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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.

Fairy Spring Park
The park consists of 31.7 acres within the Town of Middlefield and owned by the Village of Cooperstown. The park is bisected by County Route 31. 5.7 acres lie west of Route 31 along the eastern shore...
Glimmerglass State Park
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...
Three Mile Point
The Park consists of 1.07 acres and is located three miles from the Village of Cooperstown, in the Town of Otsego.  It is accessed by vehicle from State Route 80 and by boat from Otsego Lake....
Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake
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 7/4/18 through 8/30/18. Swimming permitted when lifeguard is...
Gilbert Lake State Park
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...
Otsego Land Trust
Otsego Land Trust preserves the distinctive rural character of the Otsego Region in Central New York by maintaining the natural and cultural legacy handed down through generations. OLT protects...
Wilber Park
Located near downtown Oneonta, Wilber Park provides a rustic, woodsy atmosphere. The upper level of this park can be accessed via Center Street and has a large picnic pavilion, basketball court,...