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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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Beautiful. Sam Smith's Boat Rental

Rented a boat from Sam's. Toured the entire lake on an autumn day and it was beautiful. Did the two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clementon, New Jersey
Otsego Lake

A beautiful place to sit and take in the view, rent a canoe, swim or take a boat ride. Loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat E
Virginia Beach, Virginia
via mobile
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

After a long day visiting various attractions, we stopped by Otsego Lake. Glad we did, the views of the lake were awesome. Wish the weather was warmer so we could have went for a swim. Next time.

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

stunning homes and hotels along the lake. While Cooperstown may be famous for the Baseball Hall of Fame, the rest of the town has a gentility all its own. Lovely old mansions, outstanding hotels and modest houses along a lake with views of hills, a...More

Thank Larry M
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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.