5 Winter-Busting Indoor Activities to Do in Cooperstown
About 2 week(s) ago by Cooperstown Getaway
There's so much to love about Cooperstown during the winter months. Snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and hiking are great ways to enjoy the natural landscape. But what if being outside in the cold isn't your thing? Not to worry, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had in Cooperstown. Here are our five picks for staving off the winter blues:
The Clark Sports Center is a haven of indoor activity in winter. Families can have their fill of fun, whether it's climbing the rock wall, swimming, or bowling. Adults can opt for a wide variety of fitness classes, including spinning, yoga, or zumba or curate their own workout in the Fitness Center. The Game Room is the perfect spot for kids to get moving, with equipment that employs a variety of technology that encourages fun and fitness.
Visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame in winter allows you the perfect opportunity to take in their amazing array of artifacts at your own pace. For fans with a deep connection to their favorite team, the museum offers the Custom Tour Experience, which includes an artifact spotlight on an item not currently on public display.
If you're recovering from the stress of the holidays or looking to combat the effects of the cold weather on your skin, the Hawkeye Spa is the perfect spot for an afternoon of much-needed self-care. Invite a friend and take advantage of The Otesaga's Lavish and Lunch special. From now until March 31, combine a spa treatment and lunch at the Hawkeye Bar & Grill, both from $99.
Immerse yourself in all things Ommegang by purchasing passes for a tour and tasting in the newly renovated Visitor Center. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite award-winning beers are made, followed by a tasting of six Ommegang brews from your complimentary tasting glass. Finish off the experience with a late lunch in the cafe, which features a menu of delicious food that pairs perfectly with their world-class Belgian-style beers.
A short drive outside the Village of Cooperstown brings you to Fly Creek Cider Mill, where a stroll through the Mill store presents over 40 different products for sampling. Visitors can enjoy a taste of their famous sweet cider, fresh apples, and popular salsas, dips, jams, and preserves. The second floor Cider Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to see the vintage cider pressing equipment that makes over 20,000 gallons of cider each fall. During the offseason, a video demonstrates the process from start to finish.
There's no need to spend the winter in hibernation! Get out and experience Cooperstown without fighting the summer crowds. Check out the Cooperstown Getaway website for information on where to stay, eat, and play!