The 10 Best Things to Do in Richfield Springs, United States

August 5, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Richfield Springs is a village located in the Town of Richfield, on the north-central border of Otsego County, New York. The population was 1,264 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from some local sulfur springs.
Restaurants in Richfield Springs

1. Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard

288 Goose St, Fly Creek, NY 13337-2314 +1 607-547-9692
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4.5 based on 363 reviews

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard

Historic, water-powered cider mill on the banks of Fly Creek pressing fresh, sweet cider for more than 160 years minutes from Cooperstown, NY and Open All Year! Experience the Mill Marketplace's daily tasting of over 40 specialty foods including fresh mill~made fudge, mill~aged extra-sharp cheddar cheese, salsa, apple wines and hard ciders. Tour the Mill and relax on the Mill pond observation deck with a farm-fresh delicious lunch.

Reviewed By Gary M - Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

We read about this cider mill and decided to take a tour. We were happy with the choice. The place is set up to taste many products, cider, cheeses, apples and other condiments. After leaving there, I didn't need lunch. We enjoyed seeing the machines and learning about the production and history of the mill.

2. Holy Trinity Monastery

Robinson Road, Jordanville, NY 11223 +1 315-858-0940
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5 based on 14 reviews

Holy Trinity Monastery

Reviewed By CATTSAR - Provincetown, Massachusetts

There is no fee for the monastery, but contributions are accepted and appreciated especially at the museum.
I was not sure what to expect and what I found was way more than I had hoped for!!
The monastery is a working monastery which was awesome to witness. We started in the bookstore while we waited for the museum to open at 2 PM. It was a slow day and I had the good fortune of conversing with a brother about The Russian Orthodox Church in and outside of Russia. We also talked about the Imperial Russian Family, their murder and their evolution to sainthood as well as the many icons. We then spent some time in the monastic cemetery. At 2 we headed over to the museum which, though small, was a stunning collection of religious artifacts some dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. In addition, there was information about selected Tsars, their reigns, and their relationships with the church. Not to be missed!!
We were then treated to a private tour of the baptismal fonts and bell tower, to include an in depth explanation of the icons. We then moved into the church, both upper and lower, where brother again explained in detail the church and the deliberate reasons for the specific icons, their specific placement and the evolution of the monastery and its on going roll.
The grounds are fairly compact and easy to navigate. There is, in fact, a map available. This is a must for anyone interested in history, religious history and an absolute for anyone interested in Russian history.
The pictures inside the church are poorly lit. While pictures are allowed, flashes are not.

3. Otsego Golf Club

144 Pro Shop Drive, Springfield Center, NY 13468 +1 607-547-9290
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Otsego Golf Club

Historic Golf Club on the shores of Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, NY.

Reviewed By Polly H - Gloversville, New York

This is a fun course much cheaper than the Leatherstocking. It's not as we'll maintained but looks over the lake and has some interesting features. Look for the lunch special, a great deal.

4. Erie Canal Cruises

800 Mohawk St, Herkimer, NY 13350-2261
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5 based on 730 reviews

Erie Canal Cruises

We offer many ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of a trip down the Erie Canal! Our most popular cruise is our sight seeing cruise. Daily sight seeing cruises are 90 minutes in length and travel east on the Erie Canal through Lock 18, raising and lowering vessels over 20 feet! Pass by the Fort Herkimer Church, one of the oldest in the state. Hear an award-winning narration about the past, present and future of the Erie Canal. Sight seeing cruises offered 7 days a week from mid-May through Columbus Day. Join us on a specialty cruise! Welcome on board a Living History Cruise to the Historic Herkimer Home, "Rock the Lock" on a Friday Night Party Cruises, laugh all the way down the canal on a Comedy Cruise or relax and enjoy a Canal Nations sunset cruise!

Reviewed By capt38 - Rehoboth, Massachusetts

We took an afternoon boat cruise during the week, so it wasn't real busy. Captain Dave gave a great history lesson while pointing out sites along the river. We've been boating for over 45 years, but have never been through a lock before. It was a great experience, an included history of the Erie Canal, and a overall great afternoon. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone.

5. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

25 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1330 +1 607-547-7200
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit committed to preserving the history of America's pastime and celebrating the legendary players, managers, umpires and executives who have made the game a fan favorite for more than a century. Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations.

Reviewed By Grayhare - Macungie, Pennsylvania

It's been a few years since I've been there. But the place gets better all the time. They keep things fresh by changing exhibits. And really engage young kids by giving them a questionnaire they have to fill out by looking at exhibits and then at the end they get a free pack of baseball cards and some gum. Great gift shop with reasonable price. Don't forget to see one of the halls newest inductee. Homer J. Simpson. No not kidding he is in the baseball in fill area and has a plaque like all the other players.

6. Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center

2316 State Route 80, Van Hornesville, NY 13475-7713 +1 315-858-0729
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5 based on 2 reviews

Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center

Reviewed By RLAMyers - Oneonta, New York

Friends of our had mentioned this cool place - it is about an hour from Oneonta, so we were leery...but wow, is it worth the drive!!! Just about 20 minutes north of Cooperstown, this would be a wonderful place for baseball camp families during downtime! Bring shoes that can handle water walking - the Otsquago Creek is clear as can be and you can swim and romp in the water - pretty cool!

7. Glimmerglass Opera

7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212 +1 607-547-2255
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5 based on 219 reviews

Glimmerglass Opera

A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.

Reviewed By dickliberty - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American premiere of Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais. Opera drama about an incident from the Hundred Years' War (14th cent.) was updated to present day, any war-torn country. Staging, by Francesca Zambello, made perfect sense of the drama, and super-titles wisely omitted references to France or England (combatants of original libretto). Principals Leah Crocetto (Eleanora, sop.) and Aleks Romano (Aurelio, mezzo) were both excellent musically; Romano, singing a trouser role, was very credible as a young man. Adrian Timpau (Eustachio, bar.) possesses a beautiful instrument which he uses well but needs further artistic refinement. Zachary Owen (a spy, bass) held his own in his scene with other principals and chorus. Chaz'men Williams-Ali (ten.), Makoto Winkler (bar.), Joseph Leppek (bar.), and Carl DuPont (bass), all portraying burghers of Calais who, with Eustachio and Aurelio, volunteer to sacrifice their lives to save their fellow citizens, made good individual contributions to ensemble pieces and blended beautifully in the Act III prayer. (Williams-Ali, with the most solo lines to sing, also created the most individualized burgher.) The orchestra, which played well and with spirit, was very ably conducted by Joseph Colaner. The theatre is attractive and has good acoustics. I loved my first experience at this festival, and I'm certain to return.

476 County Highway 27, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-3030 +1 315-858-1646
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5 based on 2 reviews

Meadow Links Golf Course

18 hole course (par 3 and par 4) Driving Range Cart and club rentals available Pavilion available for private parties Golf shop with snacks and beverages Scenic views Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week

Reviewed By rita h - Jersey City, New Jersey

We had the best time at this 9 hole course. Leaves were at their peek and the weather was warm. We will be back in the spring.

9. Pail Shop Vineyards

126 Goose St, Fly Creek, NY 13337-2308
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Pail Shop Vineyards

Pail Shop Vineyards opened in 2014 to offer locally grown, small-batch wine in a unique and beautiful setting. Our goal is to create distinctive and delicious wines with grapes from our local area. We currently focus on Traminette, a cold-hearty hybrid of the German grape Gewurztraminer. Our tasting list includes white, red and rose wines ranging from dry to moderately sweet.

Reviewed By Steve T - Sayville, New York

Pail Shop Winery is a new to the Cooperstown Beverage Trail and is welcomed addition. The winery is about a mile and a half away from Fly Creek Cider Mill and by all accounts rather small. But do not be misled, small in size does not define how large their service is. We were greeted by our server on the outside serving area, as that the interior was crowded. She was both informative and knowledgeable in their wines and was attentive and engaging during our stay. This place garners a lot of attention and visitors, which speaks volumes for their popularity. They may be new to the scene, but you wouldn't guess that as that they run a very efficient operation. The wines are above average in taste and with that being said they are very affordable in terms of prices. The inside tasting room is also the sales area and the decor is very appealing. We will definitely come back.

10. Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY +1 607-547-2543
Excellent
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Otsego Lake

This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.

Reviewed By T D - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We stayed in Coopertown for a weekend for a wedding. We got to see a small part of this lake. It's beautiful and so peaceful. You can rent boats or eat at restaurants that have a view towards the lake to enjoy its beauty and Fall foliage.

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