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Jefferson is located in Schoharie County in the Northern Catskill Region of the state. It's a small village with a population of about 1,200, approximately 21 miles from the town of Cooperstown. Set in a picturesque region, Jefferson makes an ideal day trip from the state capital, or for anyone looking for a quiet, scenic destination away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. As part of Schoharie County, the village of Jefferson offers a hometown experience with small, friendly businesses and plenty of outdoor recreation. The area is made up of rolling hills and peaceful farmland, woodland trails, lakes and streams and waterfalls. Activities in Jefferson include hiking, fishing, swimming, biking, camping, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Downhill skiing at Hunter Mountain is just 45 minutes away. The town of Jefferson is tranquil, with a pretty village green and several historical sites, including the Maple Museum and "Heartbreak Hotel." Nearby Cooperstown is the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and boat rides are available on Otsego Lake, also known as "Glimmerglass Lake." Cooperstown is also home to the Glimmerglass State Park and a well-known Farmer's Market, which holds many special events throughout the year, including a holiday "Candlelight Evening at The Farmer's Market."

Surrounding areas: Stamford, New York (6.1 mi), Middleburgh, New York (15.7 mi), Sharon Springs, New York (20.4 mi), Cooperstown, New York (21.1 mi), Cherry Valley, New York (21.9 mi), Windham, New York (22.7 mi), Durham, New York (22.8 mi)

Jefferson Vacation Rentals

Jefferson Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Econolodge CobleskillPloss RdRichmondville, NY9.6 mi.(518) 294-7739
Best Western Inn Cobleskill121 Burgin DrCobleskill, NY13.9 mi.(518) 234-4321
Best Western Inn Of CobleskillCampus Dr ExtCobleskill, NY13.9 mi.(518) 234-4321
Super 8955 East Main StCobleskill, NY14.2 mi.(518) 234-4888
Echo Valley MotelRt 23aPrattsville, NY15.7 mi.(518) 989-6511
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites4470 State Hwy 28Milford, NY18.1 mi.(607) 286-7600
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & SuitesRd 2Schoharie, NY19.2 mi.(518) 295-6088
Super 8 Motel Hyde Park528 Albany PO RdHyde Park, NY20.9 mi.(845) 229-0088
Best Western Inn At The Common50 Commons DrCooperstown, NY21.1 mi.(607) 547-9439
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cooperstown4758 State Hwy 28Cooperstown, NY21.1 mi.(607) 547-8000
Lake Front Motel10 Fair StCooperstown, NY21.1 mi.(607) 547-9511
Lake N Pines Motel7102 St Hwy 80Cooperstown, NY21.1 mi.(800) 615-5253
Cooperstown MotelChestnut And Beaver StCooperstown, NY21.2 mi.(607) 547-2301
The Cooper Inn15 Chestnut StCooperstown, NY21.2 mi.(607) 547-2567
The Inn At Cooperstown16 Chestnut StCooperstown, NY21.2 mi.(607) 547-5756
Buena Vista MotelBox 212 Andes RdDelhi, NY21.8 mi.(607) 746-2135
Lexington HotelLexington, NY21.9 mi.(518) 989-6463
Hotel Vienna107 Rt 296Windham, NY22.6 mi.(518) 734-5300
Town House Motor Inn318 Main StOneonta, NY23.0 mi.(607) 432-1313
Marie's Dream House2804 Rte 42West Kill, NY23.2 mi.(518) 989-6868
Clarion Hotel55 Mrket StOneonta, NY23.3 mi.(607) 432-7500
Holiday Inn Oneonta / CooperstownRt 23 SouthsideOneonta, NY23.3 mi.(607) 433-2250
Major League Motor InnRt 28Fly Creek, NY24.2 mi.(607) 547-2266
Hampton Inn225 River StOneonta, NY24.5 mi.(607) 433-9000
Point Lookout Mountain InnRt 23East Windham, NY25.7 mi.(518) 734-3381
Terrace Carden MotelRt 23aHunter Green, NY27.2 mi.(518) 263-4422
Clover MotelBox 36East Durham, NY27.7 mi.(518) 634-7209
Rodeway Inn93 E Grand StPalatine Bridge, NY28.5 mi.(518) 673-3233
Copper Hood Inn & Spa70-38 Rt 28Shandaken, NY28.5 mi.(845) 688-9962
Bed & Breakfast
Albergo Allegria Bed & BreakfastRt 296Windham, NY22.6 mi.(518) 734-5560

Jefferson Weather & Climate

West Central New York has a distinct four-season climate with cold, snowy winters and warm summers with moderate humidity. Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt, with the heaviest received in the northeast portion of the region. Autumn is crisp, cool and sunny, perfect weather for sightseeing and fall color tours along the country roads. Generally, colors peak the first three weeks of October. The first frost of the season is generally in late September or early October. Spring arrives in March, although temperatures usually remain cool throughout the month. Central New York does not experience devastating storms such as tornadoes or hurricanes, as do other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 10°F 2.82 in. -
February 34°F 12°F 2.28 in. -
March 43°F 21°F 3.14 in. -
April 55°F 31°F 3.61 in. -
May 67°F 42°F 4.26 in. -
June 76°F 51°F 3.91 in. -
July 80°F 55°F 4.01 in. -
August 78°F 55°F 3.72 in. -
September 71°F 47°F 3.73 in. -
October 60°F 35°F 3.43 in. -
November 48°F 28°F 3.65 in. -
December 37°F 17°F 2.84 in. -

Jefferson Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located about 42 miles northeast of Jefferson in Schenectady, New York, the Albany International airport (ALB) located approximately 44 miles east of Jefferson in Albany, New York, the Griffiss Airpark airport (RME) located roughly 64 miles northwest of Jefferson in Rome, New York, Greater Binghamton Edwin A Link Field (BGM) located around 72 miles west of Jefferson in Binghamton, New York, and finally the Stewart International airport (SWF) located about 73 miles south of Jefferson in Newburgh, New York.

Jefferson Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersAlbanyNY44.8 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY45.7 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY46.6 mi.
Sylvan BeachSylvan BeachNY74.4 mi.
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY78.5 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY78.5 mi.
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY85.6 mi.
Water Parks
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY23.4 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA67.9 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY76.0 mi.
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY78.5 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY78.9 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY85.6 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA107.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Stamford Golf CourseStamfordNY6.1 mi.
Cobleskill Golf & Country ClubCobleskillNY13.5 mi.
Delhi College Golf CourseDelhiNY22.0 mi.
Windham Country ClubWindhamNY22.7 mi.
Cee Jay Golf CourseLaurensNY24.4 mi.
Edgewood Golf CourseLaurensNY24.4 mi.
Ouleout Creek Golf CourseNorth FranklinNY25.1 mi.
Woodhaven Park Golf CourseWest OneontaNY25.5 mi.
Otsego Golf ClubSpringfield CenterNY25.7 mi.
Canajoharie Country ClubCanajoharieNY27.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY6.4 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY15.1 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY22.6 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY25.4 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY28.2 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY39.6 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA58.3 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY58.5 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY59.7 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA67.2 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY69.6 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA70.2 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA70.5 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY74.3 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT79.8 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA80.5 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA81.2 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY85.5 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY85.5 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY86.2 mi.
State Parks
Max V Shaul State ParkNY10.6 mi. 
Gilbert Lake State ParkNY27.1 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY31.0 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY31.8 mi. 
Thacher State ParkNY32.6 mi. 
Sir William Johnson State ParkNY37.3 mi. 
Hanford Mills MuseumEast MeredithNY15.1 mi.(History)
Caverns Creek Grist Mill MuseumHowes CaveNY17.5 mi.(Technology)
Canajoharie Library and Art GalleryCanajoharieNY28.1 mi.(Art)
Eagle Mills Cider Co.BroadalbinNY44.0 mi.(Technology)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY44.8 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY44.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY44.8 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY44.8 mi.(Art)
Clermont (State Historic Site)ClermontNY49.3 mi.(History)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY49.4 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY49.4 mi.(History)
National Bottle MuseumBallston SpaNY51.9 mi.(Technology)
Bruderhof MuseumRiftonNY54.4 mi.(History)
Klyne Esopus Historical Society MuseumUlster ParkNY55.1 mi.(History)
National Museum of DanceSaratoga SpringsNY58.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga SpringsNY58.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Tang Teaching Museum and Art GallerySaratoga SpringsNY58.1 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY52.1 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY68.2 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY72.3 mi.
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY86.6 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ111.0 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT117.2 mi.

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