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There are many great hiking destinations in Cortland County. A section of the Finger Lakes Trail / North Country National Scenic Trail that travels through the county. Cortland County has numerous State Forests located within the county giving visitors many recreational and camping opportunities.
The county population is roughly 48,000 in the 2008 census and the county seat is located in Cortland. There are a couple of trails that utilize old railroad beds with the Jim Shug Trail and the Ridgeway Trail. There is also a trail located in Lime Hollow Nature Center that utilizes a section of the old Lehigh Valley Railroad. You can see traces of the old Lehigh Valley Railroad as you travel NY 13 between Truxton and Cuyler.
The highest point in Cortland County is Virgil Mountain at 2132 feet. The Finger Lakes Trail / North Country National Scenic Trail travels by the high point on its journey through the county. Look below for opportunities in the county for hiking and other outdoor activities. If you'd like us to add a location, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heiberg Memorial Forest Lime Hollow Nature Center Jim Shug Trail Tinker Falls Cayuga Trail High Vista Preserve King Nature Preserve Baker Schoolhouse State Forest Cuyler Hill State Forest Hoxie Gorge State Forest Morgan Hill State Forest Labrador Hollow Unique Area Maxon Creek State Forest Taylor Valley State Forest Tuller Hill State Forest Kennedy State Forest Dog Hollow State Forest Donahue Woods State Forest Gee Brook State Forest Griggs Gulf State Forest Hidden Falls at Griggs Gulf Papish Pond State Forest Hewitt State Forest Rose Hollow Irish Hollow Trail
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