Attractions Near Cooperstown, New York

Attractions Near Cooperstown, New York
Nestled between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains, Cooperstown, New York offers numerous family-friendly activities. One of the more popular attractions is the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. You might also opt to hike around Ostego Lake, or stroll through the Fenimore Art Museum. For extreme sports enthusiasts, Cooperstown offers the excitement of a paintball game at Adrenaline Zone.

Glimmerglass State Park

The outdoors adventure all happens at Glimmerglass State Park, around Ostego Lake. James Fenimore Cooper set his Leatherstocking tales here. Hike the uphill trail through partly wooded terrain and gentle hills 8 miles outside the Cooperstown. The trail offers views of the lake and Beaver Pond. Flora and fauna are found in abundance, and is especially good for wildflowers, mosses and ferns. The Hyde Hall Mansion is here and a quaint covered bridge. Winter offers plenty of outdoor sport with cross-country skiing, ice skating and fishing and snowshoeing.

Glimmerglass State Park
527 County Highway 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-8662
nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/28/details.aspx

Brewery Ommegang

Set in a farmhouse-style building on an old mountainside hops farm, the first attraction at this Belgian brewery is the setting itself. Attend a daily tour to watch the brewing process of fine Belgian-style beers produced at this Brewery, or attend one of many season events. Be on hand for the roll-out of seasonal beers when the time is right or stop by the gift shop, for fine cheeses and Belgian chocolate.

Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326-9248
(607) 544-1800
ommegang.com/

Fenimore Art Museum

American folk art and American indigenous art, decorative arts, photography, and 20th century art are featured at the Fenimore. Set among beautiful formal gardens on Ostego Lake, the museum is situated in a mansion of neo-Georgian architecture.

Fenimore Art Museum
798 State Highway 80 (Lake Road)
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607) 547-1400
fenimoreartmuseum.org/

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown hosts one of the great American pilgrimages as the site of the beloved Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Baseball history comes alive in this museum, with its interactive displays that honor the greats of baseball.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-7200
community.baseballhall.org

Adrenaline Zone Paintball

Safety-certified paintball on a terrain that includes woods, meadows and a great large fort for the taking. Semi-automatic paintball guns and top-of- the-line safety equipment including full head masks. The facility has four paintball fields, the Spool Field with Attack and Defend Fort, Airball Field, Small Woods Course, and Large Woods Course. The schedule includes open play days.

Adrenaline Zone Paintball
134 Forest Way
Otego, NY 13825
(607) 432-7465
adrenaline-zone.com

Article Written By Roz Calvert

Roz Calvert was a contributing writer for the award-winning ezine Urban Desires where her travel writing and fiction appeared. Writing professionally since 1980, she has penned promotional collateral for Music Magnet Media and various musicians. The "Now Jazz Consortium" published her jazz educational fiction. She published a juvenile book about Zora Neale Hurston and attended West Virginia University and the New School.

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