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Glimmerglass State Park

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Address: 1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4221
Phone Number: +1 607-547-8662
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Good way to start the day!

There are a few moderate hiking trails to choose from in Glimmerglass State Park. We chose the Sleeping Lion Trail, which is about 2.4 miles. The trail was well marked, and while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
margomcd5
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Allendale, New Jersey
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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a few moderate hiking trails to choose from in Glimmerglass State Park. We chose the Sleeping Lion Trail, which is about 2.4 miles. The trail was well marked, and while there was an uphill section in the beginning, the rest was a beautiful walk in the woods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We luckily got a campsite for one night without having a reservation, but because this is a popular campground, advance reservations are highly recommended. Our tent campsite was in the overflow Beaver Pond area which doesn't have restroom/shower facilities; these are located in the main camping area. The facilities at the nearby beach area were unlocked early in the morning,... More 

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Thank Pi-T526
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Looks like a great summer experience. We were there and found great fall hiking trails. The lake looks like a fun place to be in the summer.

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North Creek, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had an event at the Beach Parking lot and at Hyde Hall. The management was wonderful to work with and the event went off flawlessly. The rest of the park seems top be well run and lovely. Hyde Hall is really very interesting and well presented. The grounds are beautiful you get a good feeling for the history of... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 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 

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Thank Beenmostplaces
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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.

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Middlebury, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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 

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