Cooperstown and the Leatherstocking Country has
some of the best cycling in the East. It is unspoiled,
rural, "Norman Rockwell" Americana!
As Bill Strickland proclaimed in his review of
Cooperstown in the November
1994 issue of Bicycling
magazine: The road riding here rivals any eastern
touring hotspot. The area
is less touristy and developed than, say, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. And while
the mountains may be only half as high as Vermont's,
there's plenty of
challenging climbing and New England hospitality.
Cooperstown is a quaint village of 2500 inhabitants nestled at the southern
shore of nine-mile-long
Lake Otsego. The scenery is spectacular.
The back roads are traffic free. And the bicycling is superb.
Beyond the village of Cooperstown, Leatherstocking Country beckons with
attractions too numerous
to mention. Bike to waterfalls, gorges, nature trails
and State Parks. Bike to Howe Caverns, the Fly
Creek Cider Mill, historic
Cherry Valley, the Mohawk River and the Erie Barge Canal. Bike to
Bath Houses, Jordanville's Russian Orthodox Monastery, Gilbertsville's polo
Oneonta's National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Great Biking website: Cranks From Cooperstown!
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