What to do in Glimmerglass State Park

This state park gained in popularity as the result of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. Otsego Lake is a featured attraction at this lovely woodland park that is home to a variety of wildlife and plant life. The Hyde Hall Mansion, Covered Bridge and Beaver Pond Nature Center draw thousands of visitors each year. A plethora of recreation sports are enjoyed year-round.

Located along the northern banks of Otsego Lake, Glimmerglass State Park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and several indoor activities as well. Located approximately 8 miles above Coopertown, folks enjoy the usual park amenities along with the Classic Revival Hyde Hall and the Beaver Pond Nature Center. Coopertown is well-known for being the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in addition to the Farmer's Museum. Several golf courses are located in the surrounding area.

Visitors to Glimmerglass State Park enjoy fishing, a boat launch, swimming beach, children's playground, nature trail, multi-use trails, picnicking, viewing wildlife, viewing plant life, showers, campground, ice fishing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing and ice skating.

Glimmerglass State Park rests on the shores of Otsego Lake off Route 31 south of US 20 in the East Springfield area.

The Glimmerglass State Park area experiences average January temperatures from 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The heaviest precipitation is received in the region's northeast segment.

1527 County Highway 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607-547-8662

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