Top Picks for Kids in Cooperstown & Otsego County

Cooperstown & Otsego County is home to all things baseball—but it’s also a giant playground full of lakes and adventure-filled opportunities. So grab the whole gang, and come experience the fun. No matter your age, you’ll love feeling like a kid again!

Cooperstown Bat Company
A baseball bat created at the Cooperstown Bat Company is an extra-special souvenir for the baseball player(s) in your family. They create custom engravings for all occasions—including for players coming to the Cooperstown tournaments—and produce collectible autographed bats. See bats being turned at their factory located in nearby Hartwick!   

Fly Creek Cider Mill
Take a self-guided tour through the mill, seeing displays illustrating the cider-making process that takes place during the fall. Kids and adults alike can savor daily tasting as they savor their way through the Marketplace.  Tractorland and visiting the Mill Pond where you can feed the resident ducks and geese is always a crowd-pleaser. Open all year!

Barnyard Swing Mini Golf & Family Fun Center
Housed in and around a historic mid-1800's barn, the Barnyard Swing 18-hole, outdoor miniature golf course – along with the Family Fun Center – offers premiere old-fashion family (and group) fun for all ages.  AND ICE CREAM!

The Farmers' Museum
This family-friendly museum—one of the oldest living history museums—features exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities that bring history to life, as well as the rideable work of art, the Empire State Carousel.  With the Crossroads Cafe on the property, make a day of it!

Glimmerglass State Park
The 'Great Outdoors' provides the best playground of all.  Enjoy the beach and Sleeping Lion Trail or rent boats to get out on the water at the opposite end of the lake from Cooperstown. 

 

Fun Places to Stay with Family:

Lake ‘N Pines Motel
Located just seven miles north of Cooperstown on beautiful Otsego Lake, this spot’s lakefront beach area is a surefire hit for the whole family. You can explore Otsego Lake with boat rentals on the premises. There is also a game room with plenty of skill games and arcade classics for those rainy days.

Lake Lady Properties
Lake Lady Properties offers rental accommodations for all budgets—from simple lake cottages for family gatherings to high-end, home-away-from-homes for the whole team. Kids will love the various amenities, like private pools and lake access for swimming and boating. 

 

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