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Destination Cooperstown: Can't-Miss Attractions During Your Downtime

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 15 May 2023
Destination Cooperstown

All work and no play leads to uninspiring meetings. After all, what good is a destination meeting if you don't explore the destination? During your next corporate event at the Otesaga, be sure to build in downtime to check out everything Cooperstown has to offer. Our charming village is known for its natural beauty and rich baseball history, but it also has something for everyone. Here are some ideas to get you started!

Back to Nature
Located at the northern end of Otsego Lake, Glimmerglass State Park offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, including swimming, hiking, and fishing. The park is an idyllic spot for a picnic, with beautiful views of the lake setting the scene. You can also find the oldest existing covered bridge in the country on the grounds of the park, as well as Hyde Hall, a historic 19th century estate open seasonally for tours.

Exhibiting Fun
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is undoubtedly the most well-known attraction in Cooperstown. This shrine to America's national pastime houses priceless baseball artifacts, including jerseys, baseballs, and bats from some of the game's greatest players. Located on the shores of Otsego Lake, Fenimore Art Museum boasts an impressive collection of American folk art, as well as fine art and photography. Its picturesque location makes it a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. The Farmers' Museum showcases life in rural America in the 19th century, with exhibits that include a blacksmith shop, farmstead, and the historic village.

Sip & Savor
Did you know that Otsego County was once the leading hops producer in the country? It's only natural then that Cooperstown is home to award-winning breweries like Brewery Ommegang and Red Shed Brewery. Craft beverage enthusiasts will find lots of options to choose from near the Otesaga, including Pail Shop Vineyards, Fly Creek Cider Mill, and Cooperstown Distillery. Whether you prefer beer, wine, or spirits make sure you leave time to raise a glass during your time in Cooperstown.

Your Home Base
If you're pressed for time, there's plenty of fun to be had right here at the Otesaga. Guests can rent kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards and enjoy the beauty of Otsego Lake. Rent a bike and soak in all of the quaint charm of Cooperstown's iconic Main Street. Get competitive with a game of tennis or pickleball on our courts. Be sure to make time for some downtime during your next corporate event. Our experienced sales team is ready to help, so contact them today!


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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