Quick Getaway to Cooperstown, NY

Quick Getaway to Cooperstown, NY

Every year on our wedding anniversary my husband and I go on some sort of adventure. This year we stayed somewhat close to home and visited Upstate New York. I compiled a list of places I wanted to check out in the nearby states and Cooperstown was on my list. Cooperstown is a picturesque village known for its baseball history. If you love baseball, you must check it out! Best known for its National Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field, Cooperstown has plenty of stores catering to baseball fans, a wax museum, and lots more. I am not sporty at all so I will be sharing with you the other equally amazing things I saw on my mini vacation.

Before I do that though, I have to show you this road stop attraction that I had mapped to see first. In the median of a semi busy road in Gouverneur, New York, there is a giant roll of Lifesavers. I am all about these quirky roadside attractions. They make me happy so I try to see as much of them as I can and do my research before each trip. How fun is that?

When we arrived at Cooperstown, we grabbed our cameras and went to the marina. We captured some shots before we headed back to our motel. It was a cloudy day and there was not much going on at the marina, but I am still glad we grabbed a few photos anyways.

Downtown Cooperstown is so cute! All the storefronts are colourful and beautiful. I had a field day walking down the streets imagining all the portrait shoots I could do there. I do that often. I particularly loved Schneider’s Bakery. I made sure to capture all angles of it for good measure. It was fairly busy when we visited so I only really captured a few storefronts that caught my eye. There are many more that I missed.

The biggest highlight for me on this trip was visiting the Farmer’s Museum. I fell in love with this place. We arrived two hours before closing and we were thinking we could probably see everything within this timeframe. This was not the case, at least not for us. I bee-lined straight to the animals and more specifically the pigs. Pigs are my favourite animal and they are just so cute. I didn’t consider how much time I would spend admiring the animals than actually seeing all exhibits. I could watch them for hours running around in the tall grass getting their zoomies out. It was a very hot and sunny day so the animals were chilling in the shade and for the most part taking it easy.

In one barn, separated from the other sheep, there were two 4-day old baby lambs with their mom. How adorable! One was fast asleep in the corner and the other was super hungry and glued to its mom’s udder. In between nursing, the baby lamb looked so happy and I was lucky to get some shots. Of course I couldn’t pass this up!

They also had goats, cows, chickens, the whole works. The goat wasn’t up to too much but sitting in the shaded corner of the fenced yard and rubbing his butt on the wooden fence every so often. Who doesn’t like a good butt scratch?

The employees of the farm were dressed in 19th century farmer’s fashion and shared lots of cool information about how things would have run back in the day. We met a beautiful lady in a bonnet who showed us the interior of a house of a prevalent farmer’s family. It was pretty small and had cool handmade wallpaper. I asked if I could take a photo of her while she was working away on her loom and she agreed. Check it out.

We also met a handsome gentleman playing his banjo outside a house. Everyone we met was so nice!

Here are a bunch of other shots I got touring around the outdoor parts of the museum. Sadly, we didn’t make it back to see the interior parts of the museum. If you do go to the Farmer’s Museum I would suggest making it at least a half day event especially if you are an animal lover.

I highly suggest checking out Coopersville over the summer months leading into Autumn. I have seen photos of Cooperstown in the fall and the autumn colours just bring the village to life. We had a great time and my only regret is not spending more time at the Farmer’s museum.

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