Summer is quickly coming to an end, but there’s still time to squeeze in a short family getaway. You could take a last minute road trip to Cooperstown, up in Otsego County, New York and visit some of the many attractions in this beautiful area. With the picturesque backdrop of the mountains, this family destination is perfect for an end of summer getaway to gear up for the upcoming school year.
When many people think of Cooperstown, they immediately think about the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but there is so much more to see, do and explore in this iconic town. From museums to golf courses to cider mills to adventures on the lake, there is something for all ages in Cooperstown, NY. Here are just a few ideas for a kid-friendly itinerary.
Must Do Experiences in Cooperstown
National Baseball Hall Of Fame
Since 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has served to memorialize baseball history as well as educate a new generation on the cultural significance of the sport. As you stroll through this incredible space, you will find over 300 plaques honoring the greatest baseball players that ever played this beloved sport. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also offers fun programs and events this summer that will engage the entire family. You can visit the museum year-round, but make sure to make the pilgrimage to the annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend at least once.
The Farmers’ Museum
One of the country’s oldest living history museums, the Farmers’ Museum, is more than just exhibits showcasing agricultural heritage. There are also demonstrations, hands-on activities and special events that give families a first-hand experience of life on a working farm in a rural village circa 1845. This museum offers a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about and gain an appreciation for history.
Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard
This incredible location started with a family-run mill, back in 1856. Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard has become a culinary destination, with a cider-making tour, tractor play area and ample samplings of fruit, cheeses, dips, spreads, sweets and, of course, that delicious homegrown apple cider. Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard also offers some wonderful end-of-summer events like Cooperstown Coffee & Cars, Taste of Fly Creek Series and Family Farm Day.
Beautiful scenery is your backdrop to all this rich history and culture. There are several state parks with their own recreational options, and Otsego Lake is at the center of it all. Families will have a blast hiking, camping, biking, fishing and more in Cooperstown, NY. There are also beaches to relax at or boats to rent for a more exciting adventure. There is something for everyone to explore and enjoy!
At Mommy University, we believe that kids learn through travel. Whether it is camping in the great outdoors, exploring a new museum or engaging in hands-on activities, kids learn best when truly immersed in an experience. That is exactly what Cooperstown, NY offers families, an opportunity to engage all their senses in a learning enriched environment all while having fun exploring new sights together. I cannot wait to take my boys to this iconic town!
Can’t get there before school starts? That’s okay! It’s beautiful in the fall, too! With the gorgeous changing leaves and delicious fall scents, Cooperstown also makes for a wonderful fall family getaway! Want to learn more about the area? Visit http://www.thisiscooperstown.com/.
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