WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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and bakery. At a picnic table we enjoyed pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and apple dumplings. Then we worked our way through a busy retail store where a big crowd was sampling NY State cheeses, jams, and apple wines, and stocking up on gifts, fudge, and pies. On the way there we passed the contemporary theater where the world-renowned Glimmerglass Festival (7300 State Highway 80) per- forms from late July through August. Farther on is Hyde Hall, a 50-room restored English manor home that offers tours. Elsewhere on Otsego Lake are campgrounds and public swimming, picnic areas, and docks for boating and fishing. Three Mile Point and Fairy Springs were among the parks recommended to us. With more time, we might have taken a scenic ride on vintage trains in the Susquehanna Valley. And, course, there's the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. While our enthusiasm was diminished by the Red Sox recent record, our love of the game wasn't. If you're in Cooperstown, you have to go. There are three floors of exhibits chronicling the history of baseball since 1939, including every conceivable record. My personal favorite was Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, a truly inspirational exhibit relating his life story from childhood through his post-baseball years. Ultimately we entered the Hall of Fame itself to look for plaques hon- oring 2015 inductee Pedro Martinez and the heroes of our youth. But for us, the museum felt a bit dated. There was little, for example about the contributions of today's Hispanic pro players who are so impor- tant to the game. That may have changed after our visit. In November, the museum opened a major new exhibit, A Whole New Ballgame that looks at base- ball now from three points of view: on the field, in the stands, and behind the scenes. I guess we'll be going back. 192 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 excursions "we'll be going back" top: A performance of Madame Butterfly at Glimmerglass Festival; bottom: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum K A R L I C A D E L T H I S I S C O O P E R S T O W N . C O M / R O B E R T M E S C A V A G E P H O T O G R A P H Y Learn More Before You Go For information on lodging and activities, visit www.ThisIsCooperstown.com n FENIMORE ART MUSEUM: www.fenimoreartmuseum.org n THE FARMERS' MUSEUM: www.farmersmuseum.org n GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL: www.glimmerglass.org n HYDE HALL: www.hydehall.org n NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM: www.baseballhall.org n OTESAGA RESORT HOTEL: www.otesaga.com

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