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7 Lesser-Known (but Totally Charming) Upstate New York Towns You Need to Visit

PureWow Logo By letters@purewow.com (Darla Murray) of PureWow | Slide 1 of 7: While Cooperstown is a little outside our ideal distance-from-the-city radius, it’s very much worth the four-hour-plus trek. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting when you visit this quaint all-American town, most famous for being the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (now open with COVID-19 precautions in place—read more here). Expect your bed-and-breakfasts to be decorated in florals and your meals to be hearty. Where to stay: How does having an entire chalet to yourself sound? This camping cottage located in nearby Cherry Valley can fit up to four guests and boasts an impressive array of activities on the grounds including tennis, basketball, minigolf, non motorized boating, a beach and more. (Just make sure to double check which activities are currently available before you book.) RELATED: 7 Artsy Day Trips Every Culture-Loving New Yorker Needs to Take

1. Cooperstown

While Cooperstown is a little outside our ideal distance-from-the-city radius, it’s very much worth the four-hour-plus trek. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting when you visit this quaint all-American town, most famous for being the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (now open with COVID-19 precautions in place—read more here). Expect your bed-and-breakfasts to be decorated in florals and your meals to be hearty.

Where to stay: How does having an entire chalet to yourself sound? This camping cottage located in nearby Cherry Valley can fit up to four guests and boasts an impressive array of activities on the grounds including tennis, basketball, minigolf, non motorized boating, a beach and more. (Just make sure to double check which activities are currently available before you book.)

RELATED: 7 Artsy Day Trips Every Culture-Loving New Yorker Needs to Take

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