This is where memory-making family adventures go beyond the diamond and into the fields.
Whether you're catering to a young sports fan, or trying to wow a hard-core gamer with old-school tech, Cooperstown has just the thing for families. Sometimes the smallest people are the biggest fans, so The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum offers a variety of kid-friendly activities and exhibits, like the Sandlot Kids' Clubhouse. THen, visit the Cooperstown Bat Company in Hartwick to see how pro bats are made.
For a trip into the way back time machine, there's the Farmers' Museum, where digital natives can discover a world from before the telephone – butter churns and all. This living history village has a blacksmith shop, doctor's office and pharmacy, and a working farm from the mid-1800s. Explore the Country Fair and Empire State Carousel. Originally built in 1856, Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard is another activity rooted in history. The Mill still presses fresh apple cider the old-fashioned way, and the Mill Store Marketplace offers samples of sweet and savory treats.
For some active family fun, there's Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf and Family Fun Center, where you can play 18 holes or a game of laser tag. Head to the Clark Sports Center for its bowling alley, swimming pools and climbing walls, as well as 17 acres of outdoor playfields.
In nearby Milford, climb aboard the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad for a ride through the countryside aboard a vintage 1869 diesel train. In the summer, you can walk among butterflies and other exhotic creatures at the Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory in Oneonta. With locations in Cooperstown and Portlandville, Canoe & Kayak Rental and Sales will outfit your clan for a day on the water.
Fall under the historic Hyde Hall spell during your 50 minute tour. Learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of this majestic 50 room building which has overlooked James Fenimore Cooper's fabled 'Glimmerglass' for over 200 years.
Ride into history and beautiful scenery. Built in 1869, visitors can experience what was once the primary form of transportation throughout the country - rail travel.
Shows all Cooperstown has to offer: world-class museums, historic streets, gorgeous Otsego Lake, an internationally proclaimed opera and award winning craft beverages.
Located on Otsego Lake. Their guests can enjoy our small sandy swimming beach or explore the beautiful lake with our free Canoes and kayaks.
Cooperstown Stay will simplify your search for private homes, apartments, or lakefront cottages in the Cooperstown area.
A family motel with all individually decorated rooms that have cathedral ceilings and picture windows facing the lake. It is conveniently located near all major attractions.
Beautifully restored manse: right in the heart of historic Cooperstown, steps from Main Street, the Hall of Fame, and fine dining. Come experience the warmth and elegance of the Landmark Inn.
Newly renovated, with complimentary wifi and breakfast, less than 1 mile to Cooperstown Dreams Park.
Located at the Ballpark, this inn and conference center has 60 guest rooms.
Location: Cooperstown Milford
Huge selection of vacation lodging in private homes, waterfront properties, apartments, bed & breakfasts, and luxury inns.
Providing quality weekly housing since 1973. Come home to our city or waterfront locations, ranging from studios to houses.
Location: Oneonta / Cooperstown
This 276-acre campground offers tent sites, RV campsites, one- and two-bedroom log cabin trailers, and more.
Location: Milford, NY
Mountaintop B&B on 22 acres with panoramic views of Lake Otsego. Jacuzzis & fireplaces in most rooms.
Accommodates families or groups vacationing at any of the several local area youth little league baseball tournaments, camps, and resorts.
Location: Cooperstown/Oneonta area
The Courtyard by Marriott Oneonta is the premier hotel in the greater Oneonta area. It is home to 95 well appointed rooms.
Picturesque country views, elegance and sophistication are part of the package of Holiday Inn Express.
Welcome to the newest hotel in the Oneonta-Cooperstown area, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains!
A full service Real Estate and Rental company serving buyers, sellers and visitors in and around Cooperstown and Otsego Lake.
Old World charm and new world luxury in a cozy B&B with a wraparound porch near Main Street.
This award-winning historic hotel was built in 1874, fully restored in 1985, and is thoughtfully improved upon each year.