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Glimmerglass State Park

1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown, NY
607-547-8662
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in Cooperstown
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: Glimmerglass state park is the best most assertive place to be. The kids have fun at the lake, and never get bored! We go camping, swimming, fishing... more »
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We would love to return to hike the trails in the park. Well maintained and beautiful. Need to return here when the leaves change. Watched 4 deer working their way through the park.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We walked around the beach portion of the park. It was very quiet as, we visited off season. It was pretty, and the water was about 70 degrees.

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Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We hadn't planned to go to the park, but had extra time one afternoon- it ended up being one of the main highlights of the trip. Serene beauty- not to be missed.

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Boynton Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

such a beautiful lake. the settings and restaurants around the lake are excellent but expensive. Very disappointed that refills on soft drinks and tea were charged per refill. I have never encountered that type of charge before. Is this a NEW York THING?

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Albany, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I went to Glimmerglass State Park on the scenic Lake Otsego. There is a great beach from which I launched my kayak. There are modern, clean rest rooms and picnic areas.

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Cooperstown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The campsite is like a circular space with a picnic table that could seat 6 (8 putting chairs on each end), a spot for a tent, and a hole in the ground with a large grill over it. The grill is low to the ground, not one that stands upright to cook on. There are other sites right near each... More

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited this park to hike its two mile trail on the shoulders of sleeping mountain -- a wide, well-maintained loop trail throughout, with a few hundred feet of altitude change, more gradual and a bit less steeper going up than coming down -- so the farther starting point, where there is parking at the trailhead, is the place to... More

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We spent an afternoon exploring this gem of a state park while visiting the Cooperstown area. There is something for everyone here - some impressive history for the history buffs, nice trails for the nature lovers, up to date playgrounds for the kids, primitive camping sites for the outdoorsy types, lots of picnic tables and clean up to date bathroom... More

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Wantagh, New York
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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We spent a half day at the lake in Glimmerglass State Park and had an amazing time. We barbecued on the lawn, where there was a ton of room for families to sit and eat, as well as play around. The park has a concession stand and beach area, which is really nice, and the bathrooms were very clean throughout... More

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Stratford, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went here for an afternoon on our last day in the area. I am glad that I did, It was a sight to see. Weather wasn't very agreeable, but the kids had fun playing around. You will need to bring charcoal if you want to cook out. Grill aren't very big but no big deal for us. You can't get... More

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