Just a short drive away lies the quaint village of Cooperstown. Synonymous with baseball, the town offers so much more! Visit the Fenimore Art Museum to tour their diverse collection while enjoying the panorama of Otsego Lake. The estate, once owned by canonical novelist James Fenimore Cooper, is a piece of artwork unto itself. The Farmer’s Museum is always humming with events and demonstrations for the whole family. Any visitor will be delighted by The Empire State Carousel housed at the museum.
If enjoying a libation is on your agenda, choose from one or two of the local breweries, distilleries or wineries that dot the roads in and out of downtown. Cap your visit off by savoring delicacies in Cooperstown’s many restaurants featuring the bounty of the surrounding farms and artisans. Cooperstown may still be a beacon for the American pastime, but it is also beckons connoisseurs of nature, food, and culture.
8/31 – 9/1
10 AM – 5 PM
Cooperstown Artisan Festival – Main Street, Cooperstown; Browse the wares of more than 60 local artisans featuring jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber arts, and more. The festival will include food, music and fin for all ages. Cooperstownartisanfestival.info for more information.
9/21 – 9/22
10 AM – 5 PM
41st Annual Harvest Festival – The Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown; Enjoy live music, food vendors, demonstrations and the celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Farmersmuseum.org for more information.
Drops to Hops – Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown; This annual bike race has two courses for every skill level. Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while you ride. Dropstohops.itsyourrace.com for more information
Weekends through 10/14
Fall Folliage Trains – Boards at Milford Depot, Milfors; Enjoy a relaxing and picturesque ride through the beautiful Susquhanna River Valley on this 2½ hour ride. Irhs.com for more information and reservations.