Cooperstown, NY is one of the most beautiful small towns in New York State and according to The Smithsonian, it is one of the Top Five small towns in the year 2015. There are so many things that are historically significant about the little community of Cooperstown including the Baseball Hall of Fame and being the hometown of famous American author James Fenimore Cooper. The Smithsonian article made it clear that Cooperstown was not just a baseball town.

"Some know Cooperstown best for baseball—the much-derided, but still thriving, myth says the game itself was invented there by Abner Doubleday in the 1830s, 100 years before the National Baseball Hall of Fame arrived in town—but Cooperstown's scenic beauty and cultural attractions make it more than just a beacon for sports fans. In 2015 the Glimmerglass Opera (one of the nation's biggest summer opera festivals) celebrates its 40th anniversary with productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s Macbeth, Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica and a new children’s opera, all performed on the shores of Otsego Lake."

The article also makes mention of the amazing beer crafted at the Ommegang Brewery. It's always awesome when a small Central New York town makes the national spotlight. You can read the full article at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-small-towns-2015/.