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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!"

Cooperstown For Your Parents' Special Getaway

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

The Adventures of Goldilocks O'Brien

Cooperstown Kids StoriesThese original kids bedtime stories feature lots of laughs while giving your family a detailed tour of Cooperstown through Goldilock's adventures!
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Let's Go Shopping!

Ellsworth and Sill, Cooperstown, NY
Ellsworth and Sill, Cooperstown, NY


Cooperstown is far more than a "baseball town."  That's great news for Mom, who want a family vacation that goes just beyond our National Pastime.

One walk down Main St., for example, and you'll find a treasure of things to do -- specifically shopping and spa treatments:

Christmas Around the Corner, at 46 Pioneer St. (almost at the corner of Main St.), features an impressive variety of unique ornaments and gift items to brighten the holiday season. Yes, Christmas Around the Corner is open in the summer!

The Cooperstown General Store, at 45 Main St., will bring you back to the days of Woolworth's, McCrory's, and Kresge's, but we think that the quality and variety of merchandise is much better.  Plus, having a general store in an old-fashioned village like Cooperstown just adds to the authenticity of this traditional community!

Cooper Country Crafts, at 2 Doubleday Court
(right off Main St. nearby Doubleday Field) Cooperstown area has many talented artists, has a really nice variety of locally-produced crafts and gifts. The, so it's great to see the Cooper Country Crafts provide the vehicle to display these one-of-a-kind items.

Ellsworth and Sill, at 79 Main St., is an old-fashioned women's clothing store with warm service from another era and a great mix of modern and traditional clothing. You won't believe that a store like this can exist in our modern era.

Davidson's Jewelry/Augur's Books at 73 Main St., is another old-fashioned shop, located in a historical building. Friendly and laid-back, this long-time business has  a wonderful variety of jewelry and books for such a small space.  They even have baseball jewelry!

Diastole Country Home Decor & Gifts, at 4 Doubleday Court (right off Main St. nearby Doubleday Field) offers unique gifts, active wear, home accessories. various styles of furniture, linens, jewelry, purses, , curtains, bedding and much more.

Essential Elements Day Spa and Boutique at 137 Main St. features some nice gifts, jewelry and apparel, as well as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing.  The staff is exceptionally nice, not stuffy and elitist like so many places of this genre.

The Lemon Tree Shop, at 173 Main St., offers cooking and home design merchandise, while Metro Fashion, at 147 Main St., sells modern apparel in a funky but informal setting.

Mohican Flowers at 207 Main St., has been in Cooperstown for quite some time and with good reason: friendly service and a terrific display of flowers make this a special, sweet-smelling destination.  It is the ultimate small-town flower shop!

The Riverwood, at 88 Main St., is one of our favorite shops. Owner Rick Gibbons is an exceptionally nice, charismatic gentleman who really has "pride of ownership" written all over him. With a mix of fine and hokey gifts, arts and rafts.

Tin Bin Alley, at 114 Main St., has a nostalgic country store-like feel with the aroma of candles, and a wide variety of "feel good" gifts like jams, jellies, homemade fudge, old-fashioned candies, hanging wooden signs, nostalgic tins, toys, jewelry and greeting cards.

The Village Cobbler at 25 Chestnut St. (virtually at the corner of Main St.), is the only shoe store in town and it's a good one.  Not only do they sell footwear for women, children and men, but also jewelry and gift ware.

Now that we have taken care of lodging and dining, let's take a tour of some of the best Cooperstown attractions (including the incredibly rich art culture in Cooperstown), and free and inexpensive things to do during your Cooperstown Dreams Park Vacation!

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 Cherry Valley, a beautiful, historic village next to Cooperstown:

Cooperstown New York Lodging and Hotels
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Comparing rates, checking availability and booking online for your Cooperstown vacation is a breeze with an easy-to-read interface.  From the quaint to the modern, a memorable hotel in Cooperstown and the surrounding Otsego Lake towns, villages and cities awaits you!

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Experience a Memorable Cooperstown Lake Vacation at the Bayside Inn and Marina

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Bay Side Inn & Marina, 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 Town.  Our game room & fitness room will keep your mind & body in shape too!  Our friendly & professional staff, always onsite, will do everything they  can to make your "Cooperstown Lake Vacation" a memorable one.

Bayside Inn and Marina
7090 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Toll Free: 1-866-547-2371
Fax: (607) 547-5856

COOPERSTOWN FOR KIDS! An Otsego County Media Group Publication 2008
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