7 days in Finger Lakes, Cooperstown & Vermont Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes, Cooperstown & Vermont Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes, Cooperstown & Vermont Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: New York City


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1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Barnstormer Winery and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ithaca Waterfalls, then identify plant and animal life at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Two Goats Brewing.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen road trip site .

New York City to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Watkins Glen when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Barnstormer Winery, Two Goats Brewing, Lively Run Dairy, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Ithaca Waterfalls
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ©
Lively Run Dairy ©
Lively Run Dairy

3
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kaaterskill Falls and Green Lakes State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Glimmerglass State Park and Hudson River. Venture out of the city with trips to The Windham Path (in Windham) and Chittenango Falls State Park (in Cazenovia). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and stop by Riverwood Gifts.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cooperstown trip planner .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chittenango Falls State Park, Green Lakes State Park, Hudson River, The Windham Path, Kaaterskill Falls
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Kaaterskill Falls ©
Kaaterskill Falls
Green Lakes State Park ©
Green Lakes State Park
Chittenango Falls State Park ©
Chittenango Falls State Park

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Bromley Mountain, experience rural life at North Meadow Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Equinox Preservation Trust.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manchester trip builder site .

Getting from Cooperstown to Manchester by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Bromley Mountain
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Bromley Mountain ©
Bromley Mountain
Equinox Preservation Trust ©
Equinox Preservation Trust
North Meadow Farm ©
North Meadow Farm

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night
Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Smugglers Notch State Park, take in the views from Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge), and then take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Glen Falls.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stowe trip planner .

Getting from Manchester to Stowe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. August in Stowe sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park
Moss Glen Falls ©
Moss Glen Falls

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