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Brookwood Point

Brookwood Point has been an established estate on the shores Otsego Lake since the early 1820's and is home to a 100-year-old Italianate Renaissance garden. Over the past 100 years, Brookwood has fostered many pitter-pattering petite feet and young minds. From the seven Townsend children in the early 1900's to the slews of SUNY interns and Clark Sports Center Adventure Camp kids of this past summer, Brookwood is a place to roam and explore nature in all her glory. The property is unique in that it hosts a diversified ecosystem: meadows and fields, seasoned and young woods, wetlands, shorefront, lake, creek and historic cultivated gardens. Each component of the 22-acre property creates a different habitat, making Brookwood a melting pot of wildlife! Brookwood is an outdoor classroom, brimming with opportunities for experiences in nature. Grab someone young, old or in between, bring along a picnic and enjoy all Brookwood Point has to offer.

Brookwood Point is open to the public April through November, dawn until dusk.  Closed to regular access December through March.  

Visitors please park in the upper parking lot in front of the information kiosk.

Amenities, Features and Activities:  Picnic areas, gardens, information kiosk, composting toilet, parking, dogs allowed, fishing, birding, wetland trail, ADA accessible trail, public access paddling.

Canoe and Kayak Rentals and Sales will be on site Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather pending) for rentals. Please contact Canoe and Kayak Rentals and Sales for more information regarding rentals and hours of operation. 


We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not. 

General Information

Season / Hours of Operation

Year Round


  • Family Friendly,
  • Pet Friendly,
  • Picnic Tables,
  • Views and Vistas,
  • Lake,
  • Rentals Available
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