What to Do
Oneonta offers plentiful green spaces, trailways and parks, a red-brick downtown area full of historic buildings, a plethora of restaurants and eclectic country stores, and a variety of entertainment venues. For additional family-friendly activities, please check out our Kids and Families page.
Catskill Symphony Orchestra
Professional ensemble performing a full range of symphonic literature.
Cooperstown All-Star Village
4158 Route 23
Family baseball resort featuring summer camps, clinics, and live game broadcasts.
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary
Bird sanctuary featuring one of New York State's premier fall hawk watches. Includes interpretive trails, wetland boardwalk, and lookouts.
Foothills Performing Arts Center
24 Market Street
Concert venue and civic arts center, showing award-winning artists, expos, and other live events.
Gilbert Lake State Park
Offering 12 miles of trails plus lake swimming, boating, and fishing.
Holiday Lanes Bowling Alley
5198 Route 23
32-lane family-friendly bowling center, plus arcade games and snack bar.
Huntington Memorial Library
62 Chestnut Street
Historic home containing the county's largest library, with over 75,000 volumes.
5185 State Highway 23
Indoor roller rink with jungle gym, arcade games, and cafeteria. Home of the Oneonta Hill City Rollers roller derby team.
Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory
5802 State Highway 7
Tropical environment featuring free-flying butterflies, 30+ species of tropical birds, plus tortoises, lizards, and frogs.
Oneonta Family YMCA
20-26 Ford Avenue
Offering swim, gymnastics, exercise, and fitness classes for people of all ages.
15 Georgeson Ave
New York Collegiate Baseball League. Visit website for the schedule and more information.
Oneonta Sports Park
132 County Route 47
Featuring a mini golf course, par 3 golf course, driving range, and five batting cages.
47 Chestnut Street
Restored 1897 building featuring live theater, bands, movies and other events.
Oneonta World of Learning
11 Ford Avenue
Learning through play - a local children's museum hosting family friendly events. Visit website for times and locations.
Not-for-profit theater company producing theatrical performances with and for the Oneonta community.
Robert V. Riddell State Park
Wooded hiking trails, bird-watching, snowshoeing, and trout fishing on the Schenevus Creek.
Summer Music Series
Oneonta sponsors a summer music series in Neahwa Park on Thursday nights beginning on June 20th and ending August 15th.
Susquehanna River Park Trail
Two-mile loop along the riverside for walkers, joggers, biker riders. During the winter months, cross-country skiers and snowshoers can also enjoy the trailway.
Swart-Wilcox House Museum
Oneonta's oldest structure, the Swart-Wilcox House was built in 1807 has been renovated for use as an education center for local schools and as a community resource. The Friends of Swart-Wilcox host a Summer Sunday Series of programs at the house focusing on history, the arts, and other topics of local interest. Informal tours of the house are available on these Sundays and other tours & programs can be arranged upon request. Free and open to the public, the house is handicap accessible.
Yager Museum of Art and Culture
Hartwick College, Yager Hall, 1st Floor
The Yager features permanent and changing exhibitions of fine art, archaeology and ethnography, with collections ranging from ancient artifacts of the Upper Susquehanna’s first human inhabitants to contemporary art. Among the collection’s strengths are North and South American ethnography, Renaissance art, American Impressionism and Andy Warhol. In addition to being a center for exploration of our artistic, archaeological, ethnographical, historical and cultural heritage, the Museum serves as an experiential learning lab for Hartwick students and visitors alike.
For more information on what Oneonta has to offer, visit SweetHomeOneonta.com