Of course, Cooperstown offers memorabilia of America's favorite pastime – but don't miss the antiques, arts and crafts, and other specialty retail shops on many of Otsego County's main streets.
In the heart of the region, Cooperstown is home to numerous arts and crafts shops, boutiques, and numerous gift shops dedicated to baseball, including Seventh Inning Stretch and Mickey's Place. Baseball fans should also head to Hartwick to tour the Cooperstown Bat Company.
Three miles north of Cooperstown, Fly Creek is home to the eponymous cider mill and its marketplace full of culinary goodies, plus a starting point for the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. Stop in Milford for a growler to-go from Cooperstown Brewing Company, then stop for art and antiques at the Murdock & Murdock Gallery, Brooklyn Bridge Antiques, or Wood Bull Antiques.
Antiques—such as the new Butternut Barn—and fishing shops line the historic Richfield Springs Main Street, while multiple furniture and consignment shops can be found in and around downtown Unadilla.
Tiny Cherry Valley became an artist haven during the 1960s and '70s when beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg and others made the town home. Today's downtown includes shops such as the Plaid Palette—specializing in all things Scottish and Irish—Rag & Bone Parlor, and Clough's Bookshop. Another artist enclave, the Village of Gilbertsville is home to Dunderberg Gallery, as well as the new Village Soda Fountain. From The Artisans' Guild to a massive music store and the Saturday Farmer's Market, Bohemian Oneonta is also an epicenter for arts and crafts.
Explore Otsego County Shops!
All About the Girls By May in Cooperstown
Baseballism Cooperstown in Cooperstown
Colliersville Cottage Antiques in Colliersville (near Oneonta)
Edward's Antiques & War Relics in Mount Vision
Heartworks Quilts & Fabrics in Fly Creek
Kate's Upstate in Cooperstown
LJ's Sassy Boutique in Cooperstown
Marketplace on Chestnut in Oneonta
Old Blacksmith Shop Gallery in Schuyler Lake
Otsego Bicycles in Oneonta
Seventh Inning Stretch in Cooperstown
Silver Fox Gift Shop in Cooperstown
Transitions Consignment Boutique in Oneonta
Willis Monie Books in Cooperstown
Wood Bull Antiques in Milford
Woodland Cycles in Milford
Fly Creek General Store in Fly Creek
Cooperstown Bat Company in Hartwick
Cooperstown Farmers' Market in Cooperstown
Cooper Country Crafts in Cooperstown
Ellsworth & Sill in Cooperstown
Riverwood in Cooperstown
Tin Bin Alley in Cooperstown
Plaide Palette in Cherry Valley