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Hiking Cooperstown & Otsego County

Otsego County hiking trails traverse river valleys, meander along shorelines, traverse hardwood forests, and climb glacier-carved ridges for panoramic views. Start with a classic Cooperstown hike: the Sleeping Lion trail, a 2.5-mile loop within Glimmerglass State Park taking hikers through hemlock trees, and around 1,827-foot Mount Wellington with peek-a-boo views of Otsego Lake. Peruse the listings below for more trails to primitive forests, meadows where hawks glide above, rolling hills—and even paved footpaths with lakeside overlooks. Know that many Cooperstown and Otsego County hiking trails are shared by hikers and mountain bikers, and always pack food, water, layers, and sunscreen.

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Arnold Lake State Forest

Arnold Lake State Forest trails lie on New York State and Ot

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Basswood Pond State Forest

Basswood Pond State Forest offers varied outdoor recreationa

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Bear Swamp State Forest

The 1,750-acre Bear Swamp State Forest features a forest dom

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Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

Perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego County, Betty and Wil

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Brookwood Point

Brookwood Point has been an established estate on the shores

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Calhoun Creek State Forest

Calhoun Creek State Forest offers 730 acres for recreational

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Cherry Valley State Forest

The 1,460-acre Cherry Valley State Forest features a foreste

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Decatur State Forest

The 582-acre Decatur State Forest features a forested ecosys

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Deowongo Island

Deowongo Island is the only island in Canadarago Lake, locat

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Exeter State Forest

The 1,957-acre Exeter State Forest is located half way betwe

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Fetterley Forest Conservation Area

Siblings, Judy and Dan Fetterley, donated the 106-acre Fette

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Five Points (County Forest #3)

Five Points (County Forest #3) is 380 acres of land availabl

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