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20 Best and Fun Things To Do In Oneonta, New York

When attempting to pinpoint what makes the close-knit community of Oneonta so wonderful and unique, words like funky, renaissance, and bohemian come to mind.

The vibrant downtown boasts four performance venues, including the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, as well as several small art galleries and artisan shops.  

It’s also home to a number of Main Street attractions and year-round events, making it an excellent destination for the entire family!

Add to this its quintessential college-town feel and it’s no wonder why so many people love coming here.

It’s also a great place for nature enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and more.

Can you picture yourself spending time here on your next break? If so, keep reading for a list of all the other attractions and activities Oneonta has to offer

The 20 Most Popular Things To Do In Oneonta, New York

20. Swart-Wilcox House Museum

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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Location: Wilcox Ave Oneonta NY

19. Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery

4.9 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

Location: 144 Bert Washburn Road Otego NY

Tel:  607 432 3179

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18. Goodyear Lake

4.6 ★★★★★ (23 reviews)

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17. Emmons Pond Bog

4.3 ★★★★☆ (24 reviews)

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Location: 2028 White Hill Road Oneonta NY

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16. Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch

4.6 ★★★★★ (34 reviews)

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Location: Grange Hall Road Spur Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 652 2162

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15. Bear Pond Winery

4.5 ★★★★★ (49 reviews)

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Location: 2515 NY 28 Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 643 0294

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14. Cooperstown Baseball World

4.9 ★★★★★ (61 reviews)


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Location: 1 Blodgett Dr Oneonta NY

Tel:  888 229 8750

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13. Oneonta Sports Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (90 reviews)


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Location: 132 County Hwy 47 Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 0624

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12. Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

3.9 ★★★★☆ (112 reviews)


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Location: 5802 NY 7 Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 435 2238

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11. Robert V. Riddell State Park

4.2 ★★★★☆ (135 reviews)

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Location: Davenport NY

Tel:  518 486 1868

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10. Interskate 88

4.5 ★★★★★ (296 reviews)


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Location: 5185 NY 23 Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 0366

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9. Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway – Silas Lane Trailhead

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: Oneonta NY

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8. New Island Forest Trails Trailhead

4.0 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)


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Location: 2 Railroad Ave Oneonta NY

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7. Greater Oneonta Historical Society

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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Location: 183 Main Street Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 0960

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6. Community Arts Network of Oneonta

4.9 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

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Location: 11 Ford Ave Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 2070

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5. Yager Museum

4.4 ★★★★☆ (16 reviews)


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Location: Yager Hall   Library and Musuem Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 431 4480

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4. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center of SUNY Oneonta

4.5 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)

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Location: Physical Science Bldg Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 436 2011

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3. Wilber Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (315 reviews)

Location: Albert Morris Dr Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 0680

2. Cooperstown All Star Village

3.9 ★★★★☆ (420 reviews)


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Location: 4158 NY 23 Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 7483

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1. Neahwa Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (685 reviews)

Location: 15 James Georgeson Ave Oneonta NY

Tel:  607 432 0680

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Oneonta, New York! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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