Just eight miles away
Many people wonder if there is a New York State Park near the Baseball Hall of Fame and the historic community of Cooperstown, NY. The answer is yes! Glimmerglass State Park is located on Otsego Lake, just eight miles from the village of Cooperstown. Glimmerglass is the name James Fenimore Cooper gave the lake in his Leather Stocking Tales.
The park is open all year with beach swimming in the summer. There are picnic areas, nature trails, playgrounds, areas to bike, fishing, hiking, and this historic Hyde Hall. The park has approximately 50 campsites, most with electric, for tents and trailers, open May through September.
As a year-round park, there are winter activities of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and ice fishing.
While the park offers its own attraction, it is also near to the many Cooperstown attractions, including the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmer's Museum, the Fenimore House and the Glimmerglass Opera. Whether it's baseball, history, art, boating or just visiting a beautiful area of New York State, Cooperstown has much to offer.
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