Gilbert Lake State Park
18 CCC Rd Laurens, NY 13796
Lake and three ponds in wooded terrain; 12 miles of trails. Playgrounds, frisbee-disc golf course, swimming, boating & fishing. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is located within the park.
Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park
173 Davis Road , Westford, NY 13488
Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west features extensive hiking trails and catch and release fishing.
Glimmerglass State Park
1527 County Hwy 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Telephone: 607-547-8662 Toll Free: 800-456-CAMP
Seen from the south, Mount Wellington, on the eastern shore of Otsego Lake, is said to resemble a sleeping lion. The loop trail that climbs it from Glimmerglass State Park is about 2.5 miles long, marked with orange paint blazes. This trail offers a lovely forested walk through magestic white pines, hemlocks and hardwoods.
Robert V. Riddell State Park
St Hwy 28 & Cty Hwy 7
Exit 17 off I-88, Oneonta, NY 13820
The park consists of agricultural fields, deciduous and coniferous forests. Schenevus Creek, a popular trout stream, crosses the northern parcel of the park.
10 Fair Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
These narrated boat tours of Otsego Lake offer a relaxing glimpse of the history and beauty of James Fenimore Cooper's fabled Leatherstocking Tales.
Classic Cruiser Charters
261 Brighton Road, Worcester, NY 12197
Charter boat rentals with Captain/crew on the Champlain and Erie canals.
CP's Charter Service
574 County Highway 29, Richfield Springs, NY 13439
CP's Guide Service offers 90-minute historical Otsego Lake sightseeing boat tours, as well as full- and half-day fishing excursions.
Fairy Spring Park
Cty Hwy 31 Cooperstown, NY 13326
A rustic shaded swimming area on Otsego Lake with lifeguards on duty. Picnic tables and a pavilion.
Sam Smith's Boat Yard
State Hwy 80 , Cooperstown, NY 13326
Telephone: 607-547-2543 Boat rentals of all types, nautical equipment, popular lakefront grill - come by land or lake.
Time Out Boat Rentals
6714 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Captain your own pontoon boat on Otsego, Canadarago or Goodyear lakes. Boats are delivered with personalized. You can rent boats by the hour, half day, full day or week. Guided tours are also available on Otsego Lake.
Brass Ring Farm
4015 State Hwy 28 , Milford, NY 13807
The Brass Ring Farm offers pony rides and horseback trail rides.
Morning Dew Stables
436 Lougheed Rd ., Milford, NY 13820
This stable offers trail rides, lessons, and boarding as well as a unique therapeutic riding and driving lessons program. Call for appointment.
Tri-Valley Trail Rides
County Highway 10
Laurens, NY 13796
Tri-Valley Trail Rides offer guided horseback rides on well-behaved horses. These rides offer nice views on shaded trails by appointment. Also offers pony rides for the little ones!
Waltzing Horse Farm
130 Musk Rd., New Berlin, NY 13411
The Waltzing Horse Farm offers private dressage lessons and boarding facilities. Breeders of Lippizzaners and Friesians, we are dedicated to promoting and preserving the classical breeding and riding standards and will be offering tours of the farm and viewings of our unique horse breeds, including a film.
507 St Hwy 166, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Ichabob's Conveyance is available for summer wagon rides. Minimum of 4 people per ride. At the farm located right outside of Milford.
Other trails, gardens and preserves
Valley View Walking Trails
298 Sheep-Pen Rd ., Unadilla, NY 13849
Nature trails for hiking or mountain biking. Scenic trails with lookout points.
6000 State Route 80 , Cooperstown, NY 13326
Brookwood Garden offers tours of spectacular horticulture of the past and present, visiting a variety of private gardens not otherwise open to the public, including some of the early work of Ellen Biddle Shipman, one of the foremost garden designers of America's Golden Age.
Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
State Route 80 , Springfield Center, NY 13468
This wetland at the northwest end of Otsego Lake is a system of trails and boardwalks that provides a moderate walk of over a quarter-mile in which to observe more than 200 species of plants, thousands of invertebrate organisms, as well as water-fowl, fur-bearing mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. A tour booklet is available at the entrance.
Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory
5802 State Highway 7 , Oneonta, NY 13820
Live tropical butterfly exhibit and botanical garden. See and walk among hundreds of live, free-flying butterflies from around the world in our huge indoor conservatory herbarium -- home also to hundreds of exotic plants.
Doc Ahlers Road , Roseboom, NY 13450
Private, 80-acre parcel owned by The Nature Conservancy with two trails, each about three-quarters of a mile long. The west trail, with red trail-markers, offers open views of the beaver ponds and the surrounding wetland and rewarding birding and hiking. The east trail marked with blue trailmarkers, is steeper.
Susquehanna River Park Trail
Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway , Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820
The Susquehanna River Park Trail, located in the City of Oneonta, is the first section of the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway to be completed. A full circuit of the loop trail offers two miles of easy, flat. Interpretive markers are keyed to a leaflet obtainable at the trailhead.