Brewery which is part of the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. It is New York State’s first official cuisine trail. Ommergang Brewery is located in a large building that is reminiscent of the breweries in Belgium. The tour of the Brew House points out the attention to detail in the production of Ommergang beers. The water comes from aquifers located on their property. At one time New York was a leading
throughout the state from pure maple syrup to fresh cheese curds. There are plenty of foods to sample. In the restored barn adjacent to the mill is their restaurant and bakery where we bought their Cider Mill donuts to save for breakfast and pulled pork sandwiches ending with ice cream. Nestled in a quiet town the Mill has a picturesque setting with a pond, ducks and geese. I’d like to be there when the make the cider – the old fashioned way. How do you know when they are making cider? The building is shaking!
Sadly there was not a presentation at the Glimmerglass Opera while we were there. We had heard wonderful things about it. The other thing we missed was a boat tour on the Glimmerglass Queen but the drive around the lake was beautiful; luckily the forest on the east side of the lake has remains untouched.
Upon leaving Cooperstown John and I drove north to Cherry
Valley and stopped at their museum. The museum has an extensive collection but I most enjoyed the informative video. This quiet little town is an example of survival. Twice in the 1700s most of the residents were massacred but the survivors rebuilt their community which was once a popular stop for those going west. The Erie Canal and then later the NYS Thruway bypassed it so now it is a quiet example of Americana.