The Spooky Side of Cooperstown and Otsego County

Author: Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County (updated 8/2021)

It's getting spooky around here!

It’s the perfect time of year to visit the hallowed home of America’s pastime where everyone seems to get into the spirit.  Find out where things go bump in the night or simply stock up on yummy Halloween candy. There’s plenty of fun to be had—if you dare!   When planning your visit, add these places and experiences to your itinerary.

Changes often arise due to pandemic guidelines.  Visit each business website for the most up-to-date details.  Calling for reservations in advance is the best practice.


The Farmers’ Museum – “Things That Go Bump In The Night” 
October & November
Join museum guides as they lead you about the shadowy 19th-century grounds by lantern and recount the many ghostly mysteries that have occurred in the Museum’s historic village. Then see a theatrical performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Yikes! 

Hyde Hall – “Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours” 

Tricks and treats! Visit all the spooky spots in this National Historic Landmark—including those identified by Ghosthunters© in their Halloween Special on the SyFy network. Reservations Only—Mask Required—Tour Limited to Six—No Walkins. Tickets sell out fast! 


Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours
Offered year-round.  
Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours gives you the chance to hear about the village's eerie history. Hear about our haunted houses. Learn more about our ghostly sightings. Each walking tour lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Call (607) 547-8070 to place a reservation!

Fly Creek Valley Corn Maze
Open on the weekends in September and October
If horror movies have taught us anything – even corn can be scary! The Pernat family has been farming this land for about 100 years and recently opened it up to the public to experience a five-acre corn maze. Whether you’re looking for the fright of your life at their Haunted Maze or just looking for a fun weekend activity, ...this is spooky fall fun for everyone!


Other Places and Experiences to Check Out: 
Cooperstown Escape Rooms 

Cooperstown Beverage Trail

Glimmerglass State Park 

Christ Episcopal Church Outdoor, self-guided tour (where James Fenimore Cooper is buried!)
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