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The Joys of October: Baseball, Pumpkins, and Halloween

Fall is our favorite time of year, when we appreciate the year’s harvest and take in the views along the rolling hills of Otsego County.

A visit to Cooperstown/Otsego County this time of year is simply spooktacular. Whether you’re ghost hunting, visiting your favorite baseball haunts, or carving a jack-o-lantern, Cooperstown/Otsego County is the perfect place for your autumn adventure.

Hyde and shriek!

Hyde Hall, a neoclassical mansion brimming with specters, is a must-visit stop on New York State’s Haunted History Trail. Take a candlelit tour and see where ghosts have been sighted over the last 150 years. Tours are available this Friday and Saturday evening (Oct. 28-29) $20 per person. Learn more. 

It’s glowing!

Image a sea of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, lit up and grinning into the night sky. That’s exactly what you’ll see at the Cooperstown Art Association’s annual Pumpkin Glow. Drop off your pumpkins earlier in the day, and come back later in the evening to enjoy the glowing gourds and get in the Halloween spirit with activities and treats. Sunday, October 30th, from 6-7 p.m. Learn more. 

The World Series!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for baseball fans, and with the Cubs in the series for the first time since 1945, this year is already one for the history books. Get in the spirit of the game by visiting Cooperstown’s historic baseball exhibits at the Baseball Hall of Fame. See lifelike renditions of baseball greats at the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum, watch live bat turning during a tour of the Cooperstown Bat Company factory and prepare to root, root, root for your favorite team!
Community Spotlight: Worcester
A walk down Worcester’s Main Street is like taking a step back in time.
Located conveniently just off Interstate 88, this small village is mid-way between Oneonta and Cobleskill. The Worcester area is a sportsman’s paradise, where hunting and fishing opportunities abound. The nearby Schenevus Creek is a NYS-designated trout fishery. Looking for winter activities? Snowmobile trails are abundant in the Worcester area.
Upcoming Events
Be sure to check out these events during your visit:
Hyde and Shriek at Hyde Hall, Oct. 28, 29, Cooperstown
Pumpkin Glow, Oct. 30, Cooperstown
Fan Favorites: Where to Stay
Plan your overnight stay at one of our favorite spots:
The Otesaga
The Otesaga Resort Hotel is a magnificent, Federal-style resort with sweeping views of Otsego Lake. Enjoy the hotel’s outdoor (heated) swimming pool, relax in a rocker on the veranda or sip an adult beverage around the luxurious fire pit in the evening. Two excellent restaurants offer elegant or more casual dining. The hotel offers rental bikes, canoes and paddle boards for recreation on and around the lake.
A warm welcome awaits you at The Inn at Cooperstown! This award-winning historic hotel was built in 1874 and was fully restored in 1985. Spotless guest rooms are individually decorated with many charming touches. The hotel is centrally located to all of the village’s attractions creating a “park and walk” experience.  After exploring the lovely village of Cooperstown, visitors can unwind in a rocking chair on the hotel’s sweeping veranda or enjoy the fireplace in a cozy sitting room.
Cooperstown & Otsego County
For trip planning resources including full lists of museums, attractions, events, lodging deals and more, check out ThisIsCooperstown.com.
Contact Information
20 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: (607) 322-4046
info@thisiscooperstown.com

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