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See historic sights, encounter wildlife and journey into the mountains near this attractive city in central New York State.

Oneonta is a small college town located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The presence of students from Hartwick College and the State University of New York at Oneonta give the place a youthful energy. Visit Oneonta for its parks, forests, ski areas and historic sites.

Walk down Main Street where you’ll find a large variety of shops and restaurants. Observe the many Victorian-era buildings. For more historic structures, stroll through the Oneonta Downtown Historic District. Look for the Old Post Office, built in 1915.

Oneonta has many green spaces providing ample opportunities to enjoy wildlife spotting. Overlooking the town is the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary. Take a position at one of the lookouts to photograph red-tailed hawks and golden eagles. Walk among the plants of the large indoor tropical garden at Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory to see free-flying butterflies and more than 30 species of tropical birds.

Devote a whole day to Gilbert Lake State Park. Here you can swim or sail and hike along more than 12 miles (19 kilometers) of trails. Consider camping overnight or staying in a cabin.

Escape to the Catskill Mountains for more outdoor activities. Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain and Belleayre Mountain are within an hour’s drive of Oneonta. Hike, fish, bike and horseback ride in the summer and ski in the winter.

Unwind in the evening with live entertainment. Catch a concert at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. Plays and concerts are staged at the restored 19th-century Oneonta Theatre. During the summer, Neahwa Park is the place to be to enjoy the summer music series of eclectic concerts.

Oneonta is 170 miles (274 kilometers) from New York City and 79 miles (127 kilometers) from Albany. The nearest airport is Oneonta Airport, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. A rental car is a good idea to get around, especially if you want to explore Oneonta’s natural environment.

Super 8 by Wyndham Oneonta/Cooperstown
Super 8 by Wyndham Oneonta/Cooperstown
2.5 out of 5
4973 St Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €55 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Situated in Oneonta, this spa motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Southside Mall and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from State University of New York-Oneonta. Damaschke Field and ...
3.6/5Good! (902 reviews)
"The overnight staff was wonderful and welcoming. It’s a clean enough hotel. Close to other things in the area. No fluffs and frills but great for a stress free stay"

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Oneonta/Cooperstown
Holiday Inn Express Oneonta, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Oneonta, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
141 COURTYARD DRIVE, Oneonta, NY
The price is €104 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Situated in Oneonta, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Foothills Performing Arts Center, Hartwick College and State University of New York-Oneonta. Cooperstown ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (254 reviews)
"I liked the room accommodations and cleanliness."

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2021

Holiday Inn Express Oneonta, an IHG Hotel
Courtyard Oneonta
Courtyard Oneonta
3 out of 5
116 Courtyard Dr, Oneonta, NY
The price is €97 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated in Oneonta, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Southside Mall and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from State University of New York-Oneonta. Damaschke Field and Foothills ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (459 reviews)
"Very clean. Super, nice staff. Great location for the college. On a main strip of stores and restaurants. Nice coffee and beverage bar. Serving Starbucks. Soft beds. Big room."

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2021

Courtyard Oneonta
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Camping at Heritage Hills by Hiking, Mountain Biking or Near the Road
Camping at Heritage Hills by Hiking, Mountain Biking or Near the Road
1553 Co Rd 11, Mount Vision, NY
The price is €25 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Situated in Mount Vision, this campsite is 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from Gilbert Lake State Park and within 12 miles (20 km) of Cooperstown All Star Village Fields and ...
Camping at Heritage Hills by Hiking, Mountain Biking or Near the Road
Glampotel Natural Gardens
Glampotel Natural Gardens
2 out of 5
304 Sutherland Road, Delhi, NY
Situated in Delhi, this campsite is 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Hanford Mills Museum and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Robert V. Riddell State Park. Foothills Performing ...
Glampotel Natural Gardens
1bedroom/1 Bath
1bedroom/1 Bath
35 River St, Apartment 2, Oneonta, NY
Situated in Oneonta, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Foothills Performing Arts Center and 1.9 mi (3 km) from State University of New York-Oneonta. ...
1bedroom/1 Bath
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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