Winter, Small-Town Charm

Author: Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County - Jacqueline White, Travel Trade Manager

The World Series’ last out’s been called...So, What is there to do in a baseball town during the Winter?

The baseball diamonds may be quiet, but the fun never stops in Cooperstown and Otsego County—and remember, unless it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day, it's always game time at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Here, in Cooperstown, the off-season means adventure without the crowds.



Locals know cold-weather months offer the best chance to relax and reconnect over comfort foods and unique libations. Call and order ahead for pick up only at Cooperstown’s Alex's World Bistro where Chef Alex Webster crafts international dishes made with love and fresh ingredients.  Or head down to Oneonta's funky Yellow Deli.  Normally open 24 hours, 5 days a week, you could occasionally groove to live music in the evenings while you grab a bite.


If you prefer a wider scope, head out to rural downtown districts to discover more of our small-town charm and resident favorites...places like Cherry Valley’s Plaide Palette, Oneonta’s Green Toad Bookstore, and Fly Creek’s Heartworks Quilts & Fabrics.  Visit the Artisans' Guild in Oneonta or the Cooperstown Art Association's Gallery and Shop full of creations from regional makers. 


You’ll also want to keep an eye on special events taking place throughout the winter months in and around Cooperstown.  


Packages are also offered occasionally to make planning your next trip a snap!


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