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Otsego Lake

Address: Cooperstown, NY
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Cooperstown
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.

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Cooperstown, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Otsego lake has the beautiful James Fenimore Cooper Home Farmers Museum and Clark Center Very historic and beautiful

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Campbell Hall, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Cooperstown is well known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but what people don't realize is that Cooperstown sits on banks of the beautiful Otsego Lake. Sitting on the dock in the morning with a cup of coffee and watching the mist float over the surface is as relaxing as it gets. You might hear an occasional bird or the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The lake is beautiful to visit in any season! Great place to picnic, take photos, watch July 4th fireworks, etc. Folks boat in the summer.

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Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

View from hotel is beautiful. Lake does glimmer like glass. We took a wonderful country drive all around the lake and visited the Museums. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum were terrific, spent lots of time at both.

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New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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