Get some inspiration for tours in Cooperstown, New York.
“People hear the name ‘Cooperstown’ and equate it with baseball, and we have plenty for fans of the sport. But there are also incredible culinary and outdoor adventures to be found both in the village itself and in surrounding Otsego County. Come for the baseball, but stay for the delicious food, rich history and beautiful surroundings.” —Cassandra Harrington, executive director, Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism
Main Street Cooperstown holds a variety of baseball-themed gift shops, boutiques, and arts and crafts shops. Don’t miss fresh finds at the Cooperstown Farmers Market.
Cooperstown Distillery just completed a major expansion. The Cooperstown Distillery Beverage Exchange features a tasting room, shop and lounge.
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard has a historic, water-powered mill and offers many group experiences, including group menus. Groups need to book meals in advance. The mill often has lots of samples out and its marketplace is full of snack items and cooking supplies. In addition, the mill sells its own line of cheeses, homemade fudge and baked goods.
Cooperstown Cheese Company works with group planners to design a custom experience. Choose a tour, tasting, wine pairing or all the above.
Make a group pilgrimage to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to pay homage to the heroes of the game. The museum not only presents baseball’s history but also explores diversity in the game, records and record holders, and baseball art and photography. Tours can be customized.
Fenimore Art Museum has a wide-ranging collection of American art, including folk art, important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre and portrait paintings, and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.
From April through October, head to The Farmers’ Museum. The living history museum aims to cultivate an understanding of the rural heritage that shaped America. Special guided tours are available.
Take the 12-mile round trip along the Susquehanna River via a Rail Explorers railbike equipped with electric pedal assist, which makes this fresh-air experience more accessible.
Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism
Main image: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Credit: thisiscooperstown.com