Cortland West is a community and census-designated place on the western side of the city of Cortland, New York. This community is close to plenty of businesses, airports, and state parks. The larger city of Cortland, where Cortland West is located, is in the Appalachian Plateau in Central New York. It is about halfway between Syracuse and Binghamton. This county is mostly rural with a few busier communities. It rests on the edge of the Finger Lakes Region. Archaeologists estimate that native cultures were living and hunting in this area as early as 1500 A.D.
What is now Cortland County was a Native American Territory until the American Revolution, when it was used for the military and later turned into farmland. Today, the area is well-known for its industrial production of goods for consumers and government agencies both domestically and internationally.
Cortland and West Cortland are close to many major highways, making the area perfect for those pursuing higher education. There are several universities and colleges 45 minutes or less from these communities.
There is one animal hospital in Cortland West, on the southern side of the community. You can find a few more in the town of Cortland just next door.
Cortland West is a mostly rural and industrial area. Most residents head over to Cortland just minutes to the east for shopping, dining, and recreation. However, Doug's Fish Fry is on the Cortland West side of town and is a great casual eatery where you and your pup can enjoy plenty of delicious food at one of their two outdoor tables! You have to go inside to order, though, so you may want to bring another two-legged friend with you to hold the leash for a minute! Citizens Park is just a few minutes from Doug's Fish Fry and has picnic tables and open fields for an afternoon of dog-friendly fun.
Summer Hill State Forest is a beautiful dense forest with 4,355 acres of nature for you to explore, just twenty minutes from Cortland West. Visitors are able to hike, ski, hunt, and ride horses all through this park. Dogs are welcome on-leash. You will want a harness for sure, as some of the terrain may be more challenging, especially after rain or snow. The park protects more than 50 different species of mammals if you are into wildlife viewing. There are also more than 100 different bird species thriving in the forest. The area was settled first in 1792 and developed in the early 1900s.