Cooperstown has a centuries-old history of fine drink, going back well before baseball became America’s pastime. Once the hops-growing capital of North America, it now boasts breweries, wineries, a distillery and an historic cider mill,each one making world-class beverages for all to enjoy. Cooperstown Beverage Trail is New York State’s first official cuisine trail, Originally comprised of four establishments – Bear Pond Winery, Cooperstown Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang and the Fly Creek Cider Mill – the addition of Butternuts Beer & Ale, Rustic Ridge Winery and Cooperstown Distillery grew the Trail to seven and now Pail Shop Vineyards has become a member! All these producers, new and old alike are a testament to the resurgence of our region’s beverage industry. At our locations, you can enjoy tastings, take a tour to give you a close-up look at how the beverages are made, or just walk around in our specialty shops. Last year alone, more than 20,000 visitors explored the entire length of our 37-mile trail.
Motorcoach, limo and smaller party buses traveling the Trail are not permitted at the Fly Creek Cider Mill after 11:00 AM.