Got 72 hours? We've got the inside scoop on how to maximize your time in Cooperstown and make the most of your visit. Sure, you might not be able to hit every attraction but you'll sure make a dent! Besides, our charming village has so much to see and do, we guarantee you'll come back again and again. Whether you're in search of art and culture, interested in trying our craft beverages or culinary delights, want to experience lake life or simply rest and rejuvenate, here's how to make the most of a long weekend in America's Most Perfect Village.
Art and Culture
The Farmers' Museum
5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Visiting The Farmers' Museum will instantly transport you to a bygone era where farm life of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is celebrated. Wagon rides and barnyard animals were not only a way of life but now a part of the visitor experience. If you're a fan of craft brews, you can learn about how the hops industry shaped the region through a variety of interactive demonstrations and exhibits as part of Hops on Tap.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Baseball's greatest moments throughout history have been respectfully preserved at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Museum is a popular destination for baseball fans of all ages and has a number of exhibits dedicated to our favorite National Pastime. Spend a few hours or an entire day, sharing the experience with family and friends.
Fenimore Art Museum
5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Throughout September, exhibitions featuring Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole and pioneering American photographer Imogen Cunningham will be on display at Fenimore Art Museum. When you find the need for some fresh air, the expansive lakeside grounds offer an interlude to soak in serene views of Otsego Lake. Enjoy the natural terrace setting as you dine alfresco on delicious soups, sandwiches, and desserts at the Fenimore Café.
Craft Beverages and Culinary Delights
The Otesaga Fire Bar and Hawkeye Bar & Grill
60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 The best seat in town for ambiance and views of the lake is the Fire Bar at The Otesaga Resort Hotel. The patio fire pit is an intimate space to enjoy a specialty cocktail, glass of wine or locally crafted beer. For casual dining featuring a diverse menu of seasonal favorites and the best burgers in town, the Hawkeye Bar & Grill also offers outdoor dining on the seasonal patio.
656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY 13326 If you're a fan of Belgian-style beer, Ommegang Brewery is a destination you cannot miss while you're in town. Tours of the brewery are offered daily along with the option to sample six different varieties of their ales, IPA's, and other seasonal and specialty brews. Grab a bite to eat at Cafe Ommegang and enjoy your selection on the outdoor patio with panoramic views of the fields and hills surrounding the brewery.
Cooperstown Farmers' Market
101 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Nestled in Pioneer Alley, the year-round Cooperstown Farmers' Market connects patrons with more than thirty farmers', growers, and other producers, all of which are located within a 50-mile radius of the village. Shop for staples such as pasture-raised meat, seasonal produce, eggs, and dairy products, or specialty items such as local honey, maple syrup, baked goods and sweet treats, flowers, and more!
Experience Lake Life
Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Otsego Lake is bustling with activity regardless of the season. During the warmer months, you can rent a boat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard to use at your leisure. Boat tours or sunset cruises are a relaxing way to see the sights from a unique vantage point. Fishing is open throughout the year with ice fishing permitted in the winter as well as ice skating at Glimmerglass State Park.
Glimmerglass State Park
1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Glimmerglass State Park is a magnificent facility located eight miles outside of Cooperstown on Otsego Lake. The park provides access to the lake for a number of water activities including swimming, paddling, and fishing, and a beach for picnicking and lounging in the sun. Campsites, showers, playgrounds, and other amenities make it ideal for extended stays. Hiking and biking trails, hunting for hidden Geocaches, and exploring the woodland forest while enjoying views of the lake are just a few more reasons you must visit this gem.
Leatherstocking Golf Course
60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Declared as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the country, Leatherstocking Golf Course offers a premier golf experience for all levels of play. The beautifully manicured 18-hole award-winning course is lined by Otsego Lake. The natural contour of the terrain offers players a challenging round and stunning views. The Leatherstocking Pro Shop and seasonal grill will add to the enjoyment of your day.
Rest and Rejuvenate
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 The Otesaga Resort Hotel is the epitome of lakeside luxury. Overlooking Lake Otsego, the grand hotel is an iconic part of Cooperstown's rich history. Warm and welcoming decor that speaks of a bygone era greets guests at every turn. Modern conveniences, on-site recreation, and unmatched hospitality provide the perfect setting to rest and reflect on your visit to America's Most Perfect Village.
The Cooper Inn
15 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 The Cooper Inn offers quaint lodging in the heart of the village. The historic Inn features 15 classically designed rooms that provide a rejuvenating oasis to unwind after a day of seeing the sights. Amenities include wireless internet access, cable TV, central heating and air conditioning, private bathrooms, and is conveniently located near restaurants, boutiques, and attractions.
72 Hours in Cooperstown
Whether you have 72 hours or more to explore Cooperstown, make the most of your visit by using these suggestions to help you narrow down the best way to maximize your time. And don't forget: you can always come back. Which, of course, we are counting on! Share your 72 hours in Cooperstown on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CoopGetAway.