Glimmerglass Film Days Outdoors

GFD header image2In between films, take advantage of the crisp fall weather to experience Cooperstown and the Otsego Lake Region outdoors!  Join us for the following free activities:

Pesticide Free at Doubleday Field:  Is It Possible?
Saturday, November 9th, 12 – 1 pm, Doubleday Field Grandstand (rain or shine)

Concerns over environmental and health impacts have prompted the Village of Cooperstown to undertake management of Doubleday Field without the use of pesticides.  Is it possible to maintain a world-class sports facility without pesticides?  What are the costs in terms of time, money and field quality? Walk Doubleday Field with Jennifer Grant, Co-director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell University.  Dr. Grant, an IPM turfgrass specialist, will lead you on a tour of the management challenges and science-based solutions explored in the past two years at Doubleday Field.  For more information, call 547 8881.

Bike Ride Around the Lake
Sunday, November 10th, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Meet in Pioneer Alley, 101 Main Street (Cooperstown Farmers’ Market).  Pre-registration requested.

Join local veteran cyclists Phil Leinhart, Ommegang’s brewmaster, and Marc Kingsley, proprietor of the Inn at Cooperstown, for a 23-mile bike ride around “Glimmerglass,” as James Fenimore Cooper dubbed Otsego Lake in his novels.  With the leaves off the trees, the roads will offer beautiful vistas as you pedal up the lake and over Sleeping Lion.  Free and open to the public. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information, call 547 8881.

A Hillside View of the Cooper Landscape
Sunday, November 10th, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Meet in the Farmers’ Museum parking lot. Pre-registration requested.

Join local historian and preservationist Jessie Ravage for a walk up James Fenimore Cooper’s Mount Ovis (the hillside overlooking the Farmers’ Museum), where he raised sheep in the 1810s, to view sites both inspirational and significant to generations of the Cooper family within the visual context of Otsego Lake and its environs. Free and open to the public. Please dress warmly and wear good hiking boots.  For more information, call 547 8881.

Climate Change and Migrations: A Bird Hike
Monday, November 11th, 10 am – 12 pm. 187 Johnston Road, Cooperstown. Pre-registration recommended.

Following its sponsorship of the screening of Chasing Ice, the Otsego Land Trust and Cooperstown Chamber executive director Pat Szarpa lead a hike connecting the effects of climate change with bird migration in our region. Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call Marcie at 607/547 2366 or email

Also, don’t miss Fenimore Art Museum’s wonderful exhibits focusing on landscapes, on view this weekend:

American Masters: Thomas Cole to Grandma Moses

American Masters: Thomas Cole to Grandma Moses presents a wide range of works from the Fenimore Art Museum’s permanent collections. The exhibition reflects on iconic artists as well as some prominent sitters. Pieces from the fine art, folk art, and photographic collections are represented. The exhibition presents the finest pieces from these diverse collections in refreshing, thought-provoking juxtapositions

Rural Hours: Watercolors by Susan Fenimore Cooper Weil

Evocative watercolor landscapes record Susan Fenimore Cooper Weil’s lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. At first glance, her images seem to be straightforward representations of barns, houses, and rolling hills. Underlying them is a complexity and mystery that bring these works to life. They make an emotional statement about the importance of the land to Weil, as well as the importance of preserving the rural way of life.

Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes by Susan Jones Kenyon

Experience the paintings of contemporary landscape artist Susan Jones Kenyon. Her atmospheric paintings capture the mystique of Cooperstown’s Otsego Lake and the surrounding region.

Please note: Exhibitions are accessible during the museum’s normal hours of operation: 10:00am – 4:00pm.  An admission fee is required to view the exhibitions.  Please visit the museum’s front desk to purchase.  This fee is not included with your Glimmerglass Film Day passes.