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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Cooperstown
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.
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Sacramento, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in Cooperstown, new sure to take a drive around the lake. The views are wonderful and you might see some deer as well. There seem to be some interesting antique stores as well.

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lake, wish we had had more time to explore it. We rented some kayaks and took a paddle around the water around Cooperstown.

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Richardson, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We took an hour long boat tour of the lake on a platoon boat. IAs we went up the lake the guide told us about the history of the lake and surrounding areas.

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Philadelphia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here at sunset after a walk in the downtown area. There is a nice resort nearby that we were able to get some drinks at and just sit, relax, and take in the view! This lake would be worthwhile exploring during the day since they have boat tours, fishing, and of course they also have walking trails and... More

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Buffalo, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Simply a gorgeous lake, great place to relax, have lunch and enjoy the view. I am sure there is much more to do, I just simply didn't have the time.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to Glimmer Glass State Park on Otsego Lake nice atmosphere for swimming, BBQ and any other fun activities.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I visited Otsego Lake and it was so peaceful and relaxing. We sat on the bench and looked out into the Lake and brought calmness. Which we needed very much.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful lake, with serene views. Took in the sights while we were here in Cooperstown visiting the HOF. Majestic and grand, it was a sight to see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lake is beautiful, and the hour ride on the lake is well worth it. Brief history of the area is included which will help you learn more about the area

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Bethesda
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Otsego Lake is a blue, beautiful, deep, glacial lake. It is gorgeous to look at. We went out with friends on a boat, and had a lovely afternoon, touring the lake and swimming on the "sunken island," a rock formation that it is at a much higher elevation than most of the lake's bottom. The water was clear and a... More

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