Swim at Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park is a 593-acre state park located north of Cooperstown, in Otsego County, New York. While this park is a little further than we typically suggest here we thought it deserved mentioning.

The rolling, partially-wooded terrain is host to a wide variety of wildlife. An uphill trail through the forest affords a spectacular view of Otsego Lake; the Beaver Pond and Woodland trails are picturesque and of interest for the variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns and mosses.

The Hyde Hall Mansion, Covered Bridge, and a self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail are within park boundaries and open to visitors. Winter visitors can go tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing, winter hiking.

Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
Ice Fishing
Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
Swimming Beach (Accessible)

Minutes from cabin: 65

Gilbert State Park

Gilbert State Park is worth the 40 minute drive! It’s a fun place to go for all ages.

  • Biking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging (Accessible)
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Visitor Center (Accessible)

Minutes from cabin: 40

Lake Life @ Bear Spring Mountain

Bear Spring Mountain Campground & Day use features picnic area with tables, grills, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball and pavilion rental; rowboat, canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals; boat launch; sand beach; 24 horse tie stalls and horse accessible ramp; 24 miles of multi-use trails.

Bear Spring Mountain Campground, 512 E Trout Brook Rd, Downsville, NY 13755

Mountain Bike trails, 26 miles of well-marked multi-use trails : visit link for more info

Minutes from cabin: 21

Kayak & Fish the Delaware River

Als' Sport Store, Kayak & fish

“Come experience our pristine forests, hike to a hidden lake, get wet on a river trip or fish on our crystal, clear waters. Step back from the hurried pace and discover a lifestyle that will calm your soul and energize your spirit.”

Canoe & Kayak Rentals at Al’s Sport Store. Rental includes paddles, life vests and complimentary one way transportation. Fishing on The East Branch.


Minutes from cabin: 28