Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park, New York 13320

Elevation Gain131ft
Trailhead Elevation1,271ft
Elevation Min/Max1232/1276ft
Elevation Start/End1271/1271ft

Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Town of Springfield, New York. It is within Glimmerglass State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,271 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 131 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sl Trail.

Glimmerglass State Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"In the heart of James Fenimore Cooper country, the wooded flank of Mount Wellington and the field, shrub, and woodland habitats of this state park compose the understated setting of Hyde Bay on Otsego Lake—the liquid jewel of the area. Because of the lake’s sparkle, Cooper dubbed it “Glimmerglass” in his popular tales about a frontier hero, “the Leatherstocking.” In this soothing backdrop, you can enjoy short outings and subtle discoveries."

"A cursed mansion, a sparkling lake, and a covered bridge—you’ll find all of these in this jewel of a park. Glimmerglass State Park has a great deal to recommend it—from a historic covered bridge to an estate that holds what was once the largest mansion in America—but neither of these things are easily seen from the Sleeping Lion Trail.

You will pass the covered bridge as you drive into the park from the entrance; watch for it on your right (signs will point you in its direction). You can drive up to the bridge and park if you’d like to get a closer look, and a trail takes you through the bridge and loops through another pleasant section of the park."

Glimmerglass State Park Reviews

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Glimmerglass Park is a nice easy hike. If your in the area its nice but i wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it. The park has a nice beach and related facilities. You'll get the most out of these hikes by doing them as part of a larger picnic trip or visit to the park. Views from the trails are limited, and the trail map provided is no longer up to date. You can no longer go directly from Hyde Hall to Tin Hat you have to go around and use the road. There is a stream and gully between the two and this area has been closed off do to past washout.

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Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 CR 31, Cooperstown 13326; (607) 547-8662;
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