Otsego Lake


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Otsego Lake

(ŏtsē`gō), c.9 mi (14.5 km) long, E central N.Y., SE of Utica, in a resort region. A branch of the Susquehanna River issues from its southern end at Cooperstown. The lake is the Glimmerglass of James Fenimore CooperCooper, James Fenimore,
1789–1851, American novelist, b. Burlington, N.J., as James Cooper. He was the first important American writer to draw on the subjects and landscape of his native land in order to create a vivid myth of frontier life.
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As the waters of New York flow either southerly into the Atlantic or northerly into Ontario and its outlet, Otsego Lake, being the source of the Susquehanna, is of necessity among its highest lands.
In order to prove Bruce Buckley right, somebody had obviously quickly built a place called Cooperstown and an open-air museum and Fenimore House overlooking--well, not Glimmerglass but Otsego Lake.
2008) and were placed into a small tray with a constant flow of fresh Otsego Lake water.
If there's a model and precedent for the idea, it's surely New York State's Glimmerglass Festival, which started most modestly in 1975 in a high-school auditorium in Cooperstown, but today stands as an internationally renowned summer opera destination--with a young artist program attached--performing in its own 914-seat theatre on donated farmland on the shore of Otsego Lake.
Ommegang Glimmerglass A new spring saison, Glimmerglass is named in homage to Cooperstown New York's pristine Otsego Lake.
This new cell site will reportedly enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in the Cooperstown and Otsego Lake areas.
Last fall, driving south after a stay in the Hudson River Valley, we made a long detour to reach this little rustic town located two hundred miles northwest of New York City on the southern shore of Otsego Lake.
On April 1, 2000, accompanied by my friend, Joanne, co-compasser of ten lakes, I discovered the pleasant surprises of Cooperstown's glimmering Otsego Lake as I added it to my collection.
The narrow, scenic waterway south from Otsego Lake toward Oneonta takes you past farms, forests, and picturesque Cooperstown, home of baseball's Hall of Fame.
Otsego County was the center of hops growing in America between 1835 and 1880, and the Belgic connection dates from 1614, when a navigator named Kleynties on Henry Hudson's Dutch East India Company expedition mapped Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River for the first time.
lt;IR> THE DEERSLAYER </IR> (1841) takes place on Otsego Lake (the Glimmerglass of Cooper's stories) and along its borders.
Otsego Lake, adjacent to the town, provided the author inspiration for the Glimmerglass, the shimmering lake fed by cold bottom springs that he immortalized in his works.