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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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Beautiful nature

Walking down to Otsego Lake and enjoying the scenery offers balance to being indoors at the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TheGoBird
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Beautiful, peaceful, serene piece of nature

Otsego Lake is a narrow, wonderful beauty of nature that stretches about 10 miles north from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
orioles833
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Cooperstown, NY
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+1 607-547-2543
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking down to Otsego Lake and enjoying the scenery offers balance to being indoors at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Thank TheGoBird
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Otsego Lake is a narrow, wonderful beauty of nature that stretches about 10 miles north from Cooperstown. At the northern end is Glimmerglass State Park, offering the usual recreational activities available at a lake, as well as some historic sites to see. At the southern...More

1  Thank orioles833
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through the park and onto the dock and just admired the beautiful lake and boats and lake houses. After we walked up pioneer street back into town. Beautiful area and fun way to explore.

Thank Mack R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Otsego Lake is THE place to go if you want to just chill out. The scenery is breathtaking. I can't wait to return.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I was something to see and we live in Harrisburg PA. We couldn't get to the water because the snow was too high. But there is a rock with a pelican on it. On the bridge is a plaque and a story. This is one...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Otsego lake is even gorgeous in the winter. I would highly recommend this entire region especially for families

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

9 miles long, and unspoiled, this is a wonderful place to spend the day in the summer. When it's hot, the lake is a refreshing place to take a swim. A beautiful place to waterski, especially in the late afternoon or early morning when it...More

2  Thank Tracy F
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We were so in love with Otsego Lake that we bought a home there. It is a pristine lake, nine miles long by one mile wide, and is often overlooked by people visiting Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Boats are available for rental,...More

2  Thank roondog3931
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

What a picturesque lake and only 2 blocks from the main drag in Cooperstown. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed the view and watching the boats and fishermen.

1  Thank Stacey A
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Rented a boat from Sam's. Toured the entire lake on an autumn day and it was beautiful. Did the two hour rental and it was enough time to cover the lake.

1  Thank R D
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Becky J
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Transwizard | Reviewed this property |
It is and I do not think there is a horsepower limit. There are several public launch sites on the lake.
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Moore1960
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Edinburghhome | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we camped so don't know about that. But area is really laid back. Beautiful area have fun!!
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Ltjbbfd
July 16, 2016|
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Response from jfosters6 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about fishing. Lots of boating activity. Beautiful lake.
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