The Best Weekend Trip to Cooperstown

Enjoy a special weekend trip to Cooperstown. Here, there’s so much to do. From spending time on Otsego Lake to exploring museums, biking and hiking trails, breweries, local festivals, and Glimmerglass State Park, in Cooperstown there’s always something fun going on. 


What to do on a Weekend Trip to Cooperstown 


Glimmerglass State Park 

Glimmerglass State Park offers so many opportunities for recreational fun, all year long. Overlooking Otsego Lake, enjoy a picnic on the beach, fish in the vast body of water, or hike along the trails. Visit historic Hyde Hall and learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of the majestic 50 room country house. In the mansion see “the finest two rooms built in a private home in America prior to 1840” and marvel at the many original furnishings. Guided tours available.  


Cooperstown Museums 

From establishments that house groundbreaking pieces of art to those that celebrate Cooperstown’s rural heritage, here you’ll find several museums to visit. As one of the country’s oldest outdoor living history museums, The Farmer’s Museum showcases rural life as it once was in 1845 in Otsego County. Fenimore Art Museum is home to beautiful art with a focus on American folk art and American Indian artwork. It’s also home to historic letters exchanged by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. 


Glimmerglass Festival 

Celebrating the musical arts, the Glimmerglass Festival occurs every summer with musicals and opera performances. The festival is hosted at the beautiful Alice Busch Opera Theater near the northern part of Otsego Lake. Patrons have a thrilling experience at these unique concerts and enjoy the opportunity to meet fellow art enthusiasts as well. 


Brewery Ommegang 

Brewery Ommegang is an authentic Belgian-style farmstead brewery located on an old 140-acre hop farm. Visit Café Ommegang for unique beer and cider, plus delicious food from the Ommegang kitchen. You can also take a guided tour and tasting. Don’t forget to attend one of their concerts during your trip! 


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 ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and relax in our signature rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for some much need rest and more relaxation. Recharge for another day of exploring in Cooperstown, NY. 

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown! Book your weekend trip to Cooperstown now.