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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
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Ranked #1 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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New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lake in the fall! We wanted to go on the glimmerglass queen boat ride but it closes for the season Columbus day weekend :(

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just spent another week here in Cooperstown on the lake, and sat Thursday night on the landing at Council Rock and watched the birds and read for a few hours. Very tranquil..and Friday morning rode my bike completely around the lake from the Otesaga Hotel all the way around. Nineteen miles of solitude and perfect fall weather. Up at Glimmerglass... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A beautiful lake which shows different look, whether rainy or sunshine. It is really gorgeous and you can try strolling. It's very relaxed.

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waltham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Parking in Cooperstown in a nightmare. Other than that, there is no better place to spend time as it has something for everyone. Be sure to check out the Empire State carousel at the Farmer's Museum. It is a work of art akin to the, well, Sistene Chapel! OK, maybe a SLIGHT overstatement. I went to the Cooper Museum for... More

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Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed our drive around the lake...beautiful in October! Would like to try a visit in the summertime.

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Boca Grande
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stunning lake, enjoyed a ride across the lake to a friends summer cottage. What a lovely place to visit

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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The mountains were beautiful in October. The leaves were just changing and the boat tour was excellent.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we stayed at Lake Front Motel located right on Otsego Lake. this area is known as Blackbird Bay.took the tour boat on lake and then drove completely around lake to enjoy the view. include a stop at Glimmerglass State Park when doing this.

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Akron, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful place to drink a glass of wine and stare out to the lake. I could live there in the summer.

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IRide32
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A quiet little park with plenty of grass and seating in a scenic, historic residential area. You can catch the Glimmerglass Queen and tour the lake nearby or just sit and admire the Indian warrior sculpture. A good place to go to relax.

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