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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!"

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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.

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