Where is Cooperstown? A Location Guide

So, where is Cooperstown, NY? Cooperstown is in Otsego County in upstate New York, sitting at the southern tip of Otsego Lake. It is known as the birthplace of baseball and is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Come discover our charming New York village and the things to do in Cooperstown!

NYC to Cooperstown

If you’re needing an escape from the city, a weekend in Cooperstown is just your ticket! At just under 200 miles, roughly a four-hour drive, renting a car is your best bet in getting to Cooperstown from NYC. If renting a car is not an option, then travel by way of bus. Use the Trailways bus service traveling from NYC to Cooperstown.

Cooperstown from Buffalo, NY

Cooperstown from Buffalo, NY is 238 miles, almost directly east. It is a direct shot following the I-90 E route. Driving non-stop will take roughly four hours by way of car. If flying into Buffalo, NY before heading to Cooperstown a must-stop is Niagara Falls. Just 20 miles from Buffalo, a visit to Niagara Falls is a great way to kick off your vacation!

Cooperstown from Albany, NY

Albany is 75 miles east of Cooperstown. If traveling by way of car, a non-stop route will have you in Cooperstown in one and a half hours. Albany is also home to one of the major airports closest to Cooperstown, NY.

What is the closest airport to Cooperstown?

The closest airport to Cooperstown includes three different airport options. With our central location, we are close to the Albany International Airport, Greater Binghamton Airport, and the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Each airport is roughly a one and half hour drive if you plan to rent a car. Each airport also offers a variety of transportation options including bus, train, and private drivers.

Or take advantage of Cooperstown’s own municipal airport, the Oneonta Municipal Airport, just 20 miles south of the Village.

Can I get to Cooperstown by way of train?

For those who enjoy traveling by train, Cooperstown is located one and a half hours drive from two train stations; the Albany-Rensselaer (in Rensselaer, NY) and the Utica Station (in Utica, NY). The Utica Station is served by both Amtrak and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, which provides a variety of themed train rides through the beautiful Adirondacks. From either train station, a bus or car rental is available to get you to Cooperstown.

Or hop on the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad for a unique way of seeing Otsego County. Passengers can enjoy a scenic train ride through the Susquehanna River Valley in vintage rail cars and locomotives. The trains depart from the Depot in Milford, NY, all just 10 minutes south of Cooperstown.

What to do in Cooperstown, NY

While we are most widely known for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, there are plenty of other things to do in Cooperstown. From Cooperstown wineries, distilleries, and breweries to museums and outdoor recreation, there is plenty to keep you busy during your vacation. Take in all of what Cooperstown has to offer by booking two or more nights with The Inn at Cooperstown and see that we are more than just baseball around here.

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Where is Cooperstown Hall of Fame?

Once you’ve made it to Cooperstown a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame is a must! The Baseball Hall of Fame is located on Main Street, between Fair Street and Pioneer Street.

Located just two blocks from The Inn at Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame is an easy walk from our bed and breakfast! Our central location in Cooperstown is one of the many reasons why travelers choose us for Cooperstown vacations.

Where to stay in Cooperstown?

Enjoy the best of Cooperstown, NY hotel rooms with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our historic award-winning bed and breakfast is ideally located in the heart of town, with easy access to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, downtown Cooperstown, and other area attractions. Discover elegance and comfortable luxury with a stay in one of our rooms or suites, plus enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning and exceptional hospitality. Start planning your vacation to Cooperstown today and book your stay at The Inn at Cooperstown!