Small town, big adventure: Cooperstown, NY
Baseball, lakeview accommodations and family-owned eateries are just a few of the things you will discover in Cooperstown, NY.
Discover and Explore
Buy yourself some peanuts and Crackerjacks® and tour the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Discover exhibits such as Autumn Glory, an exhibit dedicated to baseball’s postseason and World Series. The museum also has famous artifacts such as the baseball bat Babe Ruth used to hit his 60th home run in 1927. A must-see is the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery where you will discover bronze plaques for each National Baseball Hall of Fame member.
Step back in time to a 19th century village life when you visit The Farmers Museum. Experience how life was lived in the late 18th century and early 19th century when you visit the Historic Village or discover how farms functioned when you visit Lippitt Farmstead. When your day at The Farmers Museum has ended, visit the Fenimore Art Museum across the street and discover some beautiful and unique pieces of fine and folk art.
Located in Carefree Gardens, a family-owned nursery, is Origins Café. This café’s kitchen only contains locally harvested and fresh food from local farms. All their food is homemade which makes for one appetizing and fresh meal. Origins Café is open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday for brunch.
If you are seeking a small-town diner that has a menu fit for a king (or a baseball hall of famer!) look no further than Cooperstown Diner. From homemade biscuits and gravy to their jumbo burgers, this family-owned diner has something for everyone, including nightly dinner specials, such as all-you-can-eat spaghetti on Saturdays.
Be transported to Italy when you dine at Nicoletta’s Italian Café. This family-owned and operated Italian restaurant offers classic Italian dishes such as lasagna and chicken alfredo as well as some special offerings, such as their bisteca bianco gorgonzola, an eight-ounce black angus filet mignon, pepper encrusted, pan seared, and served over fettuccini pasta in a lite gorgonzola cream sauce.
When you stay at Bayside Inn and Marina expect to relax and enjoy stunning views of Otsego Lake. Stay in one of Bayside Inn and Marina’s lakeview balcony rooms or relax on the porch of one of their cozy cottages. This inn also offers special packages such as Mix and Match Museums, which includes two adult tickets to your choice of museum, $25 restaurant gift certificate, a pound and a half of fudge from Tin Bin Alley, and two souvenir Bayside Inn and Marina coffee mugs.
Hickory Grove Motor Inn offers more than just beautiful views of Otsego Lake. With direct access to the lake, guests can enjoy a variety of activities including paddleboats and fishing. Hickory Grove also has a grill and a picnic area so you can enjoy a nice picnic while soaking up the views.
From indoor and outdoor heated pools to a video arcade room, Lakes ‘N Pines Motel has something for everyone. Guests will not only enjoy staying in one of their motel rooms or cottages, but also enjoy access to Otsego Lake as well as a complimentary breakfast which serves, hot coffee, doughnuts, fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt and more.