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Cooperstown, New York, Part 1

Charles HammellComment

Most people, when they hear the name Cooperstown immediately think of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

But did you know, Cooperstown is also home to a world class summer opera festival

Glimmerglass Opera (above) and art museum, Fenimore Art Museum (below)

On our first venture to Cooperstown, we drove up I-87 to Exit 19, where we took Route 28 all the way to our destination. Route 28 is a beautiful circuitous byway through the Catskill Mountains.

Lots of fun antiques shops along the way- we stopped to buy a garden ornament for my someday English garden.

Cooperstown exceeded my expectations. The town is situated south of Otsego Lake, almost an extended thumb of the Finger Lakes. The water reflects green, a gorgeous sight.

There are many historic homes throughout the village.

A selection of fine restaurants awaited us. We dined at The Blue Mingo and The Hawkeye Grill, both with lake front seating among the opera crowd.

Since we arrived late in the afternoon on Friday, we took a spin around the lake, checked out Glimmerglass Opera Festival and the State Park.

Our Bed & Breakfast was The Lyoncher. It was the perfect base for our weekend adventure.

Made to order breakfasts, short walk to town and the lake, lush gardens and gracious hosts made for a relaxing weekend. We are already planning our next visit.

 to be continued -Part 2 - Fenimore Art Museum