Richfield Springs, NY
Its location makes it the perfect spot to stop before entering Cooperstown. Canadarago Lake, just a mile south of the village, is the home of a state of the art boat launch site with ample trailer parking. Canadarago Lake is known as the second cleanest lake in NYS. It is seven miles long and two miles wide at its widest point. Deowongo Island in the center of the lake is owned by the Otsego County Land Trust and is a great place to picnic and explore.
Here are a few annual event highlights of the Richfield Springs Village:
- The Farmer's Market in Spring Park at the center of town next to the historic bandstand and clock on Thursdays-4 PM-6 PM; Saturdays- 9 AM-1 PM. The Market features local farmers offering vegetables, organic meats, dairy products, herbs, and flowers. Locally harvested honey, soaps, and farm-related crafts are also included. A local musician plays guitar and food/donations for the local food bank are collected. There also is a public restroom available.
- The Summer Concert Series are Wednesdays in Spring Park from the end of June through the last Wednesday in August featuring a variety of music styles. The inaugural concert is historically the Glimmerglass Young Artists with Francesca Zambello, artistic director giving an overview of the upcoming season. Concerts start at 7 PM. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening of music in Richfield Springs' historic park.
- The Richfield Springs Food Co-op at 140 West Main Street is open daily from 7 AM- 5 PM. Locally brewed specially blended coffee and homemade sandwiches, soups, and baked goods are offered. A variety of crafts and a high-speed Wi-Fi connection makes this the perfect place to stop and relax.
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More reasons you should visit Richfield Springs...
The village is situated on Canadarago Lake, a premier fishing resource with ample NYS DEC access. The lake is dotted with ice shanties all winter.
Baker's Beach is located on the western shore of Canadarago (six miles long), and is open to the public for swimming and picnicking all summer.
Once home to grand hotels and guest houses, seven trains of visitors arrived daily to enjoy the health benefits of Richfield's sulfur springs.
The Richfield Springs Historical Society Museum is located at 134 Main Street and houses artifacts and historical information about the village and its past. Richfield boasts a large number of antique and craft stores.
All Star Lake House
2167 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Located on the shore of Canadarago Lake, this three bedroom home is just a fifteen minute drive to downtown Cooperstown. Breathtaking vie ...READ MORE >
Fishing Access on Canadarago Lake
The state park's boat launch is located in Richfield Springs off Route 28, 3 miles south of NY Route 20, at the end of Dennison Road. There are two concrete ramps with parking for 40 cars and trailers. Please note a day use fee is charged in season, and there is a limit of 25 yellow perch per day.
You will find over 30 species of fish in Canadarago Lake, including, but not limited to:
- Brown Trout
- Common Carp
- Rock Bass
- Smallmouth Bass
- Largemouth Bass
- Yellow Perch
Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake
8114 State Highway 28, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Baker's Beach is the perfect place to spend a day with your family enjoying the serene lake with gorgeous views. Open 11am to 7pm from ...READ MORE >
Buena Vista Bed & Breakfast
937 County Highway 27, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Bed & Breakfast with two guestrooms that have king size beds. Located 20 minutes from Cooperstown and close to Glimmerglass Opera.READ MORE >
Butternut Barn Primitives
1185 County Highway 27 (Allen Lake Road), Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Butternut Barn Primitives opened in June 1977. The shop is situated in our Circa 1848 two-story Carriage Barn. The timeless atmosphere & am ...READ MORE >
Canadarago Lake Public Boat Launch
135 Dennison Road, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
One of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the state, the NYS Office of Parks and Recreation operates this modern boat launch just off NY Route ...READ MORE >
35 West Main Street, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Open for breakfast and lunch serving quick, delicious food.READ MORE >
Chateau du Lac
2123 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Bed & Breakfast-style lodging is your preference, then Chateau du Lac is a dream come true! With its beautiful appointments and amenities ...READ MORE >
565 Ostrander Road, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Welcome to a quiet and pet-friendly retreat nestled among farms. We offer recently updated pull-through RV sites, and brand new log cabins ...READ MORE >
Canadarago Lake, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Deowongo Island is the only island in Canadarago Lake, located in north central Otsego County. Well known by locals and visitors, Deowong ...READ MORE >
Dyn's Cider Mill
7915 State Route 28, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Family owned since 1929. Making fresh cider, selling sweet apples and custom pressing. Local cheese, NYS maple syrup and home grown farm pro ...READ MORE >
Fetterley Forest Conservation Area
302 Roses Hill Road, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Siblings, Judy and Dan Fetterley, donated the 106-acre Fetterley Forest, which had been in the family since 1867. The Fetterleys made the do ...READ MORE >
Fieldstone Farm Resort
201 Roses Hill Road, Richfield Springs, NY, 13439
Fieldstone Farm Resort offers cottage-style hotel suites and lodging services on 170 acres of beautiful farm country in Cooperstown, New ...READ MORE >