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.
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."
--Rhonda and George Osterag, Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Randi Minetor , Hiking through History New York (Falcon Guides).
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