April 29, 2013
My Date with Natty Bumppo - Dinner on Glimmerglass
Posted by: Silver Maple Farm
It was just as I had imagined it - well, except that Hawkeye wasn't actually there. Instead, I enjoyed a lovely evening repast at the foot of Glimmerglass. While chatting over a lovely lakeside dinner at the historic Otesaga, I found myself incessantly scanning the surface in an effort to detect the precise spot where Muskrat Castle would have stood! I imagined that I could identify the little coves where the ark was hidden from the Hurons. It was a fun meal for literary buff like myself!
Although well-known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown really does have much to recommend it. The Farmer's Museum, with it's impressive stone architecture, gives visitors an inside look at rural life in early nineteenth century New York. Walking through a recreated historic village and exploring a working farm using historic agricultural tools and equipment, the museum offers interactive education for visitors of all ages.
Across the road, visitors will enjoy a stroll through the Fenimore Art Museum, which features numerous genres of American Art that also speak of the history of America.
Additionally, there are many breweries and wineries on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, which offer opportunities to take a refreshing break while exploring this gem of a city. In sum, Cooperstown hit all the right notes with this innkeeper, and I look forward to my next visit!
Photo of Otsego Lake from the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown NY (photo by Eric).