Hi all! We kicked off part 2 of our New England vacation by heading over to Cooperstown, New York after getting off our cruise. A few of you knew exactly why we headed to this small town. It was to check out the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We chose to stay at this super cute Main Street Bed & Breakfast because you could walk to the Hall of Fame from it. This B&B is an 1800’s Victorian home that is so well maintained with a few modern amenities (thank you for a/c, TV & WiFi!) I adore the owners as they are so sweet and go out of their way to make your stay fantastic.Once checked in, we walked around town to check things out. There are several stores and eateries on Main Street with Baseball everything.I loved all the hometown decorationsand that so many people already had their fall decor out!The brick buildings come in all shapes and sizes
Down a few blocks is Lake Otsego which is something I’d add to my list of places to check out.Our first stop in the morning was to head over to the Baseball Hall of Fame.The big question people ask is “why is the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown?” I totally think they should say just because we wanted it to be.The museum covers 3 floors and is pretty amazing. You could easily spend all day if you read and watched everything here.My favorite things were reading the personal stories/successes, the memorabilia (hello Big League Chew gum) and seeing that they also included girls that played ball too! I grew up playing softball and even went to college on a softball scholarship so my girl power pride came out when I saw this section 😀There are several cool historical to present charts like this one showing the value of teams through the years (there is also one showing which major league teams are owned by women too).This is the Hall of Fame.Just a few blocks down from the Museum is Double Day field.
After the museum, we headed over to Fly Creek Cider Mill for Apple everything and tastings. I’m not gonna lie, I “need” to visit any place that advertises 40 tastings daily.I bought Hot Apple Salsa, 2 types of BBQ sauces made with apples, Chipotle and bacon….then after sampling an Apple Cider Slushy, I had to get one too.We had dinner at this family owned pizzeria in the Berkshires called Papa Joe’s Ristorante. I loved the accents and that they used all their family recipes. I could eat just their salads and fresh homemade bread here. I’ve never had a square pizza but it was fantastic.
Daily Snap Recap:B:@Main Street B&B – cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, sausage, french toast with really good coffee and freshly squeezed juice. I sadly only had room for half of this but love she asked if we wanted seconds anyway lol.
L:@Fly Creek Cider Mill – Shared with The Husband BBQ pork sandwich, Apple stick & Apple Cider Slushy
D:@ Papa Joe’s 1/2 Mediterranean Salad – no dressing needed as their homemade mushrooms & artichokes flavored the salad, 1 pc Homemade bread, 1 Papa Joe’s Square slice
Today we headed out to explore the Berkshire Waterfalls and Villages. We may head to Shakers Village before going back to Boston for a Red Sox game tomorrow.