Parks & Lakes

Enjoy Cooperstown, NY Recreation

Enjoy a scenic hike or walk at a Cooperstown park or lake.

Otsego Lake

Spanning over 4,000 acres, Otsego Lake is the heartbeat of Cooperstown. With the Village of Cooperstown located at the lake’s southern tip, it is a great place to enjoy a beautiful day outside or a sunset on the water after grabbing dinner in town. The lake provides visitors with many Cooperstown, NY activities to enjoy including fishing, swimming, boating, and jet-skiing.

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Lake Front Park

Just as the name implies, located on southern shores of Otsego Lake is Lakefront Park. Enjoy a relaxing stroll amongst lush greenery while taking in beautiful scenes of the lake. Located just minutes from downtown and The Inn at Cooperstown, this is a perfect spot to easily enjoy some peace and quiet.

Glimmerglass State Park

Located just eight miles outside of the Village of Cooperstown, Glimmerglass State Park is the area’s premier park to visit. Overlooking Otsego Lake this park is home to a variety of wildlife and fun activities such as hiking, swimming, and a large beach and picnic area. This 593-acre park boasts rolling terrain that consists of several hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast. With the park being open year-round there are many activities to take part in during the winter as well. Such activities include tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, and snowmobiling.

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