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Council Rock at Otsego Lake near the Susquehanna River, Cooperstown, N.Y.  (2010 photo by Eric)
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Welcome to the Cooperstown, NY, travel site is your Cooperstown travel site written for tourists by the tourists. Here, you will find essays, a photo gallery tour, and valuable trip planning information on lodging, dining, attractions and recreational activities, and events Also featured is a Cooperstown Travel and Vacation Blog where we update you on the latest travel news of interest in Cooperstown -- and where readers people can post comments, or share vacation experiences and suggestions (local business owners are welcome to participate) on the Cooperstown area. Our family-oriented Web Site is a loving tribute to experiencing a Cooperstown vacation with a mission to create a visit that is "the next best thing to being there" -- that is, a detailed mix of text and photos that brings you into the village from the perspective of visiting tourists.

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Lakefront Park, Cooperstown NYCome visit Cooperstown, one of America's most beautiful villages

Experience a place where Mother Nature's artistry is fully realized. Great scenery and unspoiled, wholesome surroundings combine with world-class attractions to make Cooperstown one of America's true travel treasures

Visit the beautiful Village of Cooperstown, New York, and you'll come away with a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories.

The minute you get there, you won't want to leave. When that time comes to leave, you'll be planning your next vacation to this true slice of old-fashioned Americana.

Cooperstown Trading PinsAs one of America's truly great villages, Cooperstown indeed feels like the most special place in the world. The pristine, glimmering nine-mile long Otsego Lake, the toy village-like appeal of Main Street, the well-maintained older Victorian and Colonial homes on picture-perfect tree-lined streets and the wonderful green rolling hills create a special sense of place. Additionally, landmarks like the esteemed National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass Opera and Doubleday Field help make this friendly central New York state location in the heart of peaceful and pure Leatherstocking Country a truly memorable travel destination. So many things to do during your Cooperstown vacation, so little time! We personally return to Cooperstown quite frequently as the four seasons bring real magic to our travel experiences here.

So relax, take in the breathtaking imagery of our vacation and travel photo essays, and ultimately picture yourself in this truly remarkable New York state village. Cooperstown's old-fashioned charm, family values, high fun quotient, and a commitment to locally-owned businesses make the community a model place to vacation in grand style, raise a family or start a business. It is simply a wonderful place to be. Enjoy your visit to Cooperstown!

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Empire State Carousel at The Farmers' Museum

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Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast

Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast photoA charming 1902 Victorian home, the Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located -- a three-block walk to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Doubleday Field and many more Main Street attractions. The Inn is also an easy three-mile drive to Cooperstown Dreams Park. As an additional convenience, the village trolley picks you up in front of the Inn, en route to attractions like the Hall of Fame, Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum.

Innkeepers John and Linda Smirk offer warm hospitality, a family friendly atmosphere and wonderfully unique rooms loaded with charm and modern amenities like private bathrooms, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Enjoy an afternoon tea on the relaxing front porch or in the fireplaced living room. And to round-out the perfect stay, experience the unforgettable homemade breakfast buffet, as wellas the aroma of fresh-baked cookies.

The Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast is open all year, welcomes children and is handicap accessible.

TEL. (607) 547--2532

Experience a Memorable Cooperstown Lake Vacation at the Bayside Inn and Marina

Bayside Inn and Marina at Otsego Lake Photograph, Cooperstown, NYBay Side Inn & Marina, located on Otsego Lake just 7 miles from
Cooperstown, NY, offers 31 rooms & 10 fully equipped cottages.  Our
pleasant, comfortable accommodations in a wooded setting with picnic BBQ areas, swimming beach (safe for small children) and free kayaks & canoes is the perfect restful retreat after a busy day at the Hall of Fame or other museums & activities available to you in America's Baseball Town.  Our game room & fitness room will keep your mind & body in shape too!  Our friendly & professional staff, always onsite, will do everything they  can to make your "Cooperstown Lake Vacation" a memorable one.

Bayside Inn and Marina
7090 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Toll Free: 1-866-547-2371
Fax: (607) 547-5856

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Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NYNeed medical care in Cooperstown? Read about Bassett Healthcare, one of America's leading rural hospitals.

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