Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Americana in Cooperstown & Otsego County

Home of all things baseball, beautiful historic buildings, and a longstanding beer-brewing tradition, Cooperstown and Otsego County are simply brimming with ways to celebrate all things Americana. Come experience a destination that’s all about the red, white and blue!

Here are 10+ places and experiences to get into the patriotic spirit:

Where it All Began Bat Company

This spot offers a carefully selected collection of America's most popular baseball bats for play and display, hard-to-find equipment and unique baseball gifts. Every wood bat comes with quick, free and professional name engraving.

Hyde Hall

Fall under the spell of historic American treasure Hyde Hall during your guided tour. Learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of this majestic 50-room country house and estate, which has overlooked American writer James Fenimore Cooper's fabled "Glimmerglass" lake for over 200 years.

Red Shed Brewery

Red Shed Brewing is a craft farm brewery dedicated to making fresh, handcrafted ales using local NY hops and grains. As a New York State farm brewer, Red Shed beers feature the best of locally grown hops and ingredients, and the recipes developed are designed to bring out the best of their region of the USA.

Courtyard Marriott

A go-to brand loved by America's families, The Courtyard by Marriott Oneonta is the premier hotel in the greater Oneonta area. It is home to 95 well-appointed rooms only minutes from both SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College and a short 30-minute drive to Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and many great museums and attractions.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cooperstown

Picturesque country views and sophisticated comfort are part of the package at Holiday Inn Express. Minutes south of "The home of America's pastime"—Cooperstown, the hotel features an indoor pool and spa, junior suites, free hi-speed internet, and scrumptious breakfasts.

Springfield 4th of July Parade

Held annually in Springfield Center, NY—this event is followed by a celebration with food and entertainment at the Springfield Community Center, then an evening concert and firework display at Glimmerglass State Park.

Fireworks!! in Cooperstown

Continue to celebrate Independence Day on July 5th! Enjoy the beautiful display around dusk from excellent viewpoints at Lake Front Park or get a bite to eat and a drink at The Hawkeye Bar & Grill.

Other Places & Events To Check Out:

Farmer's Museum Independence Day Celebration

Greater Oneonta Historical Society Museum

Village Soda Fountain, Gilbertsville

Unadilla Drive-In Movie Theater

Yager Museum of Arts and Culture at Hartwick College

Love Lavender Celebration at Kingfisher Lavender

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad: Dessert Trains