- TripBuzz found 26 things to do with kids in or near Cooperstown, New York, including 11 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oneonta.
- From Otsego Lake to Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf, the Cooperstown area offers 33 different types of family activities, including: Sports Museums, Historic Sites, Amusement Parks (All Ages) and Mini Golf.
- Cooperstown, NY contains the source of the Susquehanna River at the outlet of Otsego Lake. Due to its proximity to the lake and river, Cooperstown is a hot spot for water activities and outdoor tourism such as camping, boating, fishing, hiking, etc. Events include wine tastings, a concert series, high tea, and charity races.
A living history museum, the Farmer's Museum tells the story of the rural trades and skills from the 19th century, in a completely restored b1845 village. In here is also found a 1982 carousel, a petting zoo, as well as the Cardiff Giant.
Constructed by George Clarke in the 1800s, historic Hyde Hall is an extensive country house containing family quarters, staff quarters, a farm complex, and parkland. Collections inside the house include antique furniture, portraits, and silver antique dining ware.
Adjacent to Lake Otsego, Leatherstocking Golf Course is an 18-hole course with an 11-acre grass driving range and learning center. It offers a golf shop, a patio suitable for dining and the amenities of the parent resort.
Home to more than 150 animals, including tropical birds, butterflies, lizards, tortoises, and others, the Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, is a charming, family friendly destination. Visitors of all ages enjoy the near tropical conditions and unique exhibits.
Oneonta Sports Park offers a variety of activities and attractions. There is a driving range, an 18-hole mini-golf course and a 9-hole par 3 golf course. The park also offers a baseball batting arena, disc golf course and sand horseshoes.
Founded in 1984, the Orpheus Theatre is a community theater that offers workshops for children and teens, teaches acting lessons, and provides live plays to the public. The theater has a board of directors that consists of 5 people.