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GLIMMERGLASS STATE PARK

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LOCATION - The park is 4 miles south of New York 20, east of East Springfield. Take New York 31 south to the park entrance. The park has 8,000 feet of shoreline along Otsego Lake.

 

FEATURES - Glimmerglass got its name from a lake described by author James Fenimore Cooper in The Deerslayer.

 

ACTIVITIES - Camp in the 39-site campground with a trailer dump and groceries. A large raccoon population lives here, so secure all food.

 

Go swimming from the beach from mid-June through Labor Day and enjoy bass, trout, salmon, and perch fishing. Go boating in Otsego Lake in canoes and car-top boats. Go bicycling and enjoy hiking through the forest to get a spectacular view of Otsego Lake. Concessions are available.

 

Tour Hyde Hall, a 45-room nineteenth-century home, from June-September on weekends from 1:00-5:00. For information, call 607-547-5098.

 

During the winter, go cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding, primitive winter camping, and ice skating.

 

Tour Farmers' Museum on Lake Road, New York 80, in Cooperstown. It re-creates a nineteenth-century village. See the Cardiff Giant, America's most famous hoax. For information, call 607-547-2593.

 

Glimmerglass Opera's performances run from late June-August. For a schedule, call 607-547-5704 or 607-547-2255.

 

Cooperstown Theatre Festival, located 7 miles from the village, performs in July and August, Tuesday-Sunday. For information, call 607-547-2335.

 

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is in Cooperstown. For information, call 607-547-9988. Tour Corvette Americana Hall of Fame on New York 28 to see Corvettes and slides of movies from the past 40 years. For information, call 607-547-4135.

 

Fenimore House on Lake Road has life masks of the nation's founding fathers. For information, call 607-547-2533.

 

For a one-hour cruise around Glimmerglass Lake, contact Lake Otsego Boat Tours at 607-547-5295 or Glimmerglass Boat Tours at 607-547-2790. For a rail excursion, particularly during the fall color season, contact Susquehanna Steam Engine 141 Tourist Operations at 607-547-2555, ext. 501.

 

In May, attend the annual three-day Susquehanna River General Clinton Canoe Regatta in General Clinton Park. The Annual Del-Se-Nango Fiddlers Festival is held in the Beaver Valley Campground in August. The annual Glimmerglass triathlon, featuring running, biking, and canoeing, is in September. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 607-547-9983 for details.

 

Hanford Mills Museum is in East Meredith. It's at the intersection of Delaware County 10 and 12, 10 miles east of Oneonta. The museum features demonstrations of nineteenth-century mill work and antique gasoline engines. For information, call 607-278-5744.

 

INFORMATION

Glimmerglass State Park

R.D. 2 Box 580

Cooperstown, New York 13326

telephone 607-547-8662