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Glimmerglass State Park

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Address: 1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4221
Phone Number: 607-547-8662

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Beautiful place for a family picnic

On the day we visited for a family picnic, there were a lot of people there, but it never felt crowded. Lots of places to relax under a shade tree.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we visited for a family picnic, there were a lot of people there, but it never felt crowded. Lots of places to relax under a shade tree.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a tent but the rustic sites only had a porta john so we opted for the main area as there was electricity plus bathrooms nearby. Some of the sites are pretty close together but ours (#14) felt spacious. The bathroom block was older and had only 2 showers for women which didnt feel like enough. The beach area... More 

Thank Beenmostplaces
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very beautiful place and makes for a great relaxing day. The hiking trails are very nice and the beach is amazing.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This sits at the top of Otsego Lake, which is a glacier formed lake with beautiful blue water, almost like the Caribbean waters. The park is very clean, with lots of picnic tables, a boat ramp, pavilions and camp grounds, and a swimming area. The glimmer glass comes into play when the sun reflects off the calm lake. Everything was... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

There are not many beaches around this otherwise beautiful lake, so we brought our 4 and 1 year olds here for an afternoon. They enjoyed the playground and the beach. We would like to have had time for a hike, but it rained early in the day and we got here late and the children were having too much fun.

Thank TomM1951
Middlebury, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Glimmerglass last minute. Luckily we were able to get a primitive site. Staff pleasant and helpful. The park is lovely. However, some things would be very helpful in their site brochure: generator hours, where to put trash for overnight guests (it is not very obvious - only a small trash can at dump station), and a reminder... More 

Thank Kathryn D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

When we booked the campground sight unseen in January, we considered it to be for a base camp for the area only. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The camp sites are open but sufficiently separated so that you don't feel like you are on top of each other. The kids are everywhere and pick up games of basketball... More 

Thank Tatiana C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights. We brought bikes but really could have walked everywhere in the park. Very clean and neat. We had electric only site. It was really nice with trees and level ground. Very convenient to go to Cooperstown. About 15 minute drive. Groceries and shopping are in town. A bit further than I like. The ride up to... More 

Thank Marchi2016
Smithtown, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Even if you're not a beach or boat person, there are many things you should be able to do here, such as stroll along the lake, take pictures of the lovely scenery and wild flowers, visit the historic Hyde Hill mansion (which is being restored) and walk over to the covered bridge, which is the oldest of its kind in... More 

Thank Irma G
Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Stayed here for the first time w/my wife as we ventured into NY State for a camping trip. Glimmerglass is a wonderful surprise...well maintained, impeccable grounds and helpful/pleasant staff made this one of our (new) favorite campground to stay at. Mostly filled by older couples with a mix of pop ups to big rigs, it was quiet (day n night),... More 

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