Cooperstown for Kids

A Cooperstown for Kids Feature Presentation
Cooperstown family travel and classic baseball videos can be viewed on  every page of this site (after each article, excluding the homepage)!

Cooperstown Family Calendar of Events

Springfield, NY, Fourth of July Parade
Springfield Fourth of July Parade

Read about the latest family attractions events in the Cooperstown area, including news from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Farmers' Museum, and Fenimore Art Museum.

Cooperstown on a Budget

Cooperstown NY Community Band
The Cooperstown Community Band offers free concerts during the summer

Gas prices and general inflation got you down? Maximize your hard-earned money by following these money-saving Cooperstown vacation tips.

Family Travel Beyond Cooperstown
Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY
Howe Caverns in Cobleskill, NY, features an 80-minute tour of a living, limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years, located 156-feet below the earth's surface!

Cooperstown is truly a great American travel destination, but did you know that many of the surrounding towns offer endless scenic beauty and many family-oriented attractions? Read all about visiting "Otsego County and just beyond!"

Cooperstown For Your Parents' Special Getaway

Lakefront Park, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
Lakefront Park can provide a place for parents to reconnect and reflect

Parents need their own special time together, too. read about why Cooperstown can be a special getaway for Mom and Dad!

With Otsego Lake spanning nine stunning miles and a baseball theme omnipresent, Cooperstown provides a perfect
setting for the active family travelers
Glimmerglass Beach, Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, NY
Glimmerglass State Park offers great swimming during the summer season (photo by Eric J. Hurwitz)

The recreational opportunities that abound in Cooperstown cater to kids of all ages. Whether three-years-old or 97, Cooperstown offers so many fun things to do for the recreation enthusiast!

The Barnyard Swing, five miles south of the Village of Cooperstown on Route 28, features miniature golf, gem panning, ice cream, and a game room with a pool table.

The Clark Sports Center
(Susquehanna Ave., Tel. 607-547-2800) is a truly amazing facility, offering an indoor swimming pool and running track, basketball court, weightlifting areas, a bowling alley, outdoor soccer fields and tennis courts, and more! Every community should have something like this!  

Cooperstown Dreams Park (4550 St Hwy 28, Cooperstown, NY, 704-630-0050)
is the home to the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational
tournaments, bringing in thousands of families each season to watch their children play in an idyllic baseball park with a fabulous mountain setting.

Cooperstown Fun Park (4850 St Hwy 28, Tel. (607)547-2767) mixes modern park attractions with the traditional, including a "lazer tag arena," "go-karts," bumper boats, batting cages, a pitching radar gun, miniature golf, a "Blues Clues" bouncy for children five and younger, arcade games and a snack bar.
The Doubleday Batting Range
(13 Susquehanna Ave., Doubleday Court, Tel, 607-547-1852) is one of Cooperstown's most fun recreational facilities with batting ranges at varying levels, a radar gun to test your pitching speed, arcade games and a refreshment stand with hot dogs, hamburgers and more junk food favorites. Baseball-theme background music plays in the background, adding real fun-time atmosphere to the facility.  The management staff is pleasant and the hired kids seem to enjoy their jobs.

We could write a book of everything we like about
Glimmerglass State Park (1527 Co. Rte 31, 607-547-8662), but for brevity purposes, we'll just say that there's nothing nicer than spending a warm summer day swimming in the pristine lake.  The sparkling water and sand beach --  framed by beautiful hills and open green land -- will leave you breathless yet full of clean country air to breathe. The beach offers a refreshment stand, ample picnic areas and places to run, play and feel alive again. The rest of the park is just as nice with hiking, fishing and camping opportunities. In the winter, Glimmerglass State Park is perfect for cross country skiing, snow tubing and skating!

Three-Mile Point (Route 80) and Fairy Spring Park (County Route 33) offer pleasant designated swimming beaches with picnic area, both beautiful places to be, also, on a summer day at Otsego Lake!

You can also rent your own boat for a day of relaxation on Otsego Lake at Sam Smith's Boat Yard (6098 State Highway 80, Tel., 607- 547-2543), just two miles from the Village of Cooperstown.

Featuring Cooperstown travel videos and classic baseball clips to get you in the Cooperstown spirit! All videos are rated G for the whole family to enjoy!

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Kid-Friendly Hotels in Cooperstown

Best Western Inn and Suites Cooperstown pool
Best Western Inn and Suites at the Commons

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Cooperstown for Kids Hotel Travel Tip of the Day: If you are planning to be in Cooperstown for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Hall of Fame Weekend on July 25-28(with Induction on Sunday July 27), RESERVE NOW! Rooms fill up quickly for this historical, and fun weekend!

Otsego Lake
Lake View Motel
Terrace Motor Inn

Green Apple Inn

Minutes to the Village
Red Carpet Inn

Hotel Chains Near Cooperstown Dreams Park
Best Western Inn and Suites at the Commons
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Cooperstown

Lodging Near Cooperstown

Cherry Valley
Richfield Springs

Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast

COOPERSTOWN FOR KIDS! An Otsego County Media Group Publication 2008
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