Get Your Fill of Baseball, Beer, and Brands in New York
When baseball reporters say “He’s going to Cooperstown” it’s shorthand for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which opened its doors in upstate New York’s Cooperstown in 1939. Among the inductees this July 24 to 27 during Hall of Fame Weekend are Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. If seeing those four superstars—along with the 50+ Hall of Famers—in-person isn’t enough of a draw, you could also check out the new 37-mile Beverage Trail featuring one distillery, one cider mill, two wineries and three breweries, including Ommegang (exclusive maker of the “Game of Thrones” brews).
The weekend of August 7, Ommegang will host a two-day Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival on its 135-acre property, featuring Belgian-style ales from more than 100 breweries, live music, food, fireworks and on-site camping ($125 per person includes camping, ommegang.com). Forgo the sleeping bag for a cozy bed at Cooperstown’s historic 106-year-old Otesaga Resort Hotel, adjacent to the beautiful nine-mile-long Lake Otsego (canoers race it every May, marathoners run its perimeter every June) and Leatherstocking Golf Course (ranked no. 4 in the state by Golf Week).Back to top