Whether or not you’re a baseball fan, there’s a lot to love about this majestic, more-than-a-century-old, family-owned resort perched on the shore of Otsego Lake (you may know it from James Fenimore Cooper’s novels as “Glimmerglass”). Fall activities include movies, bingo, ghost stories, and swimming in the heated indoor pool.
Drive time: Four to five hours.
Rates: Rates start at $445. This includes an impressive buffet breakfast and upscale (jackets are required for gentle- men) dinner in the main dining room.
What to do: Through demonstrations, exhibits and costumed interpreters, the Farmers’ Museum depicts rural life in the 19th century at a recreated historic village and working farmstead. Check out the fall schedule of holiday-themed events ($10-$12, kids $5.50-$6). 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, (607) 547-1450, farmersmuseum.org.
Rainy-day fun: Set aside at least half a day to do justice to the three floors of exhibits and artifacts that trace the history of America’s most iconic sport at the National Baseball Hall of Fame ($19.50, kids $7). 25 Main St., Cooperstown, (888) HALL-OF-FAME, baseballhall.org.
Otesaga Resort Hotel 60 Lake St., Cooperstown, (607) 547-9931, otesaga.com