Cortland County, a small rural county located just outside of the Finger Lakes region, is home to some of the most quaint towns and villages in New York State. With its varied landscape featuring glacial lakes, mountains and beautiful gorges, Cortland County is located in the heart of the state and is home to three fantastic ski resorts, two parks and one state university. The schools in Cortland County are small and offer individualized attention that is characteristic of a small town community. The exceptional teaching in the public schools is evident in every classroom and the tightly knit communities support the schools unwaveringly. Cortland is a beautiful county to live in, visit and study in.