SUNY Cortland has been named as one of the best colleges for outdoor lovers by Outdoors.com. The website was founded by Bear Grylls, a well known survival expert, author, and television host.
“This is wonderful recognition for one of the most unique aspects of our campus,” said SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum.
In the article, Outdoors.com says SUNY Cortland’s central location in the state is ideal for those interested in outdoor recreation; specifically noting wilderness and hiking trails as well as the school’s proximity to the Finger Lakes. It was also mentioned the availability of year-round recreation of ski resorts, state parks, and other ways to get outdoors.
“We can’t tell SUNY Cortland’s story without mentioning the university’s special connection to the outdoors, especially in the Adirondack wilderness. It makes me very proud when our students seize the opportunity to learn or do research through our one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom, in programs spanning history, childhood education, conservation biology and many others.” Bitterbaum continued in a release.
In addition to SUNY Cortland’s main campus, the school also owns the Huntington Memorial Camp at W.H. Parks Family Outdoor Center on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Park, and its sister camp, Antlers.
You can find the entire article HERE.