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A Strange and Forgotten History Trail

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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 upstate New York. Stay curious, travelers!

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Curiosities

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).

Trail Map

Plan your strange trip back in time with our interactive map. Interested in murder mysteries, the supernatural or things that are downright weird? We have a trail for you. Plan your stops and read the stories behind each curiosity …

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Accommodations & Restaurants

Working on a mystery can work up quite an appetite. Thankfully, there are plenty of places to grab a bite after strolling down our Strange and Forgotten History Trail. In fact, we’ve got so many stops, that you may want to stay overnight(s). We’ve got you covered there too.

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Events

An Immersive Christmas Carol at the Corset Building
December 6 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cortland Corset Building, 75 E Court Street, Cortland

An Immersive Christmas Carol at the Corset Building
December 7 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cortland Corset Building, 75 E Court Street, Cortland

An Immersive Christmas Carol at The Corset Building
December 8 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cortland Corset Building, 75 E Court Street, Cortland

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