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!