• PHOTO ESSAY: Cooperstown, N.Y. – 2010 [Part 5]

    Posted by on October 1st, 2010 · Comments (0)

    This is the next to last installment of the photograph collection from my recent trip to Cooperstown, New York.

    For “Part 4″ of this series, click here.

    This installment is a quick viewing of some Otsego Lake pictures. Next up, in the final installment of this collection, we will get back to “baseball” and have some plaque snapshots from the Hall.


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    First, here’s some information about Otsego Lake via LakeLubbers.com -

    Proclaimed to be one of the prettiest lakes in New York, Otsego Lake is loved by the residents who live there and those lucky enough to have visited. The lake has been immortalized by the author James Fenimore Cooper who based the setting of several of his novels at the lake he fictionalized as Glimmerglass Lake.

    Otsego Lake was formed thousands of years ago by glaciers carving through the land and reaches a maximum depth of 160 feet. With views of forests and mountains this lake is a great family lake for boating, tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. Well groomed beach and swimming areas for relaxing and watching the lake activity make the lake an inviting place to spend a few days. Nearby marinas and launching ramps provide easy access to this great lake. Fishing is fantastic with large populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, brown bullhead, cisco, Atlantic salmon, lake trout, chain piceral, pumpkinseed, rock bass, walleye, lake whitefish, yellow perch and brown trout. Fishing guides and charters are available locally to ensure that your fishing trip ends with a memorable catch. During the cold frozen winter months, Otsego Lake is still a great playground with ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and winter hiking trails.

    At the southern end of the lake is the town of Cooperstown, New York known for the Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

    To be candid, I’m much more of an “ocean” person than a “lake” person. (I’ve always lived no more than 30 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean.) But, every time I visit Cooperstown, I always make it a point to stop by and see Otsego Lake. It’s huge – and beautiful. And, if you’re visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame with others who may not be as fanatical as you are about baseball stuff, it’s a nice break in the day to relax (and recharge) and see the lake and maybe do an hour boat tour, as we did during our recent trip there. Also, the tour is the best way to get a good look at Kingfisher Tower – which is an interesting structure that dates back to 1876.

    Here are some of the sights at Otsego Lake from our visit there.
    Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos.

    Lake Front Motel Glimmerglass Queen boat tours, Cooperstown NY.

    The Glimmerglass Queen, Cooperstown, NY.

    Heading out on to Otsego Lake, Cooperstown NY.

    Heading away from shore, and on to Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY.

    Kingfisher Tower at Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY, from a distance.

    A closer look at Kingfisher Tower, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY.

    Kingfisher Tower in Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY.

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