Hike, Bike + Explore the Many Parks of Otsego County
Cooperstown and Otsego County's parks offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, pristine lakes, rivers, streams and ponds, birding, camping and a variety of other outdoor activities. So whether you're zooming on trails shaded by the forest canopy on your bike, or trekking to Otsego County's highest points, explore all that the region's parks have to offer.
State Parks in Cooperstown & Oneonta
State parks throughout Otsego County offer a variety of full amenities for ample camping outings, and a multitude of recreational activities year-round – from paddling at Gilbert Lake State Park in the summer, to snow tubing at Glimmerglass State Park in the winter. Be sure to confer with each state park to confirm whether you need to make camping reservations ahead of your arrival, or if there is a park entrance fee.
Cooperstown State Forests, Preserves + Walking Trails
In addition to state parks throughout the Cooperstown area, you'll also find a variety of state forests, preserves and wilderness areas with walking trails. Great for escaping into the region's lush forests and woodlands, these forests and preserves are a bit more rustic than the region's state parks, offering limited amenities, but a diverse range of activities perfect for getting lost in the woods.
Explore all of Otsego County's parks below.
Outdoor Recreation is Beautiful in Otsego County
Reconnect with nature, pack a picnic, or go for a swim. Cooperstown and Otsego County hold some of Central New York’s most beautiful state parks and forests. Get out and explore all of Otsego County’s parks, listed below.