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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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A beautiful lake in the middle of New York State around which Copperstown developed

The lake provides significant beauty to the areas that have been developed around its perimeter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack F
Scottsdale, Arizona

A beautiful lake, the town re-habed the lake front a bit, good. The west side of the lake is all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Georg B
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This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake provides significant beauty to the areas that have been developed around its perimeter. The Otisaga Resort at one end, the Fenimore Museum and the Farmer's Museum across the street, Glimmerglen, Glimmerglass State Park are just a few of the many things available for...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful lake, the town re-habed the lake front a bit, good. The west side of the lake is all built up, thank god the east side is still fairly pristine.

Thank Georg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful lake but we couldn't find an easy way to drive up to close to the lake. Found a road that led to the lake which turned out to be the drive for a private country club. Probably from town it is easily accessed by...More

Thank amathteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful destination we're here for the Hall of Fame lucky to be right here together Otsego Lake in the Hall of Fame

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous lake with numerous picnic spots around it. Too bad it is infested with zebra muscles, makes swimming in the shallows dangerous.

Thank ElizabethN234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viewed various areas of the lake from a number of venues throughout the Cooperstown area. There are a number of activities to enjoy on the water. Or just sit back and gaze at the beauty.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake was the place to be a hot day in July. Found a "swimming hole" called Fairy Springs Park where you could pay $5/person. There is a place to get changed as well as some restrooms. You walk down the steps to the lake...More

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is no wonder that James Fenimore Cooper and others wrote by this lake. It is simply beautiful and Cooperstown has lovely Victorian homes.

Thank Charlyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Find the corner of Lake Street and River Street just steps from Main Street to get the most breathtaking view of Otsego Lake! Park free and walk down the steps to find a visually stunning and not at all overcrowded gravel beach and walk out...More

Thank Brandy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk along it where you can, take a boat tip on it (as we did during the current visit to Cooperstown), admire it from your car or the window of your hotel room: Otsego Lake is a gem. May it always remain as it is!

Thank operalover939
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Questions & Answers
Becky J
3 July 2017|
Response from Transwizard | Reviewed this property |
It is and I do not think there is a horsepower limit. There are several public launch sites on the lake.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Edinburghhome | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we camped so don't know about that. But area is really laid back. Beautiful area have fun!!
17 July 2016|
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Response from jfosters6 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about fishing. Lots of boating activity. Beautiful lake.