Cooperstown is a beautiful city located in upstate New York, and a perfect vacation getaway. Since there are many attractions near Cooperstown, you definitely won’t be lacking in things to do. If you want to balance the excitement of exploring all that Cooperstown has to offer with a more relaxed camping experience, Tentrr has you covered.

You’ll find some perfect campsites close to town. You’ll be able to enjoy quiet evenings at your campsite before heading out to explore all the things to do in Otsego County, NY. Here are just a few of activities you can enjoy here.

Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Photo: Dan Gaken

1. The Baseball Hall of Fame

One of the most popular things to do in Cooperstown, NY, is to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Here, among many other things, you’ll be able to see the uniforms of some of baseball’s legends. The museum also includes several exhibits that showcase some of the most important moments in baseball’s history. Whether you’re a hard-core baseball fan or just interested in having a fun afternoon, the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum will not disappoint.

2. The Farmers’ Museum

The Farmer’s Museum is another well-known landmark in Cooperstown. It was created to build an understanding and appreciation for all that farmers have done over the years to contribute to America.

When you visit the museum, you’ll be able to view the numerous exhibits it has that show what life was like for farmers over the years. The museum also shows visitors how farming technology has changed and how farmers have helped shape our country. There are also numerous special events at different times of the year, including a Harvest Festival, Tractor Fest, and Independence Day Celebration.

3. Fenimore Art Museum

Spend a few hours at the Fenimore Art Museum where you’ll be able to view impressive art collections. Some of the collections featured at the museum include American Folk Art, Photography of Cooperstown, and the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.

You can also check out lunchtime tours, book signings, and community exhibitions celebrating local artists. Check out the Fenimore Art Museum calendar before stopping by so you can choose the best options for your travel party.

Brewery Ommegang

4. Brewery Ommegang

If you love great beer and are looking for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, a visit to Brewery Ommegang may be in order. Here, you can sign up for a tour of the brewery. Tours give you the opportunity to see the brewhouse, packaging hall, and lagering cellar. After completing your tour, be sure to sign up for a tasting where you will be guided through a tasting of up to six of Ommegang’s beers.

5. Fishing

If you’re visiting Cooperstown to do some fishing, you’ll find numerous locations in the city or general Otsego County area. Otsego Lake is an excellent location to consider. Some of the fish you may be able to catch include salmon, walleye, and brown trout.

There are also many other lakes and ponds in the area where you can cast your lines. You will need to make sure you have a valid New York State fishing license before you fish.

6. Hunting

There are also many great locations for hunting in Otsego County and Cooperstown. Again, you will want to make sure that you have a valid license when you are planning your trip. A few locations you can consider include Fox Hill, Mountain Spring Lodge, and Stonewall Boarding and Game Preserve.

7. Hiking

While in the outdoors, consider planning an invigorating hike on one of the many trails in the Cooperstown area. Some amazing trails to consider include the Clark Tower Trail, Sleeping Lion Trail, the Star Field Trail, and the Glimmerglass Trail.

As you can see, there is no shortage of incredible attractions and experiences to take in when you visit Cooperstown, New York. With so many events and locations, you’ll be able to find new and exciting things to do in every season. Schedule your next Cooperstown camping trip at one of Tentrr’s campsites and plan to spend a few days taking in all that the city has to offer.

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Cover photo by Steve Medwin.