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Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Glimmerglass State Park is a 593acre state park located north of Cooperstown, in Otsego County, New York, USA. Most of the park is located inside the Town of Springfield.Park descriptionGlimmerglass State Park is located at Hyde Bay on the east shore of Otsego Lake, which is the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. The Hyde Hall mansion overlooks the bay and most of the grounds.The park offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, a nature trail, hiking and biking, fishing and ice fishing, a campground with tent and trailer sites, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling and a food concession. The park is open year-round.
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  • We had an event at the Beach Parking lot and at Hyde Hall. The management was wonderful to work with and the event went off flawlessly. The rest of the park seems top be well run and lovely. Hyde Hall...  read more »
  • On the day we visited for a family picnic, there were a lot of people there, but it never felt crowded. Lots of places to relax under a shade tree. 
  • We have a tent but the rustic sites only had a porta john so we opted for the main area as there was electricity plus bathrooms nearby. Some of the sites are pretty close together but ours (#14) felt ...  read more »
  • The rustic camp site area only has a porta john. Main camping area sites are quite crowded and bathrooms were dated with only 2 showers in the womens side. Bath area is spacious with lots of shades and a concession selling burgers etc. Nite site but there are better.
  • Good vibe. Big lake. Sturdy on life guard duty. Strict with rules in a good way. Many playing options for children and adults to all have a good time.
  • Wonderful state park with a beach. Clean bathrooms. Good snack bar. Lifeguarded beach. Picnic tables. Playground for the little ones. Lots of parking. A gem.
  • Otsego Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in New York. Glimmerglass State beach provides an excellent place to bring family for swimming, camping, picnicking, kayaking, you name it. This is my favorite beach by far to bring my family and it's only 30-40 Minutes from Schenectady
  • Beautiful beach and view of surrounding hills. The sand was very soft on the feet and there was plenty of room to swim. The facilities could have been a bit nicer, but great beach overall.
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