Top Things to do This Spring in Cooperstown

Things to do this Spring in Cooperstown.

Every year, Cooperstown is home to several exciting seasonal events. From Hank Aarons Day on April 8 to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival and Spring Preview Sunday, May 7, there’s something for everyone this spring and summer. 

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Things to do this Spring in Cooperstown 

Date Specific Events: 


Hank Aaron Day at the Hall of Fame: April 8th 

Celebrate the anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Home Run by attending a special guided tour of Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream on the 3rd floor of the museum. 


The Fenimore Art Museum’s NYSHA Members Spring Reception: March 31 

Every spring the Fenimore Art Museum hosts the NYSHA Members Spring Reception for those who support the wide variety of fine arts and culture. Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live jazz music, and yes, of course, art. What better way to begin the season? 


Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Spring Preview | May 7 

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival began with three events in 1999, and since then has offered the region more than 100 performances, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass, cabaret to kids’ concerts. The Festival has featured: Midori, Hank Jones, the American String Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and many more.  


Hyde Hall & Glimmerglass State Park Block Party | June 10 

Join the community at Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park for a day of crafts, music, food, books, and more to celebrate the summer season. 



Things to do this Spring in Cooperstown Anytime Activities 

 Things to do this Spring in Cooperstown anytime:


Cooperstown Hiking 

Hiking in Cooperstown is a popular activity with many trails to choose from. Trek through forests, historic sites, and around picture-perfect lakes. A favorite trail is the Clark Tower Trail, offering 3.5-miles of minimal elevation gain, making this an easy hike the entire family can enjoy. Explore over 25 different trails in Otsego County. 


Cooperstown Biking 

From road biking to mountain biking, there is a path for everyone in Cooperstown! Mountain bikers love the rolling hills and road cyclists enjoy winding country roads. Try the Otsego Lake ride – a moderate 22-mile scenic loop around Otsego Lake with notable landmarks such as the Fenimore Art Museum and the Glimmerglass Festival. 


Cooperstown Breweries 

Try one of several award-winning beers at local breweries around town. Perfect after a long day of walking at the Baseball Hall of Fame or Glimmerglass State Park. Council Rock Brewery, Red Shed Brewery, Cooperstown Brewing Company, and Brewery Ommegang all offer excellent hand-crafted beers plus sharable snacks and more. 


There you have it. Enjoy these several upcoming seasonal events in Cooperstown, plus more to be announced soon. Book your room at The Inn at Cooperstown for spring 2023.