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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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The Beginning of and the First Bridge over the Susquehanna River!

I was something to see and we live in Harrisburg PA. We couldn't get to the water because the snow... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Mark M
,
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Gorgeous local lake

Otsego lake is even gorgeous in the winter. I would highly recommend this entire region especially... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
jalcombright
,
Albany, New York
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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
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+1 607-547-2543
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I was something to see and we live in Harrisburg PA. We couldn't get to the water because the snow was too high. But there is a rock with a pelican on it. On the bridge is a plaque and a story. This is one...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Otsego lake is even gorgeous in the winter. I would highly recommend this entire region especially for families

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

9 miles long, and unspoiled, this is a wonderful place to spend the day in the summer. When it's hot, the lake is a refreshing place to take a swim. A beautiful place to waterski, especially in the late afternoon or early morning when it...More

1  Thank Tracy F
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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

1  Thank roondog3931
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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.

1  Thank Stacey A
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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.

1  Thank R D
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Becky J
3 July 2017|
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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.
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Moore1960
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!!
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Ltjbbfd
17 July 2016|
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Response from jfosters6 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about fishing. Lots of boating activity. Beautiful lake.
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