Glimmerglass State Park

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Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass State Park covered bridge.jpg
The covered bridge at Glimmerglass State Park in November 2004.
Glimmerglass State Park is located in New York
Glimmerglass State Park
Location of Glimmerglass State Park within New York State
TypeState park
Location1527 County Highway 31
Cooperstown, New York[1]
Nearest cityCooperstown, New York
Coordinates42°47′38″N 74°51′58″W / 42.794°N 74.866°W / 42.794; -74.866Coordinates: 42°47′38″N 74°51′58″W / 42.794°N 74.866°W / 42.794; -74.866
Area593 acres (2.40 km2)[2]
Created1963 (1963)[3]
Operated byNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors153,882 (in 2014)[4]
OpenAll year
WebsiteGlimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park is a 593-acre (2.40 km2) state park located north of Cooperstown, in Otsego County, New York.[2] Most of the park is located inside the Town of Springfield.

Park description

Glimmerglass State Park is located at Hyde Bay on the east shore of Otsego Lake, which is the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. The Hyde Hall mansion overlooks the bay and most of the grounds.[1]

The park offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, a nature trail, hiking and biking, fishing and ice fishing, a campground with tent and trailer sites, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling and a food concession. The park is open year-round.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Glimmerglass State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 672. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Guide to the George Hyde Clarke Family Papers, 1705-1937". Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Cornell University Library. 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Retrieved July 23, 2015.

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