Blueberry picking, ice cream eating, mini golfing, and adventure seeking is all here in Cortland County this summer! The kids are out of school so why not get outside and enjoy the summertime. Explore these 5 fun activities to do with your family this summer!
1. Blueberry Picking at Hall's Hill Blueberry Farm
Located just a short drive from downtown Cortland, Hall’s Hill Blueberry Farm has 4,000 blueberry plants and several different varieties of blueberries. The drive is easy and well marked with blueberry signs as you climb the hill from Blodgett’s Mill. Once you arrive at the farm, you check in at the farm stand just in front of the rows and rows of blueberry bushes. If you bring your own container, they’ll weight it for you. Blueberries are $1.50 per pound, so they weigh your container before so they know how many blueberries you’ve picked. Forgot your container? No worries, they have a few gallon sized milk jugs for you to use. Once your container has been weighed you are left to roam the blueberry rows and start picking! Tip: Wear good shoes, bring sunscreen, and have cash on hand.
Cost is only $1.50 per pound.
2100 Tower Road, Cortland, NY 13045
607 753 0712
2. Mini Golf
Eighteen holes of golf might be a bit too much for the young ones this summer, but eighteen holes of putt putt is just the right amount for a fun family afternoon. Cortland has two mini golf courses from the classic to a shipwreck adventure.
Cortland Miniature Golf
Intersection of Route 281 and Route 13, by A&W Restaurant
607 753 1398
Shipwreck Amusement Center
759 Route 13, by Byrne Dairy Hollow
607 758 8585
3. Mountain Coaster at Greek Peak Adventure Center
Experience the beautiful nature at Greek Peak in the fast lane with the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster. You can control the speed in the two-person car, up to 28 mph. Ascend the mountain, cruise over the peak, navigate the dips and turns, and enjoy a thrilling ride as you descend through the forest. Tip: Go mid-week and the mountain won’t be too busy.
1856 NY Route 392, Virgil, NY 13045
866 376 3907
4. Experience Cortland GeoTour
Like puzzle solving and treasurer hunting? This GeoTour will take you along the byways of Cortland County to the secret and not so secret hideaways where we have stashed our caches for you to discover. If you like to solve puzzles we’ve incorporated one in our tour. Each geocache site you find contains a three-letter code. Visit all 20 sites, record all the code letters, decipher the message and claim your prize at Experience Cortland headquarters! TIP: These 20 sites will take more than one day.
Download the map and plot your course. To find these geocaches, download the app to your phone and it will guide you to each spot.
5. Ice Cream Trail
There might be no other summertime tradition than the whole family going out for an ice cream cone. Luckily for us in Cortland County, there are lots to choose from! From classic drive ins, or even drive thru’s! Enjoy a scoop or two with the family this summer.
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