Memorial Day Weekend Road Trip? Try Cooperstown!

For an automotive enthusiast a long weekend means hoping for great weather, remembering where you stashed the clay bar, and exploring new roads. If you’re anywhere on the East Coast,  Cooperstown, NY should be on your to-do list. This Central New York summer destination offers a wide variety of twisty mountain roads or lakeside leisure cruises. We’re fortunate to call this community home!

Baseball Hall of Fame | Classic Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is always the initial celebration for the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame bringing in notable retired professional players for a seven-inning game.  The 2019 Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, highlights a weekend of family friendly events designed to highlight Baseball for every age group. The roster for 2019 includes Hall of Fame Members Alan Trammel, Trevor Hoffman, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Bert Blyleven and more. This must see game takes place in the historic Doubleday Field, set of “A League of Their Own”.

Tickets for the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, are on sale now online and via phone at (607) 207-9519.

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturday May 25: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. This community farmers market always offers a wide variety of local goods or produce rain or shine. For additional info visit www.CooperstownFarmersMarket.org

ART GALLERY RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for three art exhibits at the Smithy Galleries, showing 5/24-6/26. Light refreshments. Free. Cooperstown Art Association Galleries, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, 607-547-9777, www.cooperstownart.com.


PLANT SALE – May 25th 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Otsego County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale raises funds for Consumer Horticulture & Master Gardener Programs. Cornell Coop Exten Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, 607-547-2536, cceschoharie-otsego.org/gardening

Those planning to visit Cooperstown by EV or PHEV should note that public charging in Central New York is limited.

  • A single Tesla charger is located on Chestnut Street at The Inn at Cooperstown, and has appeared to have raised their flat rate to $20.
  • Those looking for J1772 connectors are accommodated within the village of Cooperstown at Doubleday Field parking lot with ChargePoint equipment. This Charging time payment does not include the village metered parking which begins Friday May 24th.
  • If traveling in from the West, the neighboring community of West Winfield offers four J1772 level two chargers. Two are at the Park & Ride lot, and two at the town office building. These are non-networked chargers and have a $5 suggested donation box. Welcome to small town America!
  •  If traveling in from the East, Cherry Valley is a neat walkable village with a couple of eateries and museum. Please note that these two J1772 chargers also lack networked abilities, but are now listed in the ChargePoint app. The same $5 donation box applies here.
  • From the South Oneonta has 9 advertised chargers, some networked in various locations and pricing schedules.
  • When coming in from the North the city of Herkimer has two J1772 ChargePoint networked chargers behind the Public Libary – free of charge. Herkimer also has 8 receptacles (7 CCS, 1 ChaDeMo) in process from Electrify America. We’re really excited to see Herkimer, New York being this progressive!

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