Snow transforms Otsego County's forests and lakes into winter playgrounds, while country villages offer unique finds and hearty meals. Experience winter in Cooperstown.
Celebrate the Cold Season
Winter makes Otsego County sparkle. That becomes clear as you glide along cross-country ski trails, sample bold flavors at our chili festivals, or dance to live music at the Cooperstown Winter Carnival. And those bold enough to brave cold temperatures find rewards: Revel in winter's stillness as you snowshoe passed animal tracks in a state park. Enjoy peace and quiet in a toasty cottage tucked away in a country village. Take a custom tour at the National Baseball Hall of Fame—only available in winter—with a private exhibit on your favorite player or team selected from their collection of 40,000 artifacts. Make new traditions at the Fly Creek Cider Mill, now open in winter with regular tours and tastings. And join the festivities at the Cooperstown Winter Carnival or Oneonta's annual Chili Bowl Cook-Off, where our local communities show you how to get the best out of winter in Otsego County.