9 charming small towns that look just like a Hallmark Christmas movie
Though the mesmerizing small-town streets of Cooperstown always seem a little surreal when you realize every storefront is a baseball memorabilia shop, when it’s covered in a soft blanket of snow you’ll hardly notice. Ditto when you walk a few blocks and see the white-and-green hills surrounding Otsego Lake or behold the Otesaga Resort lit up like a colonial winter castle. From the end of November to Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus set up a cottage in Pioneer Park, too. And the Candlelight Evening highlights the season at the Farmers’ Museum, where 150 carolers serenade horse-drawn sleighs as they drift through the museum’s snowy grounds.
By Matt Meltzer
December 5, 2019