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Outdoor Recreation + Fun in Cooperstown

Discover outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, swimming and more during a visit to Cooperstown.

If you're visiting Cooperstown, one thing we'd like you to know is that we are so much more than just baseball! Don't get us wrong – we love being the home of America's favorite pastime, but if you love being outside, you'll also discover that outdoor adventures can be had far and wide across Otsego County.

Mountain bike Oneonta's vast trail systems. Road bike the area's back country roads. Camp under the stars, golf, and cross country ski or snowshoe at area state parks. Whatever you do, take a look at everything Cooperstown has in store for reconnecting with nature on an adventure through the wilderness, or enjoying leisurely fun outside with the entire family.

Golf
Golf
From the historic Leatherstocking Golf Course at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, to refined or rustic courses at nearby clubs and scenic locations, hit the links in Cooperstown and Otsego County on some of the Northeast's premier courses.
Biking & Cycling
Biking & Cycling
Road bike the foothills of the Catskills Mountains or enjoy knobby-tire adventures deep in the forests of Otsego County. With vast networks of trails and ample room on the road, Cooperstown makes for the ultimate biking destination whether you want to hit the pavement or a packed trail.
Camping
Camping
Bask in the moonlight and gaze at the stars as you channel your rustic side at one of Cooperstown's many campgrounds. Whether you really want to rough it or you're looking for a 'glamping' experience, find the perfect hideaway to reconnect with nature.
Parks
Parks
From state parks to wilderness areas and state forests, Cooperstown and Otsego County are lush with parks ready for you to explore, adventure through, and reconnect with nature in, all amid some of Central New York's most beautiful terrain.
Boat Rentals
Boat Rentals
Paddle the headwaters of the mighty Susquehanna River, try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, or rent a boat during a visit to Cooperstown to enjoy a day on Otsego Lake, aka Glimmerglass. A variety of local outfitters offer boat rentals throughout the region.
Beaches
Beaches
Kick back, relax, and soak up the sun at one of the region's beautiful lakeside beaches – the perfect family-friendly activity for rest and relaxation on a hot summer's day.
Hiking
Hiking
Hike to some of Otsego County's highest points and take in the beauty of the region from above. Along the way, discover blooming meadows in the spring and summer, prime vantage points to view the fall foliage when autumn arrives, and pristine, snow-covered landscapes in winter.
Fishing
Fishing
Ice to fly fishing, anglers will find year-round fishing opportunities in Cooperstown. Wet a line in a stream or river to hook a brown trout, or head out on the water to fish for small and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and other species.
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Enjoy over 300 miles of trails through the rolling foothills of the Catskills.