Glimmerglass State Park


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Glimmerglass State Park


Location:8 miles outside the village of Cooperstown, on County Road 31.
Facilities:Campsites (é), showers, picnic areas (é), picnic pavilions, playground, food concession, trails, beach (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, tubing, recreation and nature programs.
Special Features:Park overlooks Otsego Lake, the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's <i>Leatherstocking Tales</i>. The park's campgrounds were ranked among the top 100 in the US in 2005.
Address:1527 County Hwy 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone:607-547-8662
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=22
Size: 593 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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* The Hyde Hall Bridge at Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown, for example, is not only the oldest, still standing covered bridge in New York, but the oldest in the country.
Even the Finger Lakes have beaches, like Otsego's Glimmerglass State Park. Twenty-five of the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) campgrounds in the Catskills and Adirondacks have beaches, and two are even named for the beaches--Golden Beach and Moffitt Beach.
In Cooperstown, Glimmerglass State Park offers a variety of child-friendly activities such as tubing, ice skating and winter trail sports.