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Otsego County is located in the far eastern part of Central New York.  The county seat is located in Cooperstown.  This county is most famous for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame;

The 2008 census has estimated the population of the county at 61,962.  The Susquehanna River begins in Otsego County and the highest point in the county is located in Lutheranville State Forest at 2420 feet.  There are four state parks within this county.

Glimmerglass and Gilbert Lake State Parks are very popular attractions in the county for hiking, camping, picnics, swimming, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  A newer state park that is still under development but is worth a visit is Betty & Wilbur State Park.  This park has some really nice cabins available to rent as well as a nice loop trail.  An even newer park with numerous miles of hiking trails is Robert V. Riddell State Park along I-88 near Oneonta.

Paved trail in Basswood Pond State Forest

Basswood Pond State Forest is a gem among the state forests located within Otsego County.  There is a nice day use picnic area that is handicapped accessible, as well as a paved trail that leads to an overlook at the ponds edge.  There are other trails within this remote forest.

Lutheranville State Forest is home to the highest point within Otsego County.  This state forest straddles Otsego County and Schoharie County, with most of the land occupying Schoharie County. 

Look below for links to help plan your next outdoor adventure in Otsego County.  If there are trails and places you'd like us to add, please email us at  Thanks for visiting our site.  We hope that we were able to assist you in planning your next outdoor adventure.

Outdoor Recreational Opportunities in Otsego County

Basswood Pond State Forest Glimmerglass State Park Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park
Gilbert Lake State Park

Robert V. Riddell State Park

Lutheranville State Forest
Cherry Valley State Forest Plainville State Forest Hartwick State Forest
Arnold Lake State Forest Bear Swamp State Forest Calhoun Creek State Forest Crumhorn Mountain WMA Decatur State Forest
Exeter State Forest Honey Hill State Forest Hooker Mountain State Forest
Hooker Mountain WMA Maple Valley State Forest Milford State Forest
Wagner Farm State Forest R. Milton Hick Memorial State Forest Roseboom State Forest
South Hill State Forest Susquehanna State Forest Texas School House State Forest

map of Otsego County

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