This Year at Induction Day Weekend

Every year, Cooperstown comes alive during Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day weekend, attracting baseball lovers from across the country. At the heart of this vibrant celebration stands our iconic inn that has welcomed countless baseball legends and their fans over the years. 

Book The Inn at Cooperstown for Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day. 

Our quaint inn offers spotless, comfortable lodging just one and a half blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, shopping, and fine dining. We’re centrally located to many attractions including Glimmerglass Opera, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, Brewery Ommegang, the Leatherstocking Golf Course, and Otsego Lake. 


Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day 

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day is a momentous occasion that celebrates the greatest players, managers, umpires, and executives in the history of the sport. Observed annually, this day is a culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent. 


Induction Day Weekend 2023 Schedule of Events  

  • Friday, July 21: PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith & special guests (Hall of Famers TBA) 8-11 a.m.  
  • Saturday, July 22: Hall of Fame Awards Presentation, Alice Busch Opera Theater (Private Event) 3 p.m.  
  • Saturday, July 22: Hall of Fame Parade of Legends, Main Street 6 p.m.  
  • Sunday, July 23: Induction Ceremony, Grounds of Clark Sports Center 1:30 p.m.  
  • Monday, July 24: Legends of the Game Roundtable: Doubleday Field 10:30 a.m. (Featuring Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen) 


About the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

Induction ceremonies take place at the Clark Sports Center, where thousands of baseball fans gather to celebrate the Hall’s newest members. The atmosphere is electric as fans from all walks of life, representing different teams and eras, come together to honor the game they love. 

As the ceremony begins, inductees take their place on the stage, surrounded by their families, friends, and fellow Hall of Famers. One by one, each inductee is introduced, and his accomplishments are recounted. The ceremony is a celebration of each player’s contributions to the game, his impact on the sport’s history, and the legacy he leaves behind. Emotions run high as inductees deliver heartfelt speeches, expressing gratitude to their families, teammates, coaches, and fans who supported them throughout their careers. 

Often, players’ speeches are filled with anecdotes, memories, and reflections on the journey that led them to this moment. They share stories of triumphs and challenges, of the camaraderie and bonds forged on the field, and the impact that baseball has had on their lives.  


Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day: A Weekend-long Celebration  

Beyond the induction ceremony, Induction Day is a weekend-long celebration of baseball. Visitors and attendees enjoy a number of festivities, including parades, autograph sessions, and special events. Fans have the opportunity to explore the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, immersing themselves in the rich history and heritage of the sport. 


Induction Day is a time for fans to come together, celebrate, and honor the legends who left an indelible mark on baseball. It is a reminder of the enduring legacy of baseball and the profound impact it has on the lives of millions of fans around the world. We hope you’ll join us.

How to Spend 4th of July in Cooperstown

As we look ahead to next month, we wanted to share some exciting news about 4th of July celebrations in Cooperstown. The annual 4th of July parade will kick off at 11am, featuring floats, marching bands, and community groups. Plus, enjoy a fireworks display, live music, and much more. Here are some highlights to look forward to.


Springfield 4th of July Parade

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The annual 4th of July parade is held in Springfield Center, NY and is a great way to spend the Fourth of July in Cooperstown. Join others for a patriotic celebration of live music, flag raising ceremony, and the popular quilt show. The parade is followed with food and entertainment at the Springfield Community Center. Finish the day with an evening spent at the Glimmerglass State Park for an evening concert and firework display.

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The parade begins at 11:00 AM so be sure to arrive early as this tends to be a crowded event.

Cooperstown Lake Front concert

Plan an evening at the Glimmerglass State Park beach for a 4th of July concert celebration. The concert starts at 7:30 PM on July 4th.

Cooperstown fireworks

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Continue the festivities on July 5th with a beautiful display of fireworks near Lake Front Park. The fireworks will be launched from Ferry Springs Park. Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening amongst colorful fireworks over Otsego Lake. Fireworks will start around 8:30 PM.

Pay a visit to Hyde Hall

What’s more Americana than a day spent at Hyde Hall? As a stunning reminder of a bygone American era, Hyde Hall was named as a National Historic Landmark. Visitors learn about the rise and fall of this 50-room country house. This historic treasure is a true treat to add to your visit to Cooperstown.

Farmer’s Museum Independence Day Celebration

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Celebrate the Fourth of July by stepping back into the mid-1800s with a visit to the Farmer’s Museum Independence Day Celebration. Hear and watch history unfold in front of your eyes with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, presentation of the militia, the ringing of the church bell, and so much more. The Independence Day celebration is included in the regular price admission.

Visit Cooperstown Bat Company

Commemorate your trip to Cooperstown by getting your very own personalized, engraved wooden bat from the Where it All Began Bat Company.

Hotels in Cooperstown, NY

Complete your 4th of July weekend in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning bed and breakfast is located near Otsego Lake, downtown, and many other local area attractions – making it easy to enjoy all there is to do in Cooperstown 4th of July weekend. Our accommodations include luxury and premium suites, standard and classic rooms plus adjoining guest rooms that are perfect for families or friends traveling together for the holiday weekend.

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We can’t wait to celebrate the 4th of July with our community this year. It’s a day to come together, to celebrate our nation’s history and to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and start planning your holiday in Cooperstown. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, there’s something special about spending the 4th of July in our town. 

Everything to Know About the Cooperstown Winter Carnival

The small-town charm of Cooperstown entirely comes to life once the snow begins to fall in wintertime. Visitors can ice-skate around the serenity of Ostego Lake, snowshoe in the vast winter wonderland, and so much more. For 55 years, a weekend of unforgettable winter fun can be had at the Cooperstown Winter Carnival. This carnival hosts a variety of activities, ranging from dazzling fireworks shows and thrilling 5K/10K races. There’s something for everyone during this exciting time of year. You don’t want to miss out on the Cooperstown Winter Carnival!

Cooperstown Winter Carnival Fun

Fun for all is to be had during the carnival! The carnival kicks off with an evening of delicious hot cocoa and a dazzling firework show. Throughout the weekend, fun opportunities for bowling, movie nights, and a unique quilt show can be enjoyed indoors. For those looking for some carnival fun outdoors, visitors can lace up their ice skates and hit the rink or join in on the fun at the sledding party.

Getting to Know the Cooperstown Community

The Cooperstown Winter Carnival hosts opportunities for fun and a chance to meet the incredible locals. The Bob Smullens 5K/10K Race takes place during the carnival and is perfect for jumping into your running shoes and racing with the Cooperstown community. After the race, you can cool down or warm up with locals at Cooperstown Beverage Exchange and meet the courageous Cooperstown fire department, law enforcement, and EMS.

Cooperstown Carnival Cuisine

After taking on the excitement of the carnival activities, you probably worked up an appetite! Soup and chili dinners will be hosted during the chilly carnival night, and hearty pancake breakfasts will be available each morning. In addition, the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market will be occurring, and you can meet the local farmers and sample their delicious produce.

Winter Carnival Craft Bazaar & Other Shopping

The winter carnival offers an excellent opportunity for a wintery shopping spree in the downtown Cooperstown area. There are many unique shopping experiences, including sweets for sale, the Winter Carnival Craft Bazaar, and thrifting experiences that help a good cause.

 Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Cooperstown, only 2 ½ blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame and minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake.

Outside, our front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of delicious wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown! Book now for your next getaway.

How to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Cooperstown

The weather is getting chillier, and winter is right around the corner in Cooperstown! Colder weather brings new opportunities for our little town, especially during the holidays. The clouds are beginning to form snow, downtown Cooperstown illuminates with thousands of twinkling lights, and it all brings a sense of magic during the season. Get bundled up and discover the holiday season in Cooperstown, New York!

Santa Claus Express

The old-timey atmosphere of Cooperstown entirely comes to life during the holiday season. Starting November 26, you can feast your eyes on all the holiday wonders on the Santa Claus Express. This tour takes you through Cooperstown’s beautiful nature, with Christmas music softly playing on the train while you enjoy the company of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Cherry Valley Holiday Weekend

From December 2-4, head to Cherry Valley to enjoy their Holiday Weekend Market. The market will host the perfect opportunity to find the unique present made by local craft makers. Hand-crafted items such as jewelry, dining essentials, and fantastic art will be available from the shops, artisans, and restaurants.

Otsego County Fair Holiday of Lights

The Otsego County Fair Holiday of Lights has been a holiday tradition near Cooperstown for years! Starting December 9, enjoy a magical evening filled with dazzling holiday activities and other fun activities in the fairgrounds while it glows in vibrant and colorful lights.

Holiday Lantern Tours

Starting December 3, bask in the holiday glow at the Farmer’s Museum. The Holiday Lantern Tour’s magnificence heightens the historical building with beautiful Christmas decorations and displays. Tour guides will share the unique history of the December holidays in upstate New York.

A Christmas Carol at the Farmer’s Museum

Each year, the Farmer’s Museum presents a theatrical performance of the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. From December 16 to 18, enjoy the story of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Louis C. Jones Center.

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Cooperstown, only 2 ½ blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame and minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake.

Outside, our front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of delicious wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown! Book now for your next getaway.

3 Reasons to Visit Cooperstown in 2022

We’re kicking off the new year with our favorite things to do and top reasons to visit Cooperstown in 2022. So grab your calendars and start planning your 2022 trip today!

Get outdoors

Let’s face it, we are still living in uncertain times and for the safety of travelers, Cooperstown is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. From hiking and biking to swimming and kayaking, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Cooperstown in a safe way. 

Visit Glimmerglass State Park for hiking (mostly year-round) and beach days in the summer. Or get out on the water with activities such as kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. For those who prefer the assistance of two wheels, there is also an abundance of biking trails in Cooperstown and nearby areas. Spring through fall, biking in Cooperstown is a great outdoor activity that most anyone can enjoy. 

2022 Induction Ceremony | Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is possibly one of the most popular annual events in Cooperstown. For any baseball fans and their family, this is the event to attend, even if just once in your life. The event will be held outside on July 24, 2022, on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Electees such as Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva, and Bud Fowler will be inducted along with others in 2022. 

Bed and Brew with Brewery Ommegang

Of course, one of the best reasons to visit Cooperstown in 2022 is for our Bed and Brew experience packages at The Inn at Cooperstown. Every year we host our Bed and Brew series with Brewery Ommegang on various dates throughout the year. The Inn at Cooperstown in partnership with Brewery Ommegang offers an exclusive, limited availability two-night Bed & Brew package for the ultimate beer enthusiast.

Enjoy VIP treatment at the award-winning Brewery Ommegang. Upon arrival at Brewery Ommegang, the brewery will be closed to the public and only guests of the Bed & Brew package will join a brewer for a seated tasting of Brewery Ommegang’s finest brews, all accompanied by individual charcuterie boards for each table. 

Indulge in an amazing multi-course, food and beer pairing gourmet dinner. After dinner and drinks, rest and relax with your two-night stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, also included in the package. Take home with you memories that will last a lifetime and branded keepsakes including beer glasses, custom growler, and clothing! This is one of our most popular packages and experiences our guests enjoy with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown.

Find the experience that’s right for you:

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Complete your visit with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of town, only 1 ½ blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame and minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake.

Outside, our front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown!

Where to See Christmas Lights in Cooperstown

There’s nothing that puts you in the holiday spirit more than seeing the twinkle of colorful Christmas lights. And you’ll find that there’s no shortage of holiday cheer in Cooperstown. Plan your visit and experience the winter festivities in our portion of upstate New York. Here’s where to see Christmas lights in Cooperstown this holiday season.


Lantern Tours at The Farmers’ Museum

The Farmers’ Museum gets a festive makeover just in time for the holidays. Attendees can enjoy an hour-long guided tour of the grounds surrounded by twinkling lights and festive décor. Experts lead the group by lantern light and teach about the history of the wintertime holidays. Learn how upstate New Yorkers have been celebrating the most wonderful time of year throughout past years.


The Christmas Cottage

See the lights and Christmassy decor at The Christmas Cottage in Pioneer Park. At the beginning of the holiday season, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive. They bring their Christmas cheer and set up shop at The Christmas Cottage. The jolly couple will be there for several dates towards the end of November and through December. Bring your little ones with their wish lists and get holiday photos with Santa.


North Pole Express Trains

Take a holiday train ride bursting with Christmas spirit and enjoy Central New York as it transforms into a winter wonderland. The North Pole Express Train experience starts at the Milford Depot. The depot features lights, garlands, wreaths, and more Christmas décor. Enjoy your ride taking in track light displays and indoor decor with Christmas classics playing in the background. Riders even get to snack on some delicious holiday treats at the North Pole Station stop.


Festival of Trees

Head to Oneonta for an unbeatable Christmas experience. The 2021 Festival of Trees celebrates one of the most symbolic parts of the holiday season, the trees. See evergreens of all shapes and sizes decked out with decorations of all kinds. There will be plenty of colorful lights, shimmering ornaments, sparkling additions, and more. The best part? The decorated trees are donated to local families to spread some holiday cheer.


3rd Annual Holiday of Lights

See the holiday light show in Otsego County. The third annual Holiday of Lights takes over the county fairgrounds. Volunteers spend hours prepping exciting light displays for eager visitors. This year you can enjoy the holiday spectacle from the comfort of your vehicle. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the colorful light presentations.


See the Lights at The Inn at Cooperstown

The Inn at Cooperstown during the holidays


When you stay at the Inn at Cooperstown, you’re just a short drive from where to see Christmas lights in Cooperstown, and in fact, you can experience them right on our property. The holidays are one of our favorite times of the year, and we make sure to show it. Every year we look forward to decorating our inn for the season. Our inn’s Christmas makeover features dozens of wreaths, signature red bows, and of course, the twinkle of lights hanging from every door and tree. It’s hard not to be in the holiday spirit at our cozy inn.


Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Whether you are in town for a Thanksgiving feast or a family Christmas vacation, be sure to browse our cozy accommodations at The Inn at Cooperstown. We offer several specials and packages that you can take advantage of during the winter to stay for less.

The Most Haunted Places in Cooperstown

Cooperstown has seen its fair share of inhabitants through the years. It’s no wonder that some of them have yet to leave. The upstate town is known for being a hot spot for paranormal activity. During your visit explore these haunted places in Cooperstown if you dare.

Hyde Hall

The former residences of Cooperstown’s founding family are full of over 200 years of history and just as much ghostly activity. There have been many documented ghost run-ins through the years. One such spirit is that of the wife of George Clarke. After Clarke passed away, his son inherited the mansion and threw his mother out. Afterward, she vowed that she would haunt the house in her death. She reportedly kept her word, and since her death, she’s been letting visitors know that she is still keeping watch over her home. Sightings of a woman in white appearing in the nursery, as well as a piano-playing itself in the parlor, are common.

The Otesaga Hotel

One of Cooperstown’s most historic buildings, the Otesaga is known for its paranormal history as much as its grandeur. Guests and employees have reported dozens of strange unexplainable happenings while at the hotel. The third floor is a particularly well-known location to encounter ghostly beings. You can hear the giggles of young girls echoing throughout the halls, more than likely from the hotel’s past as a girl’s school. In other cases, employees have heard feet shuffling throughout the halls headed to the front desk. If your room is on the fifth floor, you’ll likely be sharing your accommodations with a ghostly guest or two. Don’t be surprised if your chair isn’t in the same place you left it.

The Farmer’s Museum

Walk the shadowy grounds of the Farmers Museum during the annual Things That Go Bump In The Night Ghost Tour. Museum guides recount the mysteries and ghostly spirits that have lingered in the historic village. Hear the tale of a young ghost seen in Bump Tavern. You can still hear the strike of the anvil in the early morning at the old blacksmith’s building.

Stay at Inn at Cooperstown

Complete your tour of the most haunted places in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Though it’s not haunted, our Cooperstown hotel is designated as a historic landmark. Notable details and distinct character give our inn a unique charm you will not find anywhere else in Cooperstown. We offer spacious accommodations that come with an exceptional level of comfortability and elegance. Discover the unique history of our historic village and book your stay at The Inn at Cooperstown!

Celebrate the Season with these Fall Festivals in Cooperstown

Fall in Cooperstown, NY brings crisp air, cool temperatures, vibrant golden leaves, and warm pumpkin spice. It also ushers in the start of a season of celebration with fun, family-friendly fall festivals in Cooperstown.

Sharon Springs Harvest Festival

When: September 18th and 19th

Where: Sharon Springs, NY

Every year thousands of visitors head to the upstate community Sharon Springs, NY, for the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival. Festival-goers can find unique autumn-themed crafts and goods made by local upstate vendors and artists.  Families will find that there’s plenty to do with children. They love the horse-drawn carriage rides through the fair and playing in the Children’s Village. And with plenty of savory and sweet options to choose from, filling up on fall fair food is a must.

42nd Annual Harvest Festival

When: September 18th-19th 10am-5pm

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

Since 1978, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown has celebrated the bounty of the autumn season with a huge fall festival. The ever-expanding regional favorite draws in crowds of locals and visitors to the area and brings together a wide variety of performers, artisans, and vendors year after year.

4th Annual Oktoberfest

When: September 24th-26th

Where: Red Shed Brewery

Experience an authentic Bavarian celebration right here in Cooperstown, sponsored by Red Shed Brewery. Be transported with décor, polka music, traditional German food, and Red Shed’s own Oktoberfest lager! Lederhosen and dirndls are optional but preferred to get you in the spirit of Oktoberfest!

Tractor Fest

When: October 9th-10th

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

A unique Cooperstown tradition, the Tractor Fest is fun for all ages! Learn about the vast world of tractors and explore the over 60 different types of tractors and farm equipment on display and at work just for this special event. Make sure you stay for the tractor parade. The impressive presentation of farm technology will leave you wowed. Kids love the tractors, live animal exhibits, carousel, and other attractions featured during this fun-filled event!

Cooperstown Fall Fling

When: October 9th 10am-5pm

Where: Clark Sports Center

This year will be the first annual fall fling showcasing the best of autumn in Cooperstown. Bring the whole family out for an exciting day filled with pumpkins, apple cider, crafts, live music, local vendors with fall-themed foods and wares, and more! This huge inaugural fall community celebration will be one to look forward to in years to come.

Honorable Mentions

The communities just outside of Cooperstown are filled with rich history and culture and feature autumn events that draw visitors from all over Otsego County!

Susquehanna Valley Garlic Festival

When: September 18th

Where Milford, NY

One of the most prominent garlic-producing regions in New York state, every year, local growers get together to showcase their harvests, unique garlic products, and wares, all to the sounds of live music from resident artists!

Autumn Fest

When: September 26th

Where: Unadilla, NY

After being postponed due to COVID, the 6th Annual Autumn Fest returns with a bang! Come out for a live music & vendor showcase, free crafts for the little ones, a corn maze, dog pageant, fall food, and more

Where to Stay in Cooperstown

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Enjoy these fall festivals in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our accommodations include luxury and premium suites, standard and classic rooms, plus adjoining guest rooms that are perfect for families or friends traveling together during the fall season! Our award-winning bed and breakfast are conveniently located near The Baseball Hall of Fame, Otsego Lake, and downtown – making it easy to enjoy all there is to do in Cooperstown.

5 Ways to get Outdoors and Enjoy the Summer in Cooperstown

Summer is finally here and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and explore the beauty of Cooperstown. From hiking and biking to swimming and kayaking, there is plenty to keep you active! Discover these five ways to get outdoors and enjoy the summer in Cooperstown.

Spend the day at Otsego Lake

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The blue waters of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown.

Glimmerglass State Park rests just eight miles outside of Cooperstown, overlooking Otsego Lake. There are trails available for day hiking, sandy beaches for a relaxing afternoon, and beautiful views all around you. A favorite spot to visit is Brookwood Point on Otsego Lake. This 100-year-old garden offers a place for hiking, paddling, and beautiful scenery.

Another fun way to explore Otsego Lake is with the Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tour. Enjoy a one-hour narrated tour around Otsego Lake while sipping on your favorite beverage from the bar. Tickets go on sale for each cruise 15 minutes prior to departure, so reservations are not necessary for normal tour times.

Get out on the water

Cool off this summer and get out on the water with activities such as kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. Need a kayak or a canoe? Visit one of Cooperstown’s local outfitters at Canoe and Kayak Rentals, offering three locations, one of which is just two miles from The Inn at Cooperstown at Brookwood Point. Or visit them at Glimmerglass State Park for rentals.


Or stick to dry land and hit the trails with a hike in Cooperstown. Hike through forests, historic sites, over rolling hills, and around picture-perfect lakes. A favorite trail to experience is the Clark Tower Trail. The 3.5-mile trail offers minimal elevation gain, making this an easy hike the entire family can enjoy. But you can find your favorite with 26 different trails in Otsego County to choose from.

Play golf

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Play a round or two of golf at one of several golf courses in and near Cooperstown. Our golf courses offer exceptional links, green grounds, and stunning vista views. Both Leatherstocking and Otsego golf courses are open to the public. Find the course that’s right for you and start planning your round of golf.


Biking in Cooperstown is a popular summer activity. From road biking to mountain biking, there is a path for everyone! Mountain bikers will love the rolling hills and road cyclists will enjoy the winding country roads. A popular ride right here in Cooperstown is the Otsego Lake ride. The moderate 22-mile route is a scenic loop around Otsego Lake where you pass by many of the area’s notable landmarks such as the Fenimore Art Museum and the Glimmerglass Festival.

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When you stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, guests get direct access to our Big Ring Bicycle Clubhouse here at the inn. Our clubhouse is outfitted with all the amenities a cyclist would need, including secure storage, a maintenance stand, a tire pump, and more. After your ride, be sure to come by the clubhouse for a cold beer or sports drink from our stocked fridge. It’s a great way to spend a day in Cooperstown.

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

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The Inn at Cooperstown.

Enjoy the best of summer in Cooperstown when you stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of town and is minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake.

The front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs, enjoying those warm summer evenings. Retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown!

Celebrate the Holidays In Cooperstown

It’s that time of year when the smell of hot cider is in the air, snowflakes begin to fall, and festive feasts are had by all. It’s the holidays in Cooperstown! Spend the holidays in “America’s Most Perfect Village”, with colorfully lit streets, a quaint village, and what locals claim is the best Santa Claus around! Visitors will enjoy traditional Christmas parades, holiday concerts, and seasonal sights throughout the holiday season. Discover these holiday events in Cooperstown, NY.

Holiday events in Cooperstown

Thanksgiving at the Farm at The Farmer’s Museum

Step back in time and see what the holidays in Cooperstown were like 150 years ago by spending Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family at The Farmers’ Museum. The museum is the perfect place to enjoy your holiday weekend and experience a unique part of Cooperstown. Watch pie-making demonstrations, ride the Empire State Carousel, and watch as blacksmiths make cooking tools.

When: November 27th and 28th

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

Christmas Parade

Cooperstown Santa Claus

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, Santa Claus makes his first appearance of the year on Cooperstown Main Street. Welcomed by a parade, with Christmas lights, Santa is greeted by locals and tourists alike at his cottage. Families will be able to visit Santa starting the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.

Candlelight Evening

Candlelight evening at Farmer’s Museum

Experience the magic of the season with the glow of holiday lights surrounding you at The Farmers’ Museum. The landscape of the museum is dressed in decorative greenery and set aglow with hundreds of candle luminaries. Listen to the sounds of jingle bells as horses dressed in ornate harnesses pull wagons carrying visitors through a winter wonderland. Stay warm by gathering around the bonfire and sip on a complimentary glass of wassail, a popular local holiday drink.

Holiday Lantern Tours

While the Candlelight Evening event at the Farmers Museum may be canceled for 2020, they are still holding their Holiday Lantern Tours. Enjoy an intimate evening with an hour-long guided walking tour of the Farmers’ Museum and see it all dressed in its finest winter attire. The event is held on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19.

A Christmas Carol

Note: This event has been canceled for the 2020 holiday season.

Take part in a holiday tradition here in Cooperstown by attending the theatrical performance of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”. The Glimmer Globe Theatre’s production of this classic story encompasses the spirit of the season is the perfect way to spend time with friends and family this holiday season.

Holiday shopping

Shopping on Cooperstown Main Street

Spend a day in Cooperstown by strolling down the festive streets of Cooperstown Village. Sip on a tasty hot chocolate from Stage Coach Coffee or grab some holiday fudge at Tin Bin Alley while window-shopping Christmas-themed stores, local art galleries, and specialty boutiques, such as Kate’s Upstate. Don’t forget to pick up a decorative ornament for the holidays at Zinn Brilliant, a perfect gift for your loved ones. Or take home a personalized bat for the baseball fan in your life at Cooperstown Bat Company.

Don’t have time to shop? Consider purchasing one of our gift certificates. Give the gift of travel this season and surprise your loved one with a trip to Cooperstown, NY, and a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown!

Holidays at The Inn at Cooperstown

The Inn at Cooperstown during the holidays

Whether you are in town for a Thanksgiving feast or a family Christmas vacation, be sure to browse our cozy accommodations at The Inn at Cooperstown. The holidays in Cooperstown are one of our favorite times of the year where we decorate our inn for the season and offer several special packages such as our December Special Edition Bed and Brew Package. Also, be sure to sign up for our emails to receive Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials.

So, start planning your getaway now with these holiday events in Cooperstown and book your stay at our luxury hotel in Cooperstown today!

Fall Drives in Cooperstown Upstate NY

Legendary for its fall colors, Cooperstown and Upstate New York make the perfect place for an autumn drive. Depending on where you are traveling from or if you just want to take a one-day road trip adventure during your stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, there are plenty of scenic drives that provide beautiful views and an endless supply of fall foliage. So, buckle up and discover these fall drives in Cooperstown Upstate NY.

Route 20

As America’s longest federal highway, Route 20 stretches from the NY-Massachusetts border to the town of Ripley, NY. Enjoy historic charm, a stop at the state’s capital, and of course, our very own Glimmer Glass State Park in Cooperstown, NY. Home to the beautiful Otsego Lake, Glimmer Glass State Park lights up in autumn with an abundance of colorful foliage.

Upper Delaware Scenic Byway

Following the Delaware River between the borders of NY and Delaware, the 70-mile Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (NYS Route 97) offers dramatic river vistas, famous trout streams, and unique Catskill hamlets with plentiful art galleries and antique shops. Attractions along the way include the French Woods State Forest Preserve, the Crystal Lake State Reservation, and the Elks Brox Memorial Park. In mid-October, experience color-soaked roadsides and fall foliage lining the riverbanks.

Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway

Following the Mohawk River, the Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway runs between Schenectady and Waterford telling the story of the Erie Canal. Highlights along this route include stopping off at the villages and neighborhoods that dot the way including, the town Colonie, Glenville, Halfmoon, and Waterford.

High Peaks Scenic Byway

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The High Peaks Scenic Byway is a 30-mile road along Route 73 within the Adirondack Park that leads to the Olympic Village of Lake Placid. Climb through narrowing passes surrounded by towering mountains, flowing streams, waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. Encompassing 85% of all the wilderness in the Eastern U.S., the Adirondacks provide endless mountain views, river valleys, verdant forests, and plenty of chances to see fall foliage.

Great Lake Seaway Trail

While you may not plan to do the entire 500-mile drive, plan to drive sections of the Great Lake Seaway Trail is one of the best fall drives in Cooperstown Upstate NY. The long route connects major landmarks of the St. Lawrence River, the Great Lake, and Niagara Falls. See over 25 lighthouses, enjoy wine tastings and seemingly endless fall colors.

Where to stay in Cooperstown

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Whether you are passing through or have made Cooperstown your home base, complete your fall road trip with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. When you stay at our luxurious bed and breakfast, you’re always treated as our number one priority with world-class service and top-notch amenities. Enjoy elegant, yet casual furnishings with exceptional amenities in each of our rooms and suites. Plus, an excellent in-town location near historic Main Street, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and more!

Cooperstown vacation package

Book your fall getaway and enjoy the colors as well as the ghostly magic of Cooperstown with our Fright and Delight vacation package. Includes a 2-night stay, admission for two to Hyde and Shriek, Things go Bump in the Night, and Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tour, plus much more. Call 607-547-5756 to book.

Start planning your fall getaway today and book your stay with The Inn at Cooperstown!

Where to Watch the Sunset in Cooperstown

Complete your day of adventure in Cooperstown with a gorgeous sunset in the Catskills Mountains. Coupled with quiet streets and charming homes, all set amongst the beauty of Otsego County, beautiful sunsets are easy to come by. Below are our favorite picks for where to watch the sunset in Cooperstown.

Glimmerglass State Park

Nothing beats a sunset over Otsego Lake in Glimmerglass State Park. The park spans 593 acres with plenty of room to catch the colors. With tremendous views, crystal clear waters, and sandy beaches, you’ll want to stay from sunrise to sundown. Watch the sunset from the beach or in the water with your canoe or kayak. An especially good time to visit is in the fall when all the leaves display their colors of orange, red, and yellow.

Read our guide to a fall getaway in Cooperstown, NY for more things to do during the season.

Council Rock Park

Where the Susquehanna River and Otsego Lake meet, Council Rock Park offers an inspiring view and is one of our favorite places to watch the sunset in Cooperstown. You can find the rock hanging above the water surface at the bottom of a stone staircase at the corner of Lake Street and River Street. But Council Rock isn’t just about beautiful sunsets, it’s also a historic site that was a popular meeting place for Native Americans in the area.

Canoeing on the Susquehanna River

Hop in a canoe for an evening ride along the Susquehanna River and watch as the sun dips behind the trees. To find the closest access point from Cooperstown, visit the Susquehanna River Greenway’s website. Don’t have a canoe? Several outfitters in town offer daily and half-day rentals.

Gilbert Lake State Park

About half an hour outside of Cooperstown in New Lisbon, Gilbert Lake State Park is a small park that offers stunning views of the Catskill Mountains. With a sandy beach, hiking trails, and benches along the lake’s shoreline, there are plenty of opportunities to watch the sun set over the mountains.

The Inn at Cooperstown

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Watch the sun set on another beautiful day right from our front porch when you stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Cooperstown and is minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake. The front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs, watching the sunset over Cooperstown. Retreat to your well-appointed room for the evening and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown!

Your Guide to a Fall Getaway in Cooperstown, NY

While any time of year is great to visit Cooperstown, NY, fall is a particularly special time to explore all that Cooperstown has to offer. Home to some of America’s best breweries, a thriving art, and cultural scene, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and beautiful Otsego Lake, a fall getaway in Cooperstown, NY is simply amazing.

Use our three-day itinerary below to start planning your fall getaway in Cooperstown, NY today!


Welcome to Cooperstown

Check into The Inn at Cooperstown, where you can enjoy a good beer or glass of wine on the porch while enjoying the beautiful colors that greet our property every fall season. Then take a stroll around the charming downtown of Cooperstown. Only a few blocks from the inn, it’s an easy walk to find restaurants, shops, and cafes for a night out on the town.


Breakfast at The Inn at Cooperstown

Wake up to the smell of a fresh, homemade breakfast at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our buffet-style breakfast includes locally roasted coffee, a variety of cereals, granola, and yogurt as well as a fresh fruit salad. A choice of hot entrees, such as quiche or frittata, is served daily as well.

Note: Until New York state allows in restaurant dining, we are unable to serve breakfast (several options within a very short walk from the inn). A guide to takeout and delivery dining options will be provided to each guest at check-in.

Visit Otsego Lake

Enjoy the beauty of fall in Cooperstown with a stroll at Otsego Lake. During the fall season, the banks of the lake are lined with brilliant colors of oranges, reds, and yellows, making for a truly picturesque scene. Another way to view Otsego Lake and Cooperstown are aboard the Glimmerglass Queen Tour Boat, which departs from Lakefront Park.

Soak up some history

For a mid-day activity, discover what makes Cooperstown so unique with a visit to one of its many museums. The Farmer’s Museum, Wilber Mansion, Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Swart-Wilcox House, and the Fenimore Art Museum are all great choices to soak up a bit of history in Cooperstown.

Brewery Ommegang

Finish the day by visiting the brewery that began the craft beer renaissance in the U.S., Brewery Ommegang is a classic choice when visiting Cooperstown in the fall. Established in 1997 they are the first farmstead brewery in the U.S. in over 100 years.

Enjoy award-winning craft beers and a plentiful food menu – all of which can be enjoyed on their outdoor patio. As one of the stops along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, Brewery Ommegang also partners with The Inn at Cooperstown for our Bed and Brew packages, another great way to enjoy a weekend getaway in Cooperstown.


Fly Creek Cider Mill

What better time to visit the Fly Creek Cider Mill, than during their harvest season in the fall? Take part in a self-guided tour that introduces you to the Mill’s production and history. Get a taste of the local flavor and enjoy some hard-pressed cider, apple wines, and more. Shop at the Mill Store Marketplace to take a bit of Cooperstown home with you or grab a snack at the Snack Barn, famous for its pulled pork sandwiches

Pail Shop Vineyard

While Cooperstown and Otsego County may be known for their hoppy beers, we also are home to several notable vineyards. Finish off your day at the Pale Shop Vineyard. Specializing in cold climate grape varietals that capture the rocky soil of their hillside vineyard, wine tasting at Pale Shop Vineyard is a true treat. Their picturesque setting offers hilltop views, a cozy outdoor seating area, and a rustic barn tasting room, all add to the ambiance of the winery. Be sure to call ahead of time as hours may vary during the fall.

Fall events in Cooperstown

Another great reason to plan a fall getaway in Cooperstown, NY is to attend one of the many events and festivals that happen this time of year. From the Harvest Fest at the Farmer’s Museum and the Side with Cider festival at the Fly Creek Cider Mill to the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival, there are plenty of reasons to visit Cooperstown this fall.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, select Cooperstown events have been canceled in 2020.

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

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No matter what your weekend plans are, make sure they include a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning luxury hotel in Cooperstown offers unique historic charm, idyllic location just blocks from downtown Cooperstown and Otsego Lake. Discover the best of Cooperstown in the fall and book your stay with us today!

Cooperstown Summer Events

While there is plenty to do year-round, summer is Cooperstown comes alive with various events, festivals, and concerts. From Baseball Hall of Fame events and summer concert series, there is something to do every weekend of the season. Discover these Cooperstown summer events and start planning your getaway today!

Glimmerglass Festival

It really wouldn’t be summer in Cooperstown without an evening spent at the opera. Maybe one of the most beloved Cooperstown summer events, the Glimmerglass Festival brings a variety of original productions and rarely performed operas to our small town. This one-of-a-kind destination combines world-class opera and musical theater, for all to enjoy. The festival begins in July and continues through August.

Baseball Hall of Fame events

As the birthplace of baseball, planning a trip around one of the Baseball Hall of Fame events is a must!

Hall of Fame Classic

Kick off summer Memorial Day weekend with a true classic; The Hall of Fame Classic. Spectators will enjoy a seven-inning legends game featuring Hall of Famers and former major league players. The event is held at the Historic Doubleday Field.

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Another notable Cooperstown summer event is the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Held in July during the annual Induction Ceremony at the Clark Sports Center. Typically, more than four dozen Hall of Famers annually return for this event, with the weekend filled with fun activities and things to do. Admission to the ceremony is free and is televised live on MLB Network.

Enjoy a unique experience at the Baseball Hall of Fame with our exclusive packages. Book your stay with The Inn at Cooperstown and sign up for the Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Getaway Package.

Live music and festivals

If you love music, then summer in Cooperstown is where you want to be! From classical and jazz performances to waterfront shows and the Cooperstown concert series, there is something for everyone.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Since 1999, the Cooperstown Music Festival has offered more than 100 concerts, featuring various artists and genres such as jazz, classical, and bluegrass. In July and August, Cooperstown hosts a variety of concerts and performances. Be sure to check their schedule for all upcoming events.

Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series

Every summer, on Tuesdays at 7 PM, the historic bandstand at Lakefront Park lights up with musical performances for all to experience. Admission is always free, so bring your chair or blanket and relax amongst the starts on the shores of Otsego Lake for an evening of musical entertainment.

Ommegang concerts

Mark your calendars for Brewery Ommegang’s summer concert series. Every year, Brewery Ommegang hosts an all-star lineup of well-known musical performers to its 136-acre farmstead. Past performers included Elvis Costello, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Death Cab for Cutie (coming in June 2019). Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, as these concerts tend to sell out quickly.

Other museum events

Be sure to also check out other Cooperstown summer events happening at the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmer’s Museum, and Hyde Hall. Each offers its own unique events each summer so be sure to check their online schedules.

For more things to do in Cooperstown, visit The Inn at Cooperstown’s activities page.

Cooperstown, NY hotels

Enjoy these Cooperstown summer events with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning bed and breakfast are conveniently located near The Baseball Hall of Fame, Otsego Lake, and downtown – making it easy to enjoy all there is to do in Cooperstown. Be sure to browse our accommodations and start planning your summer vacation to Cooperstown today!