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Fairy Springs Park

Fairy Spring Park: Entrance on East Lake Rd ~1 mile north of the Village of Cooperstown, on the left.

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 of Otsego Lake. The remaining 26 undeveloped acres lie east of Route 31. 

**Small parking lot just off the road and there is a steep stairway down to Lakefront**

Facilities & Amenities

  • 66’ x 19’ Pavilion (WPA construction) with stone fireplace and unfurnished kitchen space
  • Caretaker facility/changing rooms (7 stalls for men; 6 for women)
  • Restrooms for men and women (2 toilets and 1 lavoratory each)
  • Shoreline is narrow (not a sandy beach) and a swimming dock
  • Boat dock (30 feet)
  • Stationery cookers, picnic tables
  • Barbeque cookers


  • Swimming from swim dock
  • Day use boat parking on boat dock
  • Picnicking
  • Private parties
  • Community events (fireworks, etc.)

Use of the Park for organized events requires Permit application to the Village of Cooperstown; pavilion rental requires Permit application.


We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not. 

General Information

Season / Hours of Operation

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Lifeguards on duty for swimming 11am-8pm Sat/Sun only Memorial Day—mid-June, open 11am-8pm daily mid-June—Labor Day. Free 4 Village residents; $5/person daily non-resident


  • Family Friendly,
  • Pavilion or Picnic Area,
  • Picnic Tables,
  • Swimming,
  • Views and Vistas,
  • Charcoal Grills,
  • Entrance and/or Participation Fees,
  • Lake,
  • Hand Launch Boat Site
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