About two weeks ago I flew out to Cooperstown, NY for the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction. Jeff Bagwell from the Astros was being inducted, so being huge Astros fan, it was the perfect time to visit Cooperstown. Let me start off by saying that the town of Cooperstown was beautiful! It was up in the hills surrounded by lush, green trees and located right off a lake. Luckily, I was able to send the drone up late Saturday evening to get some great shots of the town.
We arrived Friday afternoon in Albany, which is just an hour and 20 minutes away from Cooperstown. I knew we had a long day on Saturday so we just rested in the hotel Friday night after a busy 3 days in Philadelphia. Saturday morning, we made our way out to Cooperstown and arrived by 11am. We set up some chairs out with other Astros fan set up just outside the museum. There was a parade at 6pm so that’s why everyone wanted to set up early and claim their spot. We spent the day touring the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, walking main street, and just chatting with other baseball fans there to enjoy HOF weekend.
Sunday was the day of the induction ceremony. Once again, we arrived around 11am and set up our chairs… this time at a giant field at Clarks Sports Center. The ceremony was at 1:30 so we had just a couple hours to hang out with all the other fans that showed up. It ended up being a gorgeous day with not a cloud in the sky, which was perfect!
The ceremony lasted about 3 hours and once it was all done we stopped by a brewery 5 minutes away named Ommegang. We always love to stop by local breweries when we travel and this was one of the most popular ones in the area.
So that’s a quick rundown of our trip to Cooperstown, NY for the Baseball Hall of Fame. If you are a baseball fan, I definitely recommend making the trip out one summer.