Tioga County is in one of the most beautiful areas of New York State. It is a rural county featuring small villages and communities supporting a diverse agricultural and light industrial economy. Dairy farms and fields are nestled in lovely hills and valleys and along the many beautiful creeks that feed the historic Susquehanna River. TiogaCounty is in the middle of New York State on the Pennsylvania border. Politically it is one of eight border counties known as the Southern Tier of New York. Route 17, the Southern Tier Expressway/I-86, connects downstate New York, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey to western New York, the Niagara Frontier and the incomparable Finger Lakes tourism region.
We are one half hour west of Binghamton and Binghamton University, one half hour east of Elmira and Elmira College, and one half hour south of Ithaca, the home of Cornell University. We are one and a half hours from Syracuse, Rochester, and Scranton, and two and a half hours from Buffalo, Albany, and Philadelphia.
There is an abundance of things to see and do in the County. Outdoor activities include some of the best hunting and fishing to be found anywhere. Turkey, deer and grouse are favorite game for local hunters and visitors. Walleye fishing in the Susquehanna is the best in the state, and there are three and four foot Tiger Muskies to be caught. There are also several stocked and native trout streams. Hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snow-mobiling are popular activities in our 13 thousand acres of State Forest..
There are ten golf courses in the County that offer a variety of challenges for the beginner and the low handicapper...and they are never crowded. The Links at Hiawatha Landing was rated Golf Magazine’s #5 Ranked Country’s Best Bargain.
Sailing and cruising in the Finger Lakes just north of us attract big boat sailors to the many yacht clubs and marinas. Lakeside cottages on these 11 Finger Lakes are a favorite vacation spot for people in the Northeast.
Nearby attractions include New York’s wine country featuring over two dozen wineries, the world-renowned Corning Glass Center, the Soaring (Sailplane) Capital of the World in Elmira, zoos, carousels, farm and craft markets, and much more.
Our villages and communities have a safe and friendly life style, affordable housing, low cost-of-living, and quality education for our children. Residents are very active in local business, cultural, historical, and service organizations that sponsor over 100 events and festivals in the County during the year. There are plenty of organized activities for all age groups, and plenty of opportunity to get involved.