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Beaches in Cooperstown

Soak up the sun at Otsego County beaches

Find relief from summer heat at our beaches near Cooperstown—and a popular Otsego County pool. Sunbathe and play on Otsego Lake's sandy shore at Glimmerglass State Park, less than a 10-minute drive from Cooperstown. Find quiet waters at the shady Fairy Springs Park, another Otsego Lake beach, or take a dip at Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake. Lifeguards watch over both during summer months. For swimmers in Oneonta, the pool at Wilber Park offers a way to cool off and relax when the temperatures rise.

Check out the region's top beaches below, grab a picnic lunch to go from a deli or Cooperstown restaurant, and enjoy your sunny day to the fullest!

Shorelines for Relaxation and Play

When the sun is hot or the night is clear – where’s a better place to be than on a beach? The lakes in Otsego County offer a variety of family-friendly beaches. Visit one of the locations listed below on your next summer vacation.

<a href=/attractions/bakers-beach-canadarago-lake>Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake</a>
Baker's Beach is the perfect place to spend a day with your family enjoying the serene lake with gorgeous views.  Open 11am to 7pm from 7/4/17 through 8/30/17.  Swimming permitted when lifeguard is...
<a href=/attractions/fairy-springs-park>Fairy Springs Park</a>
A rustic shaded swimming area on Otsego Lake with lifeguards on duty during the season. Picnic tables and a pavilion.
<a href=/attractions/gilbert-lake-state-park>Gilbert Lake State Park</a>
Gilbert Lake State Park offers year-round recreational opportunities.  Please note an entrance fee may apply. Recreational Activities at Gilbert Lake State Park Hiking Swimming Fishing Boating...
<a href=/attractions/glimmerglass-state-park>Glimmerglass State Park</a>
Glimmerglass State Park overlooks beautiful Otsego Lake, nicknamed "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales.  Open year-round, each season brings a multitude of outdoor...
<a href=/attractions/wilber-park>Wilber Park</a>
Located near downtown Oneonta, the upper level of this park can be accessed via Center Street and has a large picnic pavilion, basketball court, modern playground structure and the beautiful...