Bassett Lifestyle

otsego_lake.jpgWith its abundance of recreational and cultural pleasures, central New York provides a great place to live for both individuals and families. There is a strong feeling of community within this region, which attracts people from all over the country.

This vast region offers the best of both worlds. The surrounding areas have an abundance of lakes, streams and mountains that form the Catskill Mountain Range and the Adirondack State Park. Cooperstown, where Bassett Medical Center is located, is only an hour and a half away from Albany, the state capital. Syracuse, Boston, Montreal, and New York City can be easily reached for convenient weekend getaways to enjoy a range of cultural and leisure activities.

Where is Bassett Medical Center?

Bassett’s eight-county service area encompasses the counties of Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego and Schoharie, and is bordered by the cities of Albany, Utica, Syracuse and Binghamton. The six hospitals in the Bassett Healthcare Network include Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, and Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney. Twenty-eight regional outpatient health centers stretch north to Herkimer, west to Hamilton, to Delanson in the east, and southernmost to Walton.

What is there to do the area?

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Farmer’s Museum, and the Glimmerglass Opera are just a few of the cultural opportunities located in the region.

The central New York region experiences the variety and magnificence of the four seasons with corresponding variations in temperature and precipitation. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the beautiful summer nights, breathtaking autumns, and enchanting snowfalls, which make year round activities a delight.

Where would my kids go to school?

Bassett is committed to helping our staff achieve balance between professional and family life. For more information about local schools and childcare, follow the links provided below.

The Brookwood School
Cooperstown Central School

To learn more, visit Cooperstown's website.

Local Favorites:


The site of The Farmers' Museum has deep roots in New York State's rural past. The land has been part of a working farm since 1813, when it was owned by James Fenimore Cooper. Judge Samuel Nelson, whose office is part of The Farmers' Museum Village, bought the farm in 1829 and raised sheep. Fenimore Farm, as it came to be known, changed hands again in the 1870s, when it was acquired by the Clark family.  Visit Site


Preserving. Engaging. Educating. Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to welcoming and connecting people to our shared cultural heritage through exhibitions and programs that provoke, delight, and inspire.  Visit Site


One of the premier features of The Otesaga is its 72 par Leatherstocking Golf Course. Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, it is considered by many to be one of the East's most scenic and challenging resort golf courses - voted 55th Best Golf Resort in the US by readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Visit Site


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime. Visit Site


Historic, water-powered cider mill on the banks of Fly Creek pressing fresh, sweet cider for 153 years minutes from Cooperstown, NY, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Experience the Mill Marketplace's daily tasting of over 40 specialty foods including fresh mill~made fudge, cave~aged cheddar cheese, salsa, apple wines and hard ciders. Tour the Mill and relax on the Mill pond observation deck with a farm-fresh lunch from the restaurant and bakery including ice cream delights and the famous cider float. Visit Site


Brewery Ommegang - Open for tours seven days a week except for select holidays. From the end of May until early September visit us from 11am until 6pm.Visit Site


Glimmerglass Festival - Glimmerglass is a professional non-profit summer opera company dedicated to producing new productions each season. Visit Site