (607) 756-5622
Ramada Inn2 River StCortland, NY (607) 756-4431
Days Inn3775 Us Rt 11MC Graw, NY5.3 mi.(607) 753-7594
Best Western Marshall ManorRt 11 And 80Tully, NY14.1 mi.(800) 528-1234
Courtyard By Marriott Ithaca29 Thornwood DrIthaca, NY16.5 mi.(607) 330-3760
Homewood Suite Ithaca36 Cinema DrIthaca, NY17.3 mi.(607) 266-0000
Clarion University Hotel & Conference CTR1 Sheraton DrIthaca, NY17.5 mi.(800) 257-6992
Econo Lodge2303 N Triphammer RdIthaca, NY17.5 mi.(607) 257-1400
Howard Johnson Lodge2300 N Triphammer RdIthaca, NY17.5 mi.(607) 257-1212
Ramada Inn Airport2310 N Triphammer RdIthaca, NY17.5 mi.(607) 257-3100
Best Western University Inn1020 Ellis Hollow RdIthaca, NY18.3 mi.(607) 272-6100
The Statler Hotel At Cornell University11 East AveIthaca, NY18.7 mi.(800) 541-2501
Collegetown Motor Lodge312 College AveIthaca, NY19.1 mi.(607) 273-3542
Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca130 E Seneca StIthaca, NY19.6 mi.(607) 277-8900
Super 8 Motel Of Ithaca400 S MdwIthaca, NY19.6 mi.(607) 273-8088
Holiday Inn Ithaca Downtown222 S Cayuga StIthaca, NY19.7 mi.(607) 272-1000
Meadow Court Inn529 S Meadow StIthaca, NY20.2 mi.(607) 273-3885
Hampton Inn Ithaca337 Elmira RdIthaca, NY20.9 mi.(607) 277-5500
Comfort Inn356 Elmira RdIthaca, NY21.0 mi.(607) 272-0100
La Tourelle Country Inn1150 Danby RdIthaca, NY21.4 mi.(607) 273-2734
Brewster Inn6 Ledyard AveCazenovia, NY27.8 mi.(315) 655-9232
Brae Loch Inn5 Albany StCazenovia, NY28.0 mi.(315) 655-3431
University Motel4406 S Salina StSyracuse, NY28.0 mi.(315) 492-1714
Cazenovia Motel2392 Rt 20 ECazenovia, NY28.2 mi.(315) 655-9101

Cortland Weather & Climate

The Finger Lakes Region has four seasons that are greatly moderated by the eleven lakes of the area. This is because the greater the volume of water, the more time it will take for the air to heat up in the summertime, and in winter, the heat that the lakes have retained all summer is slowly released, moderating temps along the shoreline. Thus, communities along the lakeshores will be warmer in winter and cooler in the summer compared to areas further away from the shore. This phenomenon also accounts for the successful vineyards in the Finger Lakes region. This region receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Total precipitation ranges from less than 36 inches to approximately 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 15°F 2.74 in. -
February 32°F 15°F 2.49 in. -
March 41°F 24°F 3.12 in. -
April 54°F 34°F 3.22 in. -
May 67°F 45°F 3.28 in. -
June 76°F 54°F 4.08 in. -
July 81°F 58°F 3.37 in. -
August 79°F 56°F 2.98 in. -
September 70°F 49°F 3.97 in. -
October 59°F 39°F 3.17 in. -
November 46°F 31°F 3.49 in. -
December 35°F 21°F 3.41 in. -

Cortland Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Greater Binghamton Edwin A Link Field (BGM) located about 28 miles south of Cortland in Binghamton, New York, the Syracuse Hancock International airport (SYR) located approximately 35 miles north of Cortland in Syracuse, New York, the Elmira Corning Regional airport (ELM) located roughly 47 miles southwest of Cortland in Elmira, New York, and finally the Griffiss Airpark airport (RME) located around 58 miles northeast of Cortland in Rome, New York.

Cortland Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Sylvan BeachSylvan BeachNY47.0 mi.
Roseland ParkCanandaiguaNY59.3 mi.
SeabreezeRochesterNY82.1 mi.
 
Water Parks
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY14.1 mi.
Seabreeze ParkRochesterNY82.1 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA87.0 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY97.8 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY103.2 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA116.9 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Elm Tree Golf CourseCortlandNY 
Walden Oaks Golf CourseCortlandNY 
Willowbrook Golf ClubCortlandNY 
Stonehedges Golf ClubGrotonNY9.2 mi.
Lakeview Golf ClubDrydenNY9.5 mi.
Fillmore Golf ClubLockeNY13.3 mi.
Maple Hill Golf ClubMarathonNY13.5 mi.
Hill N Dale Golf Country ClubTullyNY13.7 mi.
Vesper Hills Golf ClubTullyNY13.7 mi.
Knickerbocker Country ClubCincinnatusNY15.4 mi.
Hillendale Golf CourseIthacaNY19.6 mi.
Newman Municipal Golf CourseIthacaNY19.6 mi.
Grandview Farms Golf CourseBerkshireNY20.8 mi.
Dutch Hollow Country ClubOwascoNY22.3 mi.
Ford Hill Country ClubWhitney PointNY22.4 mi.
Delphi Falls Golf CourseDelphi FallsNY23.1 mi.
Trumansburg Golf ClubTrumansburgNY24.8 mi.
Newark Valley Golf ClubNewark ValleyNY26.3 mi.
Midlakes ClubSkaneatelesNY26.4 mi.
Pearl Lakes Country ClubSkaneatelesNY26.4 mi.
Catatonk Golf ClubCandorNY26.9 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf Course & Driving RangeJamesvilleNY27.4 mi.
Links at Sunset RidgeMarcellusNY27.4 mi.
Wells College Golf CourseAuroraNY28.3 mi.
Genegantslet Golf ClubGreeneNY28.6 mi.
Auburn Golf & Country ClubAuburnNY29.8 mi.
Cranebrook Golf CourseAuburnNY29.8 mi.
Highland Park Golf ClubAuburnNY29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Bristol MountainCanandaiguaNY58.8 mi.
Hunt Hollow Ski ClubNaplesNY62.1 mi.
Ski ValleyNaplesNY62.1 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA67.5 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA70.6 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY73.6 mi.
Snow RidgeTurinNY80.8 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY80.9 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY85.3 mi.
SwainSwainNY85.5 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA89.9 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY91.9 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA97.3 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY100.4 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY100.5 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY103.6 mi.
Ski DentonCoudersportPA110.2 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA116.9 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA118.0 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA119.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Fillmore Glen State ParkNY12.3 mi. 
Buttermilk Falls State ParkNY21.3 mi. 
Taughannock Falls State ParkNY21.7 mi. 
Buttermilk Falls State ParkNY23.6 mi. 
Robert H Treman State parkNY24.6 mi. 
Clark Reservation State ParkNY27.3 mi. 
Long Point State ParkNY27.4 mi. 
Chittenango Falls State ParkNY31.4 mi. 
Chenango Valley State ParkNY32.1 mi. 
Green Lakes State ParkNY32.1 mi. 
Erie Canal State ParkNY35.0 mi. 
Cayuga Lake State ParkNY35.1 mi. 
Sampson State ParkNY37.5 mi. 
 
Museums
Everson Museum of ArtSyracuseNY30.9 mi.(Art)
Roberson Museum and Science CenterBinghamtonNY37.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Roberson Museum & Science CenterBinghamtonNY37.2 mi.(Art)
Wayne County Historical Society MuseumLyonsNY52.0 mi.(History)
Rockwell MuseumCorningNY54.7 mi.(History)
Corning Museum of GlassCorningNY54.7 mi.(Technology)
Foster Cottage MuseumClifton SpringsNY54.7 mi.(History)
Glenn H Curtiss Museum of Early AviationHammondsportNY54.8 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY30.9 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY37.2 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY59.1 mi.
Seneca Park ZooRochesterNY82.1 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA109.6 mi.


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