Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown

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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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  • Was in the village of Cooperstown and decided to spend an afternoon hiking at this park that is just north of the village. Visited in the first week of October and entry for day visits to the park was...  more »
  • We camped here Induction Weekend for 3 nights (got the last spot) and were very glad we did. Conveniently located to town but in a scenic, rural area. We didn't swim, but saw lots that did. Also has a...  more »
  • We continue to be impressed by the excellent conditions of the NYS campgrounds. GSP is less than 10 miles from Cooperstown, NY, so book early because it fills up quickly in the Summer. Perfect for a f...  more »
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  • Very friendly staff who helped me a lot when I had questions or changed my mind on dates I was married on the covered bridge and had a family dinner afterwards on location. The place is beautiful and great for hikes also dog friendly
  • I love this park. A beautiful lake, sandy beach, hiking tails, history, picnic areas, it's all great! Easily worth spending a day outdoors, enjoying all the great amenities.
  • Great day trip to enjoy water, beach, yard games and grilling. We used our new kayak on the calm lake. The life guard station had life vests to use for our little boy so he could come on the boat with us!
  • This a great place to go to for singles, couples and families. There is swimming, a sandy beach, picnic areas with tables and grills. There are camping sites for RV, campers tents and primitive sites. There is fishing, hiking trails and Geocaches to find plus a wide variety of wildlife to see as well as large Grass areas for games and a children's play area with swings, etc.
  • The park was amazing! They have plenty of great fishing spots, a beach area and outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy. During our trip, the weather could of been nicer, but it has so many beautiful places to see!

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Inns and bed and breakfasts downtown offer rooms in historical buildings, while major hotel chains offer cozy versions of their facilities with all the expected amenities. The area's major attractions are concentrated downtown, so lodging in this area puts everything within walking distance. Nearby, you'll find nature areas with campgrounds and more isolated lodgings, just a short train or bus ride away.
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