b'CortlandEvery season in Cortland County provides a backdrop for an exciting new experience. The warm weather months are the perfect time for festivals, fairs and outdoor activities of every kind imaginable. During the winter arts and cultural activities move to center stage along with dining, shopping and the opportunity to create great memories. Whatever time of year you are making vacation plans, consider spending some time in Cortland County, the gateway to New Yorks Finger Lakes Region.Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau42 Main Street, Cortland(607) 753-8463 ExperienceCortland.comElmiraKnown as Mark Twain Country, it was in Elmira that the beloved author summered for more than 20 years while penning such legendary classics as Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn from his octagonal study. Today the Mark Twain Study has been recognized as the #1 Literary Attraction in America and can be visited at the picture-perfect campus of Elmira Collegejust like Twain left it. You can also pay respects to the author at his final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery just a few miles away.Chemung County Chamber of Commerce400 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901(800) 627-5892MarkTwainCountry.comGeneseoLocated just 35 minutes south of Rochester, Geneseo and surrounding Livingston County offer a variety of memory-making activities for the whole family. Boat, swim, and fish at Conesus and Hemlock Lakes; hike, bike, hot air balloon, whitewater raft, and picnic in the Grand Canyon of the East, Letchworth State Park; enjoy delicious wine; and dine and shop in historic villages like Geneseo, Mount Morris, and Dansville. After enjoying the day in Livingston County, relax in one of the many bed and breakfasts, rental cottages, hotels, campgrounds, or historic inns.Livingston County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Promotion Agency4635 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454(585) 243-2222FingerLakesWest.comIthacaThe local bumper stickers say, Ithaca is Gorges,but what really makes Ithaca unique? Is it the towering waterfalls, lush ice-age gorges, endless panoramic views? Is it the hiking, the biking, the boating? Is it the beauty of Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes? Perhaps. But perhaps its the buzz from Cornell University and Ithaca College. You feel it everywherein museums, galleries and in Ithacas many restaurants. You hear it in theaters, nightclubs, at festivals and on the downtown Ithaca Commons. No matter the season, youll love exploring Ithaca and surrounding Tompkins County.Visit Ithaca904 East Shore Dr., Ithaca NY 14850(800) 284-8422VisitIthaca.com 29'