Council Rock overlooking Otsego
Lake, Cooperstown, NY (photo by Eric).
Council Rock Park, a
Cooperstown scenic "hidden gem"
NY has many areas of scenic beauty, but perhaps the best -- and least
known --is Council Rock Park where the nine-mile long Otsego Lake meets
the Susquehanna River.
junction of River and Lake Rds., a steep staircase leads to a
dream-like shaded area of lush green park land within a maple tree
grove meeting Otsego Lake and the hills and mountains in the distance.
The steep staircase's landmark is a metallic plaque named Clinton's
Dam, a temporary military object which aided the Continental Army in
winning the War of Independence, according to the Penn State University
Rock Park is the perfect place to have a picnic, sit on a bench, stick
your feet in the pristine water and truly enjoy the quiet side of
Cooperstown -- although just a minute's walk from Main St. Here, you
will find a place that has nothing in common with the heavy baseball
theme of Cooperstown. The fact that such opposites can co-exist within
a few blocks is a true testimony to the greatness of Cooperstown.
vacationers looking for relative solitude in the busy Cooperstown
summer will find a respite at Lakefront Park, a block away from Council
Rock. Lakefront Park, with its sloping greens, wonderful sunsets and
sunrises, and amazing views of Otsego Lake, seems like one of the
greatest places in the world. If that is true, Council Rock Park is
beyond description. You may not find Council Rock Park prominently
displayed in travel guides, but that's immaterial. As evidenced by one
view of Council Rock Park, the greatest travel guides live in one's
heart through discovery and inspiration.
Rock is located on Lake St. in Cooperstown NY
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