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Summer Fun: Outdoor Activities at the Otesaga & Around Cooperstown

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 25 May 2023
Summer Fun: Outdoor Activities at the Otesaga & Around Cooperstown

With summer so close, we're looking forward to blue skies and sunshine on the horizon. Nestled in the heart of upstate New York, the picturesque village of Cooperstown is an iconic summer destination, and a stay at the Otesaga offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking adventures. Read on to discover an array of outdoor activities that await you at our lakeside resort.

Swing into Summer
Enjoying the outdoors can be as simple as a quiet stroll, or if you're a bit more competitive, some time on the fairway. Our award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course offers a scenic challenge with its rolling hills and panoramic lake views. If you prefer to take your swing to the court, guests can serve up some fun with a spirited match of tennis or pickleball.

Make a Splash
For those who enjoy getting out on the water, Otsego Lake presents lots of opportunities. Guests of the Otesaga can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes to explore the tranquil waters. With easy access from our private dock, you can soak in the lake's beauty from a different perspective. If lounging poolside is more your speed, our outdoor heated pool is the perfect spot to take a refreshing dip, with the lake as a scenic backdrop!

Hit the Trail
Cooperstown is a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts. One spot to enjoy a hike and the beauty of Otsego Lake is at Glimmerglass State Park. With several trails of varying difficulty, you can take a leisurely walk or get your heart rate pumping with a more challenging hike. Another nearby attraction for an outdoor adventure is Rail Explorers. Located along the tracks of the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, visitors can enjoy a scenic ride while pedaling custom railbikes, surrounded by the beautiful countryside. Of course, for taking things easy a stroll around the grounds of the Otesaga offers perfect lake views as well as a chance to take in the architecture of our historic hotel.

Destination Summer
Cooperstown and the Otesaga provide a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, where the beauty of nature blends seamlessly with a wealth of outdoor activities. From hiking along scenic trails to enjoying water sports on Otsego Lake, or indulging in a round of golf or tennis, our lakeside resort offers an abundance of options for every adventurer. Summer is almost here, so start planning your getaway today!


The Otesaga Resort Hotel remains steadfast in our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to adhere to our strict cleaning and social distancing guidelines. Please visit our website for more information on Otesaga CARE - our commitment to a Clean And Responsible Environment.

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