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Cooperstown by Land and Lake

Swimming to snowmobiling—plus hiking, biking, golfing and more—await in Otsego County

Beyond baseball, beyond the arts and culture scene, Cooperstown is made for outdoor adventure – both on land and water. There are miles of lakes and rivers throughout the county. You can paddleboard the headwaters of the East Coast's longest river, kayak tree-rimmed lakes, take a sunset cruise on Otsego Lake, as well as fish and swim. Don't have your own boat? Rent one for the day!

Your options are vast for on shore adventure, and many state parks in the area offer the perfect place for biking, hiking, camping, golf, and winter sports.

Road and mountain bikers of all stripes will find miles of country roads and paved trails with bucolic views. In Oneonta alone, there are 40 miles of tracks offering everything from easy rollers to rugged and rocky rides. That same trail system turns toward Nordic pursuits when snow flies, giving snowshoers and cross-country skiers open space.

For additional information on all the outdoor pursuits available in the area, visit otsegooutdoors.org.

Golf
Golf
From the historic Leatherstocking Golf Course at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, to refined or rustic courses at nearby clubs and scenic locations, hit the links in Cooperstown and Otsego County on some of the Northeast's premier courses.
Biking & Cycling
Biking & Cycling
Road bike the foothills of the Catskills Mountains or enjoy knobby-tire adventures deep in the forests of Otsego County. With vast networks of trails and ample room on the road, Cooperstown makes for the ultimate biking destination whether you want to hit the pavement or a packed trail.
Camping
Camping
Bask in the moonlight and gaze at the stars as you channel your rustic side at one of Cooperstown's many campgrounds. Whether you really want to rough it or you're looking for a 'glamping' experience, find the perfect hideaway to reconnect with nature.
Parks
Parks
From state parks to wilderness areas and state forests, Cooperstown and Otsego County are lush with parks ready for you to explore, adventure through, and reconnect with nature in, all amid some of Central New York's most beautiful terrain.
Boat Rentals
Boat Rentals
Paddle the headwaters of the mighty Susquehanna River, try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, or rent a boat during a visit to Cooperstown to enjoy a day on Otsego Lake, aka Glimmerglass. A variety of local outfitters offer boat rentals throughout the region.
Beaches
Beaches
Kick back, relax, and soak up the sun at one of the region's beautiful lakeside beaches – the perfect family-friendly activity for rest and relaxation on a hot summer's day.
Hiking
Hiking
Hike to some of Otsego County's highest points and take in the beauty of the region from above. Along the way, discover blooming meadows in the spring and summer, prime vantage points to view the fall foliage when autumn arrives, and pristine, snow-covered landscapes in winter.
Fishing
Fishing
Ice to fly fishing, anglers will find year-round fishing opportunities in Cooperstown. Wet a line in a stream or river to hook a brown trout, or head out on the water to fish for small and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and other species.
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Enjoy over 300 miles of trails through the rolling foothills of the Catskills.