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“Stunning Lake!”
Review of Otsego Lake

Otsego Lake
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This picturesque nine-mile-long lake is the centerpiece of Cooperstown.
Sharon Springs, NY
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Stunning Lake!”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

My husband and boat Otsego Lake and it is an absolutely gorgeous lake. Very clear. There is at least one restaurant where you can dock towards the Cooperstown end and it is a general lakefront restaurant, nothing to really brag about (I think there may be another next to the launch, but we haven't tried it yet). We launched in Cooperstown ($10 fee) and it is a little tight so if you are a first time boater who hasn't mastered the art of backing in and launching, this may not be the ramp for you. If you have a place in boat (canoe/kayak etc. we went out of the state park $7.00 entry/parking fee).
Fall foliage (as I feel is generally the case with NYS Lakes) is gorgeous! You can moore at Glimmerglass state park where there is a snack area (sodas, burgers, haven't tried it) and grills. The beach is a little crowded but there are lifeguards over there. We swim off the boat so I am not certain of the rules elsewhere in the park.

Visited September 2011
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Goffstown
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We enjoy walking in the park by the lake. Serene and relaxing.

Visited October 2011
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ilion
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent fishing charter!”
Reviewed 11 December 2009

I would like to tell everyone of the excellent fishing on Otsego Lake. My family enjoyed a beautiful day with Captain Kevin on Murphy's Law realing in all types of fish. He picked us up at the Lakefront Marina in Cooperstown and took us all over the lake. What a spectacular and peaceful setting! We even spotted a bald eagle!!

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Erlanger, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Place to see while in Cooperstown”
Reviewed 7 August 2007

Very Picturesque lake. Near Baseball HOF. Worth a look when you're there

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“great fishing”
Reviewed 19 May 2003

a great day of fishing with our family! the bass and the lake trout were plentiful and the other anglers that we met were helpful and welcoming... thanks. keep up the great work and dont forget to stroll into town.

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