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Small-town America at its most attractive, the leafy historic village of Cooperstown sits on banks of Otsego Lake, amidst the rolling greenery of New York State’s Otsego County. Whilst a mecca for baseball fans with its top notch tribute to the sport’s legacy, simple non-sporting pleasures abound in Cooperstown. Enjoy scenic strolls and gallery visits, indulge in fine dining or hunt for antique one-of-a-kind finds. Each summer the Glimmerglass Festival lures visitors to the village’s lakeside, where world-class opera performances take to the stage in an enchanting outdoor setting.

Things to see

Every visiting fan makes a home run for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Set behind a stately brick facade, the museum tells the story of baseball from its humble beginnings to the present day, with almost 40,000 pieces of memorabilia. The Hall of Fame forms the centerpiece, with its glossy plaque gallery paying homage to baseball’s brightest stars. Just a couple of blocks from the museum you’ll find Doubleday Field. Despite having never been home to a professional baseball team, the ground has seen many big games during its almost 100 year history. The Farmer’s Museum is home to over 23,000 agricultural artefacts. Comprised of a functioning farm, a colonial barn, and a recreated village, the museum takes visitors back in time to experience rural life in the 19th century. Set in a lakeside neo-Georgian mansion, Fenimore Art Museum boasts a unique collection of artworks. It features American folk and Indian pieces, along with photography.

Hotels in Cooperstown

Whether you want an amenity laden chain hotel, a cozy lakeside lodging, or a quaint guesthouse, there are hotels in Cooperstown to suit every taste. Much of the village’s accommodation is locally owned, coming with bags of charm and a homely hospitality you won’t find elsewhere. Rooms often come in simple but pleasant classical style, with basic mod-cons such as cable television and refrigerators. If you’re looking for a thriftier stay, the budget hotels in Cooperstown take the form of cheap and cheerful motels. These offer all the basics, and make up for any lack of style with excellent value for money.

Where to stay

Wherever your hotel in Cooperstown, the village’s modest size puts all the attractions a short drive or trolley ride away at most. Cooperstown’s heart and soul however lies within its pretty downtown district. Graced with peaceful tree-lined streets, unspoiled by big brand eye sores, small local businesses thrive behind antiquated redbrick facades and clapboard storefronts. Among them you’ll find gift and craft shops, fashion boutiques, a bakery, florists, and even a cobblers. Dining in Cooperstown comes in palate pleasing style, whether you fancy casual American comfort food or something organic with a fine view. A short walk from downtown Lakefront Park offers an idyllic spot to unwind after a day’s delights.

How to get to Cooperstown

If you’re flying in you’ll likely touch down at Albany International Airport, situated about 67 miles away from Cooperstown. It serves plenty of major US hubs, including Chicago O’Hare International, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, and Las Vegas’ McCarran International. The best way to get into once you’ve landed is via a pre-arranged shuttle, or by renting a car and driving, which takes about an hour and a half. The village is also reachable by the Greyhound bus, which terminates at Cooperstown’s AAA Tri County Motor Club, just a short distance away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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