Local Attractions to Henderson

Nearby Attractions

Just 20 minutes from the setting of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, Henderson Scout Reservation is near to many local historical and other tourist attractions including the village of Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Fenimore Art Museum Farmer’s Museum
Cooperstown Dream’s Park Glimmerglass Opera
Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tour Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum


National Baseball Hall of Fame

(Baseball Hall of Fame Scavenger Hunt)

25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Toll-free: (888) HALL-OF-FAME
(888) 425-5633

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and the honoring of persons who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport.

The Hall’s motto is “Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations”. While visiting the hall of fame do the BSA Baseball Scavenger Hunt and earn the patch!


Howe Caverns

(Howe Caverns Scavenger Hunt)

255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave NY 12092
(518) 296-8900

Howe Caverns is a premier attraction which provides unparalleled cavern adventures designed to enlighten, entertain, and educate.

Howe Caverns is proud to offer you the opportunity to earn a new patch now available to Boy Scouts.

To earn your patch, you must complete a scavenger hunt based on the 12 points of the Scout Law. Listen closely to your guide, visit our museum and our website to find the answers to your questions!

Howe Caverns is open 9am – 6pm seven days a week (9am to 5pm from November through March) with extended hours from July 1 through Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.


The wonders of nature’s underground passageways reveal the Secret – a magnificent 100 foot underground waterfalls! beneath the beautiful hills of central New York.

Secret Caverns tours feature a fun experience with trained guides and small groups departing the main lodge approximately every 20 minutes. Located only 20 minutes from Cobleskill it is a short trip from the camp.

Peak season June through September:
9 am to 6:30 pm including weekends and holidays.
Off-Peak April/May & September/October/November
10 am to 4:30 pm

Off-season by chance or appointment.


(Climbing, Cope, Pool, Bowling, ETC)

124 County Highway 52
Cooperstown, NY, 13326
(607) 547-2800

Day Passes
The General Public is welcome throughout the year although The Clark Sports Center reserves the right to limit the number of Day Passes sold if usage reaches capacity. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

Cost for Day Passes: $8.00 for adults; $4.00 for Juniors under 21. Plus $5.00 for use of Fitness Center and Aerobics Studio (which are limited to those 14 years of age and over).
7-Day Passes available, inquire at the Main Desk.


Shady Glen Road
East Durham, NY 12423
(800) 888-3586

Nestled in the scenic northern Catskill Mountains, Zoom Flume, New York’s #1 Family Water Park offers safe water fun, excitement and relaxation for all ages in a beautiful natural setting.


Route 9, P.O. Box 511
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 792-3500

It’s a bit of a drive but… The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom—New York’s most exciting theme park. Plan to visit when attendance is lightest. Best bets: Weekdays during the summer and any regular operating day during the months of April, May and September.