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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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A beautiful lake where time stands still

We were so in love with Otsego Lake that we bought a home there. It is a pristine lake, nine miles... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Cooperstown, New York
Beautiful Lake - very scenic

What a picturesque lake and only 2 blocks from the main drag in Cooperstown. We took a picnic... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Stacey A
Rhinecliff, New York, United States
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This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were so in love with Otsego Lake that we bought a home there. It is a pristine lake, nine miles long by one mile wide, and is often overlooked by people visiting Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Boats are available for rental,...More

Thank roondog3931
Reviewed 24 October 2017

What a picturesque lake and only 2 blocks from the main drag in Cooperstown. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed the view and watching the boats and fishermen.

Thank Stacey A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Rented a boat from Sam's. Toured the entire lake on an autumn day and it was beautiful. Did the two hour rental and it was enough time to cover the lake.

Thank R D
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place to sit and take in the view, rent a canoe, swim or take a boat ride. Loved spending time here, surrounded by the best nature has to offer.

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Coopertown for a weekend for a wedding. We got to see a small part of this lake. It's beautiful and so peaceful. You can rent boats or eat at restaurants that have a view towards the lake to enjoy its beauty and...More

Thank T D
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The make is magnificent. We drove around the lake and it was inchanting especially if you read any of Cooper's works. The lake is in the middle of farm land.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a beautiful grand lake within a short walking distance from Main street Cooperstown. A must see for anyone who visits this quaint little town.

Thank butterfly12142
Reviewed 18 September 2017

the boat trip was very nice and relaxing and quiet. Information in the beginning of trip and just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Thank ellenkfz
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Otsego Lake is beautiful. There are boat rentals and an excursion boat which is a nice way to spend the day. The ferry is reasonably priced although they don't allow you to purchase tickets until a specified time before departure which is a little awkward....More

Thank betsygggg
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

So calm and peaceful! I have the pleasure of piloting the Glimmerglass Queen Tour Boat and enjoy all the time I get out on the water with nature and our guests! I couldn't ask for a better job!

Thank phishhead99
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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.