One of the best parts of a stay at The Otesaga is discovering the incredible bounty of fresh, local food right here in Cooperstown. From u-pick farms to farmers' markets and more, there's plenty of opportunities to taste the amazing flavors of our region. If you're planning a late summer or fall getaway to our upstate New York hotel, make sure you add these spots to your itinerary!
Open year round, the Cooperstown Farmers' Market features a variety of area vendors selling fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, maple products, and more. Located just off Main Street and a short walk from The Otesaga, it's the perfect destination for a Saturday stroll (Tuesday, too, from June through September). It's truly a one-stop shop for incredible local flavors.
A short drive from The Otesaga, Middlefield Orchard is a great spot to spend some family time picking delicious fruit straight from the source. This u-pick farm features seasonal berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, while late summer and fall provide an amazing harvest of apples with many varieties to choose from.
Offering beautiful views of the countryside, a visit to Ingalls Blueberry Hill is a summertime favorite for locals and visitors alike. It's a perfect activity for kids and adults, as you wander row after row of blueberry bushes with bucket in hand. Summer days were meant to be spent like this; the hardest part will be saving some for later!
Fly Creek Flavor
If you're craving the sweet taste of cider, make sure Fly Creek Cider Mill is on your itinerary! The Mill presses their own cider using an antique press, and on weekends throughout the fall you can watch the process firsthand from their Cider Gallery. There are plenty of treats available in their Mill store, including Cider Donuts and no visit is complete without feeding the ducks from the Mill Pond Boardwalk!
One of the great pleasures of traveling is enjoying the local flavors of your vacation destination. With an abundance of farm fresh food, your getaway to Cooperstown won't disappoint, and The Otesaga is the perfect home base as you experience it all!