Follow Cooperstown Fun on Twitter   Follow VisitingCooperstown on Facebook    Google+   Follow Me on Pinterest
Cooperstown Header
Share this article

A few thoughts on Cooperstown and a "sense of place"

Everytime we visit Cooperstown, N.Y., it is like going home. The irony is, we have never lived in Cooperstown.

Authenticity never grows old, and that is why being in Cooperstown makes us feel right at home. Walking down the tree-lined, toy village-like Main Street, gazing at pristine Otsego Lake from a relaxing wooden bench, chatting with friendly residents and marveling at the presence of their proud, old homes lends a welcome sense of place from a previous generation.

When one is intune with something that is special, there is no need to constantly be on the run. No big city, and its constituents of high rises, malls, bars, nightclubs, manufactured housing developments and preoccupation with cell phones, laptops and Palm Pilots could ever match the peace of a village that happily rises with the vibrant, daily country sunrise. Cooperstown is just that place, a village where the big sky allows you to see beyond just buildings and other distractions, thus, creating a clear vision for your own personal dreams.

It is always sad leaving a place you love, but knowing it is always there makes one glad to return to one's own community and start looking forward to returning home again.

Discover more of Cooperstown by visiting the Cooperstown Photo Gallery

comments powered by Disqus


Find the lowest prices on Cooperstown hotels by searching all major travel sites at once from your home computer or mobile phone.

Empire State Carousel, The Farmers Museum Cooperstown, N.Y.
Empire State Carousel at The Farmers' Museum

We, at, are paying tourists that have no vested interested in Cooperstown. Therefore, we can pass along to you, without any conflict of interest, our favorite people, places and things in this special New York State Village.

Read our Cooperstown Travel Articles


Stay connected...

Follow Cooperstown Fun on Twitter   Follow on Facebook    Google+   Follow Me on Pinterest

"Like" our site to help get the word out on


Cooperstown Cookie Company -- mention code VCDC when purchasing online and receive $1 off your order of $15.00 or more.

Visit the Cooperstown Cookie Company

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

Learn more about Bassett Hospital

Whether a travel guide or the writing or photography of  one of the "locals," we think you'll find these books on Cooperstown quite educational and entertaining!

Cranks from Cooperstown: 50 Bike Rides in Upstate New York

Home Plate: The Culinary Road Trip of Cooperstown

Otsego County Its Towns and Treasures The Photographs of Richard S. Duncan

Cooperstown (Amazing photos by Richard Duncan!)

Planning a Cooperstown family vacation? Visit our sister site,! Logo, A Tourist-Based Web Site. Copyright 2003- . Home | About us | Advertise | Cooperstown Bat Company baseball bats | Cooperstown history | Directions to Cooperstown | Employment | Essential Cooperstown, NY, emergency and service contacts | Major League Baseball Headlines | Otsego County resources | Cooperstown photo gallery | Privacy statementWhat's new | Weather | Site map | Link to us | Contact us

Unless otherwise stated, all articles written and photos taken by Eric H.