1.Howe Caverns Tours
Howe Caverns is one of the Upstate NY attractions you don’t want to miss. Your journey winds through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive boulders, to a subterranean riverbed carved over countless millennia. Deep in the cave, solid rock appears fluid: creating strange formations, flowing sheets and dripping stalactites. Mysterious grottos lead off into distant, unexplored passages. Shadows hide secrets in every crack and crevice. The path twists and turns ever downward to the glassy surface of an underground lake that trails off into the absolute darkness of the cave’s Eastern Terminus... this is the Howe Caverns experience
255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, NY 12092
15 miles from sharon springs
2 .Opera House Cooperstown
The Glimmerglass Festival (formerly known as Glimmerglass Opera) is an opera company which was founded in 1975 by Peter Macris and presents an annual season of operas at the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake eight miles (13 km) north of Cooperstown, NY.
The summer-only season usually consists of four productions performed in rotating repertory. Glimmerglass is well known for producing new, lesser-known, and rare works, many of which in years past have been co-produced with the New york City opera. It is the second-largest summer opera festival in the United States, led by Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello.
3. Wintergreen Park Road, Canajoharie
Nature at its finest. Wintergreen Park features the dramatic 45-foot Canajoharie Falls and several smaller cascades in the public section of Canajoharie Gorge, as well as scenic nature trails and picnic areas.
Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-9:30pm.
Wintergreen Park Road, Canajoharie
7 miles from sharon springs
Join us for your personalized pre-dinner cocktail, or sunset cocktail cruise on the historic Otsego Lake. We launch twice daily from the Village Docks at Lakefront Park in the heart of Cooperstown. We accommodate up to 10 passengers. Reserve a seat at our table, or reserve the entire craft for your private event. Sit back, relax, and let us provide you with a memorable evening upon the magical setting of Otsego Lake.
Our 24’ vessel is all-electric and solar powered, for a quiet, eco-friendly excursion. The well-appointed deck provides guests with a luxurious experience designed with class and comfort in mind. Cushioned seating around an intimate, shared table, plush blankets, and accoutrements to protect you from the elements are in place, and a restroom is on-board. Your Captain is licensed by the US Coast Guard.
Cooperstown Cruise Co, Cooperstown, NY 13326
20 miles from sharon springs
5.National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country's most popular destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world. Standing as a three-story red brick building on Main Street, the Museum opened its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939. A visit to the Hall of Fame is a journey through the past and a chance for you, your family, your friends and future generations to relive baseball's greatest players and moments that made the game what it is today.
25 Main Street,Cooperstown, NY 13326
22 miles from sharon springs
6.Farmers Museum Cooperstown
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life firsthand through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits.
The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a working farmstead, a recreated historic village, the Empire State Carousel, and a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, The museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. Its collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages,
hand planes to plows.
5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
22 miles from sharon springs
7.NY Ski Resorts in the Catskills
New York's Great Northern Catskills is home to two premier downhill ski resorts - Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain
Hunter Mountain ? the "Snowmaking Capital of the World"
Nestled amid the mountain towns of Hunter and Lexington, Hunter Mountain is just over half-an-hour's drive south of Albany, NY. Hunter is the highest mountain peak in Greene County, attracting skiers and riders from across the Northeast.
Ski and play packages are also available for the winter season at a variety of other resorts and lodging properties throughout the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.
Windham Mountain ? Family-Friendly and Award-Winning
Windham Mountain is one of New York's most easily accessible ski resorts, offering skiers and riders the "Northeast's Premier Alpine Lifestyle Since 1960," just south of Albany.
With 1,600 vertical feet of skiing, 97% snowmaking coverage and 12 ski lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads, Windham Mountain's reputation as a family-friendly destination is unsurpassed in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.
19 Resort Dr, Windham, NY 12496
54 miles from sharon springs
8. Lake George
The Lake George Area offers the perfect opportunity for couples, families and group road-trippers to experience everything from outdoor adventure to peaceful solitude in the Southern Adirondack Mountains.
1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY
86 miles from sharon springs
9. The Mount
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants. The house and gardens are open to the public May-October.
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA 01240
97 miles from sharon springs
10. Erie Canal
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that is part of the east?west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal), not tour site. Originally, it ran about 363 miles (584 km) from Albany, on the Hudson River, to Buffalo, at Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.
Living in Upstate New York with the Erie Canal a major part of our landscape, you likely drive over the Erie Canal multiple times each day without giving it a second thought. There is one place in New York where you can drive under the canal.
Located in Medina along the aptly named Culvert Road, there is a cut below the Erie Canal. The road is Orleans County Route 35 and can be reached from Route 31 just east of Medina or Route 104 near Oak Orchard.
110 miles from sharon springs