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Richfield Springs, NY

Richfield Springs is the gateway to Cooperstown conveniently located on the crossroads of New York State's Scenic Byway Route 20 and Route 28 only 12 miles north of Cooperstown.

Its location makes it the perfect spot to stop before entering Cooperstown.  Canadarago Lake, just a mile south of the village, is the home of a state of the art boat launch site with ample trailer parking. Canadarago Lake is known as the second cleanest lake in NYS. It is seven miles long and two miles wide at its widest point. Deowongo Island in the center of the lake is owned by the Otsego County Land Trust and is a great place to picnic and explore.

Here are a few annual event highlights of the Richfield Springs Village:

  • The Farmer's Market in Spring Park at the center of town next to the historic bandstand and clock on Thursdays-4 PM-6 PM; Saturdays- 9 AM-1 PM. The Market features local farmers offering vegetables, organic meats, dairy products, herbs and flowers. Locally harvested honey, soaps and farm related crafts are also included. A local musician plays guitar and food/donations for the local food bank are collected. There also is a public restroom available.
  • The Summer Concert Series are Wednesdays in Spring Park from the end of June through the last Wednesday in August featuring a variety of music styles. The inaugural concert is historically the Glimmerglass Young Artists with Francesca Zambello, artistic director giving an overview of the upcoming season. Concerts start at 7 PM. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening of music in Richfield Springs' historic park.
  • The Richfield Springs Food Co-op at 140 West Main Street is open daily from 7 AM- 5 PM. Locally brewed specially blended coffee and homemade sandwiches, soups and baked goods are offered. A variety of crafts and a high speed Wi-Fi connection makes this the perfect place to stop and relax.

More reasons you should visit Richfield Springs...

The village is situated on Canadarago Lake, a premier fishing resource with ample NYS DEC access. The lake is dotted with ice shanties all winter.

Baker's Beach is located on the western shore of Canadarago (six miles long), and is open to the public for swimming and picnicking all summer.

Once home to grand hotels and guest houses, seven trains of visitors arrived daily to enjoy the health benefits of Richfield's sulfur springs.

The Richfield Springs Historical Society Museum is located at 134 Main Street and houses artifacts and historical information about the village and its past. Richfield boasts a large number of antique and craft stores.

 

Located in the historic Gladstone on US Route 20, the Richfield Springs Historic Association and Museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts, photos, and writings depicting more than 150...
Well-known for its signature clock and venerable bandstand, the curious visitor can still taste the famous sulphur water from the fountain in Spring Park in the relaxed country village of Richfield...
Baker's Beach is the perfect place to spend a day with your family enjoying the serene lake with gorgeous views. Open 11am to 7pm from 7/4/18 through 8/30/18. Swimming permitted when lifeguard is...
Season: Open early September (9/8/18) through Halloween 10/31/18. Open daily 9am - 6pm. Fifteen acres of land on this farm are devoted to pumpkin production - from large carvers to small pie...
Deowongo Island is the only island in Canadarago Lake, located in north central Otsego County. Well known by locals and visitors, Deowongo Island is an iconic treasure in the region that has a unique...
Family owned since 1929. Making fresh cider, selling sweet apples and custom pressing. Local cheese, NYS maple syrup and home grown farm produce, homemade baked goods, cider slushes, cider floats,...
Siblings, Judy and Dan Fetterley, donated the 106-acre Fetterley Forest, which had been in the family since 1867. The Fetterleys made the donation in memory of their parents, Ray and Mary Fetterley,...
Richfield Springs was once a unique resort area with their natural sulphur springs used as a medicinal retreat. This village is now filled with antique shops, historic sites, fine dining and various...
A scenic and challenging 18 hole executive length golf course set in the hills above historic Otsego Lake. Located about 8 miles from Cooperstown. Facilities include a natural grass tee driving range...
Offering hard and soft ice cream as well as a full menu for lunch and dinner. Stop by at the brand new mini golf course as well!
Otsego Bounty, where hospitality meets the hills. Whatever your reason, and whatever the season, Otsego Bounty brings you closer to nature. From outfitting and charter services, to lake boat rentals...
One of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the state, the NYS Office of Parks and Recreation operates a modern boat launch three miles south of Richfield Springs. The launch has dual concrete ramps,...
Open for breakfast and lunch serving quick, delicious food.
Delicious Chinese food to either eat in our restaurant or take-out.
This unique restaurant and lodge, owned and operated by the Corrigan Family, is a multiple building complex designed with rustic charm and modern amenities. Located on sparkling Canadarago Lake in...
Conveniently located on the corner of Rt 20 and Rt 28 in Richfield Springs, McDonald's offers all your favorites: burgers, fries, soft drinks and happy meals.
Offering hard and soft ice cream as well as a full menu for lunch and dinner. Stop by at the brand new mini golf course as well!
Great pizza, calzones and Italian dishes. Open for lunch and dinner, Open 7 days a week.
Good old fashioned home style cooking! Located on Route 20 in Richfield Springs. Can accommodate groups!