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Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown
(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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  • There are a few moderate hiking trails to choose from in Glimmerglass State Park. We chose the Sleeping Lion Trail, which is about 2.4 miles. The trail was well marked, and while there was an uphill s...  more »
  • We luckily got a campsite for one night without having a reservation, but because this is a popular campground, advance reservations are highly recommended. Our tent campsite was in the overflow Beave...  more »
  • Looks like a great summer experience. We were there and found great fall hiking trails. The lake looks like a fun place to be in the summer. 
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  • 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
  • Nice state park and it has A nice beach an amazing views. And good for camping and hiking.