Attractions October 04, 2016
The Tiny Town In New York With The Most Mouthwatering Destination Restaurant
There’s an amazing number of small towns in New York that are just waiting to be explored. While some of them offer nothing but
peace and quiet, other towns can be the perfect place for our residents to take a road trip to explore a region of our state they’ve yet to see! With a village of just under 2,000 residents, this small but sweet destination knows how to keep a visitor busy as well as get their mouth watering.
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Most of us may know Cooperstown as the home of baseball, but there's so much more to be discovered here.
If you grew up in New York there's more than a good possibility that at one point or another you took a class field trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. One of the most exciting museums in all of our state, words simply cannot describe how exciting it is to spend a day diving into history here. While this may be the most common attraction that draws in visitors, there's plenty more to keep you busy while you're here.
How to get here: 25 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326
Before we talk about which restaurant we're going to suggest, let's talk about all the adventures you can take in Cooperstown that will help you build up an appetite.
If you aren't familiar with where the village of Cooperstown is, it sits right on the southern shores of Otsego Lake. The lake has been famously known for its amazingly smooth water and spectacular sights. Giving their last boat tour for the season on October 9th, Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tours is the perfect way for you to get out on the water. Need an extraordinary reason to get out on Otsego Lake? How about the fact that there's a castle floating right on the water that most people in New York don't even know about! Want to find out more? Then
to read about Kingfisher Castle.
How to get here:
10 Fair Street Cooperstown, NY 13326
Wednesday through Friday: 1PM, 3PM and 5PM / Saturday and Sunday: 11AM, 1PM, 3PM and 5PM
The National Baseball Hall of Fame isn't the only museum worth checking out in town!
Pictured above you can see
The Farmer’s Museum
, a place that might spark your curiosity much more than you might imagine. The museum features a historical village that will take you back in time as well as The Empire State Carousel that's known as being the "museum you can ride on."
How to get here:
5775 NY 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326
Feeling thirsty and can't wait until dinner? Then
take a tour at the incredible Brewery Ommegang!
Did you know that Ommegang is the amazing sponsor for this year's Main Street Cooptoberfest? Coming up this weekend on October 8th, you can go to the
Main Street Cooptoberfest
Facebook page to see the list of activities that will be available this weekend! You won't want to miss it.
How to get here:
656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown, NY 13326
Now to talk about why we're really here...the food!
With a variety of delicious places to eat in Cooperstown, it may feel hard to pick just one place to eat. But if you're going to stop into town for one meal and one meal only, then we
highly suggest dining at Mel's at 22! Surprisingly enough, this restaurant only just opened back in 2014 but has managed to make quite the impression on our residents and out-of-town visitors alike.
How to get here: 22 Chestnut Street Cooperstown, NY 13326
Whether you're looking to stop in for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, you can never go wrong with dining at Mel's at 22.
That's right! Mel's is even open on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to serve you brunch. If you
you can view the lunch and dinner menu before you make your visit. The restaurant serves savory American cuisine, with many people continuously falling for their tasty burgers. In the middle picture above you can see one of the most popular burgers at Mel's, the Southern Inspired burger.
Not a fan of burgers? Then good thing they have a scrumptious assortment of menu items, from classic tater tots to macaroni and cheese as well as dishes like their flavorful Stuffed Avocado! It's impossible to walk out of this Cooperstown restaurant without having a full stomach and drool pouring out of your mouth in the most delightful way possible.
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