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Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-2543
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Hidden Gem at Council Rock and Clinton Dam

Find the corner of Lake Street and River Street just steps from Main Street to get the most... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brandy R
Houston, PA
via mobile
Just beautiful!

Walk along it where you can, take a boat tip on it (as we did during the current visit to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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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
+1 607-547-2543
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Find the corner of Lake Street and River Street just steps from Main Street to get the most breathtaking view of Otsego Lake! Park free and walk down the steps to find a visually stunning and not at all overcrowded gravel beach and walk out...More

Thank Brandy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk along it where you can, take a boat tip on it (as we did during the current visit to Cooperstown), admire it from your car or the window of your hotel room: Otsego Lake is a gem. May it always remain as it is!

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Otsego Lake is a hidden gem surrounded by beauty and fantastic wildlife. We rented a pontoon boat from Sam's Boatyard (excellent service and help from the employees at Sam's) and we traveled from one end of the lake to the other and truly enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lake. It is very clean and clear. Great for swimming, canoeing and spending time seeing the sunrise.

Thank Jrlcnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lake. Interesting history. Hopefully stays peaceful in its natural habitat and not ruined by anyone!

Thank JPM1003
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't resist taking seriously the old expression (they say much stronger ones to me now) of "Go Jump in the Lake" while on a recent visit to Cooperstown. So while staying lakeside at the historic Otesaga, I did just that. I went out the...More

Thank Alberto M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Cooperstown for our son's baseball tournament and fell in love with the area. The Lake is gorgeous.

Thank Ali050712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely, quiet lake. Gorgeous views and a nice area to picnic and walk around. Easy parking by the lake.

Thank moosella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Hall of Fame we walked down to the lake and took a tour boat ride. It lasted about an hour or so and was quite enjoyable. Sit inside on the main deck and hang at the bar or go upstairs for a...More

Thank coasterallday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful quiet and pristine. lake. Spent some time driving around and eating on the lake. Wish we had more time there. Does not seem to be alot of residences nor boating traffic. Hidden gem.

Thank Judy C
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Becky J
2 July 2017|
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.
30 August 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!!
16 July 2016|
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Response from jfosters6 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about fishing. Lots of boating activity. Beautiful lake.