Years ago, my brothers visited Cooperstown, NY with my parents and their baseball team. They had the best time and when they came home and told me all about it, I remember wishing I had gone too. I had to stay home for a dance team commitment and missed the trip but they had so many stories to share. Fast forward many years and I married a huge baseball fan: surprisingly a huge baseball fan that has never been to the hall of fame! So now that our kids are getting older and are loving the game too, we want to plan a trip to Cooperstown. I recently found out there’s a lot to do in the area besides just the Hall of Fame – especially for my farm & lake loving kids. I’m having fun starting to make a list of what we’d like to see when we visit. We’re hoping to visit sometime soon.
This summer is quickly coming to an end, but there might still be time to squeeze in a short family getaway. If you’re up for a last minute road trip to Cooperstown, up in Otsego County, New York, here are a few ideas for a kid-friendly itinerary:
Kid Friendly Itinerary for Cooperstown, NY
National Baseball Hall Of Fame Since 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has served to memorialize baseball history, and educate a new generation on the cultural significance of the sport. You can visit year-round, but make the pilgrimage to the annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend at least once.
The Farmers’ Museum One of the country’s oldest living history museums, the Farmers’ Museum is more than just exhibits showcasing our agricultural heritage. There are also demonstrations, hands-on activities, and special events that give you a first-hand experience of life on a working farm in a rural village.
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard It started with a family-run mill, back in 1856. Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard has become a culinary destination, with a cider-making tour, special events, tractor play area, and ample samplings of fruit, cheeses, dips, spreads, sweets, and of course, that delicious homegrown apple cider.
There’s beautiful scenery as the backdrop to all the history and culture. There are several state parks with their own recreational options, and Otsego Lake is at the center of it all. There’s a lot to do and it’s not too far away if you’re in the tri-state area like us. Now to find some restaurants to add to our itinerary for a weekend getaway!
Can’t there before school starts? It’s beautiful in the fall, too! Want to learn more about the area? Visit http://www.thisiscooperstown.com/.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cooperstown NY and Ostego County.