From a notorious murder that inspired an American masterpiece to an 8-foot pair of pants made to fit a mythical lumberjack, Cortland County has a variety of weird and wonderful stories. Every curiosity trail calls to mind a historical moment and, for the most part, the achievements of larger-than-life historical characters. Set out on your next unconventional adventure with this lineup of Cortland Curiosities (as well as some extra tips on what else to see and do nearby).
Quirky, whacky and occasionally spooky, the Cortland Curiosities Strange and Forgotten History Trail is your ultimate guide to exploring the bizarre side of Cortland County, New York. Explore our county’s weird and magical past, and get to know many of its larger-than-life historical characters along these fascinating stops that will take you through all things unusual about our little corner of New York.
Stay curious, travelers!