Fall into the season at Cooperstown, NY

Relax on the terrace or play a round on the Leatherstocking Golf Course.

Now is the perfect time for a getaway to Cooperstown, N.Y. This picturesque little town is famous for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but there is much more to it for those who seek an autumn escape from urban living. 

Pamper yourself

Check in at the Otesaga resort and let the relaxation begin.  This historic hotel was built in 1909 and offers fine dining, grand ballrooms, a lounge, an 18-hole golf course, a heated pool and a terrace overlooking Lake Otsego. The hotel was once used as a school for girls and is said to be haunted with the pitter-patter of little feet and the laughter of children. “Ghost Hunters” once paid a visit to the resort and deemed the third and fifth floors to have the most supernatural presence. Don’t worry though — they’re said to be friendly spirits. www.otesaga.com

Taste the season

Really get into the season with an apple-picking trip to Middlefield Orchard. Let your inner child run wild through the rows as you fill your bag with dozens of varieties of apples or hunt for pumpkins. Don’t leave without sampling the homemade jams. www.middlefieldorchard.com

Eat like an aristocrat

Eat in Otesaga’s main dining room for a formal five-course experience with dishes like New Zealand rack of lamb or veal Osso Bucco. Or head down to the Hawkeye Bar & Grill for Seafood Fra Diavlo or a casual burger and fries. Enjoy live music and dancing into the late night hours at Templeton Lounge.

Drink like a Belgian

Spend the afternoon tasting Belgian beers at Brewery Ommegang. Sample a range of ales from the light and crisp Witte to the dark and spicy Abbey. See how the beer is made on a tour or snack on moules and frites in the newly built Cafe Ommegang. www.ommegang.com

Get spooked

Head to the Farmer’s Museum after dark for their Things That Go Bump in the Night ghost tour and let your imagination run wild. You can also take a walking candlelight ghost tour through Cooperstown and hear the eerie history of the town’s oldest homes. Brave tour-goers will walk through the Christ Episcopal Church Graveyard. Make sure you look up into the trees — you never know what you might see. www.cooperstownghost.com, www.farmersmuseum.org



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Actor Tracy Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in June…

By Jonathan Stempel(Reuters) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by…

National

Connected cars: Is AT&T leaving Verizon in its…

By Marina Lopes and Bernie WoodallWASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier known for its widespread coverage, is falling behind its biggest…

Local

Grand jury begins hearing evidence in Eric Garner…

A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday relating to the death of Eric Garner while in police custody in July. Garner, 43, of Staten Island,…

Local

Mayor announces plan for solar panels at city…

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the planned installation of 24 new solar panels at city schools on Monday morning. The panels, a $28 million investment,…

Going Out

Taste what Lower Manhattan is cooking at today's…

The Lower Manhattan food scene has changed a lot in three years, which you can taste first hand when the neighborhood's food festival returns. On…

Television

Review: 'Selfie' tries to coast on the charm…

"Selfie" offers cute leads and some good jokes, but focuses too much on a vague distaste for social media.

Movies

Review: Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' is…

Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children" takes a hysterical and melodramatic look at disconnection in the digital age, turning strong actors into zombies.

Television

TV watch list, Monday, Sept. 29: 'Castle,' 'Mom'…

Tune in for the season premieres of "Castle," "Mom" and "NCIS: Los Angeles."

NFL

Ryan Quigley making a big impact for Jets…

Ryan Quigley, now in his second year as the Jets punter, had an exceptional afternoon with six punts for an average of 51.7 yards per punt.

NFL

3 positives to take from Jets loss to…

The Jets suffered another loss Sunday — 24-17 to the Lions — but the reason why it hurts so much for Jets fans is that…

MLB

Joe Girardi not confident David Robertson will return…

David Robertson was as seamless as anyone could be replacing Mariano Rivera as he converted 39 saves, with a 3.08 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony preaches patience with new coach, offense

While star forward Carmelo Anthony said he’s “enthusiastic” and “optimistic” for the upcoming season, he still wants everyone — from within the locker room and…

Education

How to ace your private school interview

Getting ready for a private school interview can be daunting for many, most of whom might never have been in an interview situation before. We’ve…

Education

5 questions parents should ask while visiting private…

It can be hard to know what to look for when searching for a new school for your child. Parents considering several different schools can…

Education

3 ways to save money on college application…

With the average high school student applying to 5 or 6 schools, hefty application and test score fees can add up quickly. We’ve compiled some…

Education

Nap rooms: The latest college campus trend

College is a time filled with new experiences (and lots of schoolwork), leaving little time for students to get a good night’s rest. University of…