Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park

Quick Facts

Glimmerglass State Park

New York

(607) 547-8662

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Things To Do

Overview

Glimmerglass State Park, located eight miles outside the village of Cooperstown, overlooks Otsego Lake, the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. The rolling, partially-wooded terrain is host to a wide variety of wildlife. An uphill trail through the forest affords a spectacular view of Otsego Lake; the Beaver Pond and Woodland trails are picturesque and of interest for the variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns and mosses.

The Hyde Hall Mansion, Covered Bridge, and a self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail are within park boundaries and open to visitors. Winter visitors can go tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, showshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, winter hiking.

Map of Glimmerglass (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.792757, -74.872396

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The rolling, partially-wooded terrain of Glimmerglass State Park is the perfect place to take an afternoon bike ride with your family.

  • Camping

    Glimmerglass State Park offers accessible tent and trailer sites for individual and/or family camping. Facilities include: showers, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, and nature trails for hiking and birding. The beach is open to swimming weekends and holidays from Memorial Day until mid-June, and open daily starting in mid-June until Labor Day weekend.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted on Otsego Lake.

  • Hiking

    An uphill trail through the forest of Glimmerglass State Park affords a spectacular view of Otsego Lake; the Beaver Pond and Woodland trails are picturesque and of interest for the variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns and mosses. The self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail is within park boundaries and open to visitors throughout the year.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, and nature trails are all available for visitors. The beach is open to swimming weekends and holidays from Memorial Day until mid-June, and open daily starting in mid-June until Labor Day weekend.

  • RVing

    Glimmerglass State Park offers tent and trailer sites for individual and/or family camping. The park also offers a dumping station for public use.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter visitors can go tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, showshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, winter hiking throughout the park.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/13326.

Park Partners

Friends of Glimmerglass State Park

To support the mission of the park through activities which include fund raising, volunteerism, strategic planning, and advocacy for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. Immediate goals for The Friends of Glimmerglass Sate Park include increasing community awareness and participation through organized events and programs at the park and to fund raise for a new visitors center and nature center at the park.

Reserve America

The main camping area offers 37 wooded sites with additional overflow sites near the picnic area. The park overlooks beautiful Ostego Lake and is available for swimming. The Hyde Hall Mansion, Covered Bridge, and a self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail are within park boundaries and open to visitors.

(800) 456-2267

Directions

Driving

Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse: Thruway (I-90) east to exit 30 (Herkimer). Rt.28 south to Richfield Springs; Rt.20 east to East Springfield; county Rt.31 south to park entrance.

New York, Albany: Thruway (I-90) west to exit 25A to I-88. One exit on I-88 to Duanesburg-Cooperstown exit. Rt. 20 west to East Springfield, county Rt. 31 south to park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(607) 547-8662

Campground reservations

(800) 456-2267

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