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5 Best Winter Activities to Enjoy in Cooperstown

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 11 Jan 2021

Winter in Cooperstown is known as our "serene season." It's a time where you can set your own pace, whether it's an outdoor snowy adventure, sitting by the fireside with a good book, or a mix of both! While there are less visitors than a typical summer or fall, there are still plenty of activities for people to enjoy. Here are our top five suggestions for winter activities to experience during a stay at our upstate New York resort:

Hiking & Snowshoeing at Glimmerglass State Park

Cooperstown is a magical place in winter. With the crisp air and pristine snow, it's the perfect season to get the blood flowing with some outdoor activities. Hiking and snowshoeing the many trails in our area is a great way to experience some of the winter magic for yourself. Glimmerglass State Park is an ideal spot for outdoor winter activities, whether you're hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, with several trails to enjoy.

Cross-Country Skiing at Leatherstocking Golf Course

Cross-country skiing is another popular winter activity in Cooperstown. While Glimmerglass State Park has trails to explore, guests at The Otesaga have an option that's right outside their door! Leatherstocking Golf Course is closed for the season, a fresh blanket of snow provides a great excuse to get outside for some exercise and enjoy the lake views. Don't want to bring your skis with you? Consider renting equipment from Mt. Otsego Ski Shop.

Sledding at Lakefront Park

Down the road from The Otesaga you'll find the perfect spot for some sledding with the family. Located on Otsego Lake, the hill at Lakefront Park offers a stunning view of the landscape, whether you're at the top, bottom, or gleefully sliding downhill. When you're all done, Stagecoach Coffee is a close walk, so you can warm up with some hot beverages and a snack.

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

Of course, not all of your winter activities need to be outdoors! While we tend to think of baseball in the summer and fall, in Cooperstown it's a four season pastime. When you're ready for some indoor fun, a visit to The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is definitely in order. Open year round, visitors can take advantage of this quieter time of year to stroll the hallowed halls at their own pace. With so many fascinating baseball artifacts to see, you'll have plenty of time to take it all in!


Sometimes, the best winter activity is doing absolutely nothing! A little downtime may be just what you need for your next getaway, staying inside with a good book and a glass of wine or mug of hot cocoa. Schedule a massage at Hawkeye Spa or experience memorable meals during our Winter Dining season at The Hawkeye Bar & Grill, including events like Hawkeye International Nights, 1909-Themed Dinners, and more. Make sure you squeeze in some time to relax when planning your itinerary!

Whether you prefer being outside in the elements or watching the snowfall cozily from indoors, Cooperstown has everything you need for a fun getaway. There are plenty of ways to stay active or actively lounge during your stay at The Otesaga. Book your stay today and enjoy Cooperstown during this peaceful time of year.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel remains steadfast in our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to adhere to our strict cleaning and social distancing guidelines. Please visit our website for more information on Otesaga CARE - our commitment to a Clean And Responsible Environment.

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