About Cooperstown

Cooperstown is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Otsego. Everyday, people draw sustenance, recreation and respite from this beauty. The rolling hills and rural farmland further enhance the natural environment, making Cooperstown a most desirable place to live.

Residents of the Cooperstown area love their community, its scenic surroundings, its rural traditions and, most especially, its “Main Street” way of life. The Village is peppered with historic buildings, each with a fascinating story. As a popular tourism destination, Cooperstown offers a small town aesthetic to many thousands of passers-through each summer. Cooperstown comes alive with family activities, entertainment and attractions; from a swim at a cool lakeside beach, to sailing, to hiking and fishing, to shopping, dining, or a stop at one of many area museums.

Planning a future visit?

The seasons of the year are marked at our museum with celebrations that echo the spirit and traditions of rural New York State. Don’t miss our demonstrations and cute and cuddly animals. Pick the best time to visit!

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