Things to Do

Summer Concert Series and Disc Golf at Brewery Ommegang!

As if we needed any better reason to visit Brewery Ommegang than incredibly tasting beer and food, now there’s disc golf, music, and a bonfire too! Brewery Ommegang has released a list of dates for their Fire Pit Friday summer concert series. Fire Pit Friday shows are scheduled every week through Labor Day and areRead More

In-Person 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Announced

Great news for baseball fans!  The Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Induction Ceremony honoring the members of the Class of 2020 (Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker) will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in front of limited crowds as an outdoor ticketed event on the grounds ofRead More

2021 Cooperstown Dreams Park Opening Plan

Cooperstown Dreams Park is a family baseball park featuring fun and excitement where friends, families, and spectators can watch youth teams from around the country play baseball.  Annual tournaments are held in the summer months from July through August.  Over 1,000 teams from America’s 50 states are represented in weekly tournaments played in 22 lighted

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Welcome Back to the Fenimore Art Museum!

The Fenimore Art Museum in nearby Cooperstown reopened on April 1 with The World of Jan Brett (April 1–May 16, 2021) and Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams (April 1–July 25, 2021). The World of Jan Brett features 70 original paintings from thirteen of Brett’s bestselling books, showcasing the intricate brush strokes and incredible

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Guide to The Herkimer Diamond Mines – 2021 Season

It’s fair to say the pandemic has unraveled travel plans, putting our much-needed vacations on hold. Most of us haven’t left our homes since last March, and boredom has long-ago set in. Looking back on the uncertainty of last year makes us all the more excited to welcome a new spring season; and the re-openingRead More

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces Plans for Summer 2021

New Outdoor Stage to Host Performances Three-Year Initiative for New Works Announced World Premiere of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson stars Denyce Graves Cooperstown, New York — The Glimmerglass Festival, the summer opera and musical theater festival in Cooperstown, New York, has announced plans for the summer of 2021 in the wake of itsRead More

Decking the Halls at the Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum presents Decking the Halls, a new exhibition that celebrates the holidays with objects and images from the Fenimore collections. Decking the Halls runs through December 31, 2020. Holiday ornaments, cards, music, and photographs are featured as Fenimore explores the history of favorite wintertime traditions. Find answers to questions such as "Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?" andRead More

The Ultimate Central New York Last-Minute Getaway Deal

Now is the perfect time for Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy a last-minute weekend getaway in Central New York and take advantage of this special offer: Enjoy 20% off nightly accommodations when you book a stay at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast on grand-colonial.com by entering coupon code “GETAWAY” on the booking page.  PromotionRead More

Is the Herkimer Home Haunted?

What is the General Herkimer Home? Situated overlooking the Mohawk River, Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer finished the construction of his Georgian-style mansion in 1764.  General Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777 when he assembled 800 militiamen at Fort Dayton, supported by 60 allied Oneida warriors, and marched to defend Fort StanwixRead More

It’s Time to Take a Fall Foliage Tour this Autumn

Fall is our favorite time of year at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast.  With fall temperatures transforming the local landscape into a natural blanket of colorful brilliance, our first instinct is to get in our cars and survey the beauty.  Central New York is synonymous with fall foliage. Although “leaf peeping” might be one ofRead More