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!
 Local residents will happily show you their wonderful village with boat and walking tours!

Glimmerglass Queen boat, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
The "Glimmerglass Queen" provides the perfect vehicle to view Otsego Lake (photo source: Lakefront Motel)

Having a professional guide give you a tour can be a great way to get familiar with Cooperstown, NY, by land or by lake!

A narrative tour of Otsego Lake on the modern, clean Glimmerglass Queen affords an educational, scenic and refreshing way to learn about this stunning nine-mile lake.  Here, you can learn about Jame's Fenimore Cooperstown's love for the lake and the beautiful surrounding hills.  The boat takes off hourly from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the Lakefront Motel, Restaurant and Marina at Lakefront Park during the warm weather season, with different hours off-season.  The Glimmerglass Queen is also available for private chartered parties. For more information, please visit the Glimmerglass Queen Web Site, or call 607-547-9511.

Other Otsego Lake boat tours include C.P. Charter's Service (Tel. 315-858-3922) for private fishing and historical sightseeing tours.  You can also rent your own boat and create your own tour at Sam Smith's Boat Yard (6098 State Highway 80, Tel. 607- 547-2543), just two miles from the Village of Cooperstown.

What better way to learn about Cooperstown than by touring with someone who knows and loves the area with boundless affection and passion for the area? Paul Kuhn, a truly nice man, will give you a walking tour through his Guided Tours of Cooperstown. We have not personally been on his tour, but we're confident you'll get a wonderful  "101" introduction of Cooperstown. Paul is extremely knowledgeable about the area! Call Paul at 607- 547-6181 to sign up for a tour.

Chuck and Trish D'Imperio at Cooperstown Walks also offers a detailed tour, two miles in length and "highlighting its many charms, people and folklore." For details of a tour of the familiar and hidden Cooperstown, please visit the Cooperstown Walk Web Site.

The Cooperstown-Charlotte Valley Railroad, built in 1869, offers scenic rides through the visually stunning Susquehanna Valley throughout the day from June 7-Aug. 30. You can take off from Cooperstown or Milford for a wonderful nine-mile excursion, both offering impressively restored depots.  For more information, please visit the charming and fun Leatherstocking Railway Historical Web Site, or call 607-432-2429.

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!

This page features a tour of some of Cooperstown's best attractions:


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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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