Cooperstown, a small village located in central New York State on the southernmost shores of Otsego Lake, is most known for being home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. But even non-sports aficionados can find something to do in this culturally diverse, historic town.
The New York State Historical Association, the Glimmerglass Festival opera and Fenimore Art Museum, which primarily exhibits American Indian, folk, fine art and photography, are just some of the rich cultural attractions you can visit while in Cooperstown.
Dedicate an entire day to tasting libations at local wineries, micro-breweries and a cider mill on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. Also part of the trail is an historic, old-world-style pub and top-rated eateries serving local, seasonal ingredients.
Cooperstown is an appealing destination for naturalists. Head to the Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory in Oneonta to tour the on-site botanic garden with hundreds of tropical plants, free flying butterflies and more than 30 species of tropical birds from around the world. With a 3,000 square foot indoor herbarium, there’s never a bad time to visit the conservatory.
When you book a room at an IHG hotel in Cooperstown, all of these activities and attractions will be just minutes from your front door. At day’s end, you’ll feel good knowing you have a comfortable room and friendly staff waiting for you at an IHG hotel.