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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  • October 5, 2017
    Worth the effort to drive through this park in order to appreciate the preservation of this gorgeous lake from overdevelopment. The views of the lake here are probably nit much changed from the 18th C...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    This was our second camping visit. This is a small campground with only 39 sites. All have 30 Amp service. It's hard to pick a site. There are really no bad ones. The grounds are beautifully maintaine...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    This little park is gorgeous in upstate NY. Minutes from the heart of Cooperstown, I imagine this would be a great place to camp. However, I was just visiting for the day with friends. We swam in the ...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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!
  • July 7, 2017
    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!
  • July 5, 2017
    We really enjoyed camping here. The sites are nice and level. There's so much to see in the area, and this is a great homebase during your stay.
  • June 3, 2017
    Sleepy Lion trail is a great loop. Good challenging climbs with a tree canopy above. So beautiful
  • May 9, 2017
    I highly suggest Sleeping Lion hiking trail. While it offers somewhat stifled views, the exercise is well worth it. The most interesting part of the trail is Hyde Hall. I look forward to visiting when it is open. I believe they have tours.

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