family travel and classic baseball videos can be viewed
every page of this site (after each article, excluding the homepage)!
THE COOPERSTOWN NEW YORK
TRAVEL SITE FOR FAMILIES Cooperstown
tourists create Web Site to help fellow tourists with their family trip
A Fourth of July celebration
scene at Lakefront Park, Cooperstown, NY (Cooperstown For Kids File
to Cooperstown for Kids, a special Web Site that focuses on the magical
spirit of Cooperstown, NY -- and all of its great attractions -- for
your family trip-planning needs.
exclusively by tourists, Cooperstown for Kids features articles written
from the heart and with good reason: we, and other Cooperstown for
Kids writers, love the Cooperstown area for its unspoiled scenic
beauty, a classic Main Street from
another era, myriad attractions and friendly locals.
first visited Cooperstown in 1972 when my folks took us on a
lake vacation at the Lake n' Pines Motel (still here). We loved staying
by beautiful Otsego Lake, eating at the comfortable Red Sleigh
restaurant (unfortunately, gone) and, of course, visiting the National
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. I didn't return until the
80s and ever since then have returned on a regular basis. Revered
businesses like Sherry's Turkey Farm and the Glimmerglass Restaurant
might be gone, but what remains forever constant is
a village stuck in time for all the right reasons. Through
preservation and a great community master plan, Cooperstown evokes
what your town used to look like before they replaced your community
with generic housing developments, chain stores and shopping centers,
and that overall dreaded "anytown USA" cookie-cutter look.
Cooperstown is the antidote to such disturbing,
modern-day community development plans.
journey of traveling west on Route 20 through charming yet modest small
towns, experiencing the stunning distant Adirondack Mountain views from
Cherry Valley, and then turning left on Route 80 to soon see the first
glimpses of pristine Otsego Lake is priceless. It's like we're coming
home. Of course, entering the village via Lake St., with all its proud,
old homes, getting a quick look at Lakefront Park, going past the
Clinton Dam and the beginning of the Susquehanna River and then turning
right onto Main Street is one of those experiences that we think about
daily when not in Cooperstown.
Cooperstown is indeed a magical
place, one of those communities that makes you feel healthy and vital.
Perhaps it is the mix of the fresh air, the abundant plant life, the
views of Otsego Lake and the gentle rolling hills, wonderful tree-lined
neighborhoods or those friendly people that make it such a wonderful
place, but I feel there is an unknown additional factor that separates
Cooperstown "from the rest."
just have to be there! Cooperstown is a special family travel
destination made to enjoy now and for your children, most likely
to return many years later, as adults eternally in love with
this special place.
your family visit to Cooperstown!
enjoyed this article, please share with others at your favorite
have a favorite Cooperstown, NY destination? Write your review here! THE
COOPERSTOWN ONLINE MOVIE THEATER Featuring
Cooperstown travel videos and classic baseball clips to get you in the
All videos are rated G for the whole family to enjoy!
This page features a laugh-out-loud Disney cartoon with Goofy teaching
us how to play baseball:
Bay Side Inn &
located on Otsego Lake just 7 miles from Cooperstown,
NY, offers 31 rooms & 10 fully equipped cottages. Our pleasant,
comfortable accommodations in a wooded setting with picnic BBQ areas, swimming beach (safe for
small children) and free kayaks & canoes is the
perfect restful retreat after a busy day at the Hall of Fame or other
museums & activities available to you in America's Baseball
Our game room & fitness room will keep your mind & body
shape too! Our friendly & professional staff, always
do everything they can to make your "Cooperstown Lake