Cooperstown, NY

48 Hours in Cooperstown

About 2 week(s) ago by Cooperstown Getaway
Step back in time at The Farmers' Museum

A quick weekend getaway to Cooperstown affords plenty of time to take in several of the most beloved attractions in the village. If you’ve got 48 hours, we’ve got your guide to many of the best destinations that America’s Most Perfect Village has to offer. Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours in Cooperstown.


Where to Play

 

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 New York 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Fenimore Art Museum is a must for art lovers! Each season, the museum offers new exhibitions featuring prestigious artists alongside their exceptional collections of American fine art, American folk art, and the world-renowned Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. The Fenimore Cafe, with terrace seating that boasts a panoramic view of Otsego Lake, serves up soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and beverages.


The Farmers’ Museum

5775 NY-80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Visiting The Farmers’ Museum is like taking a step back in time. And as luck would have it, you’ll be transported to the late 19th and early 20th centuries when the hops industry was at its peak.

Hops on Tap celebrates hops production and craft brewing in Cooperstown and surrounding communities. You’ll learn about how hops were grown and harvested, then later transformed into the liquid gold we know and enjoy as beer. Bump Tavern, an original 19-century roadhouse located in the museum’s historic village, will host tasting for thirsty visitors and time travelers on Saturday’s during summer months.

 

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Whether you’re a diehard baseball fanatic or just have fond memories of playing little league as a kid, a tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during your 48 hours in Cooperstown is a destination that cannot be missed. Self-guided tours allow guests to learn about the history of baseball through a variety of exhibits, images, hands-on learning activities, and interactive displays.

 

Leatherstocking Golf Course

60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Save some time for America’s other favorite pastime: a round of golf. Hit the links at one of the country’s most picturesque courses, Leatherstocking Golf Course. Positioned along the southern shore of Otsego Lake, the course was arranged to contour the natural features of the landscape. The challenging par 72 course is designed to accurately reflect your level of play amid a serene lakeside setting.

 

Where to Eat and Drink

 

Hawkeye Bar and Grill

60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

You cannot go wrong with the Hawkeye Bar and Grill, home to the Butcher’s Burger which is a favorite choice among locals and guests alike. As you peruse the menu, enjoy an aperitif; the cocktail menu is customized to reflect the changing flavors of each season. Outdoor seating on the patio overlooking Otsego Lake, weather permitting, provides a serene setting to enjoy your meal.

 

Fire Bar

60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

A nightcap under the stars at the Fire Bar is the perfect conclusion to the wonderful day. The patio bar overlooks the lake and at its center, adding to the already magnificent ambiance, is a warm, glowing fire. Cocktails, wine, and craft beer, paired with good company and casual conversation will make it hard to pick the highlight of the day.


Where to Stay

 

The Otesaga

60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Luxurious lakeside accommodations will instantly set the tone for your visit as you take in the stunning surroundings and old-world charm of the historic Otesaga Resort Hotel. The resort is conveniently located to a number of area attractions and offers dining and recreation on site. The veranda has the primo view of Otsego Lake and is the perfect spot to camp out with a cup of coffee and a good read.

 

The Cooper Inn

5 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Lodging is elevated to another level when you stay at The Cooper Inn. Opulence is found in every nook and cranny at the time-honored estate where 19th-century decor is paired with modern amenities to make guests feel right at home. The Cooper Inn is in the heart of the village and just two blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.


Where to Share

Sure, there are many more great things to see and do in Cooperstown. However, 48 hours in Cooperstown is plenty of time to take in some of the most beloved attractions the region has to offer. Besides, once you visit America’s Most Perfect Village, we guarantee you’ll be back for more!


Be sure to share your adventures with us online by using the hashtag #CoopGetAway on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and we’ll follow along.


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