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Activities

 

With a population of roughly 2,100 year round residents, Cooperstown attracts almost 400,000 visitors each year. Most of our visitors come to town for the cultural offerings such as The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and The Alice Busch Opera House. But make no mistake, our Central New York location provides ideal weather for a host of all-season activities.


Many visitors to Cooperstown don’t realize the town sits at the foot of 9-mile long Otsego Lake. First made famous by James Fenimore Cooper (who often referred to the lake as The Glimmerglass for the near mirror-like quality it can portray), Otsego provides a literal playground for many area residents and some lucky visitors, as well. As a cold-water fishery, the lake attracts its share of anglers. And, it’s a haven for sailing and power boating.



Surrounding the lake, the rolling hills are home to a number of quaint hamlets, each offering their own opportunities for enjoyment; from golf and tennis to equestrian and snowmobing trails, an excellent variety of restaurants and shops.


There is no shortage of activities for those interested in staying fit and exploring the beautiful countryside.


Of course, there are just as many wonderful spots in which to have a picnic, let the dogs run free or to take a nap!


Some of the many things to do in the area


  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Walking tours
  • Cross country skiing
  • Canoeing and kayaking on the lake and river
  • Antiquing
  • The Beverage Trail
  • Waterskiing and inner tubing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Snow skiing and water-skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Opera and music festivals
  • Annual Winter, Summer and Fall Carnivals
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • The Clark Sports Center
  • Adult education at one of several nearby colleges
  • Snow tubing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hiking
  • Baseball, too









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