30 Lakes in 30 Days | Ostego Lake | New York


When you imagine a vacation, do you imagine watching the sunrise over a beautiful body of water, enjoying an uncrowded morning SUP session, spending your days relaxing lakeside and within walking distance to one of the coolest towns in New York? Well, good. So do we, and Otsega Lake is that destination. With 10 miles of clean, placid waters, awesome surrounding parks, and endless on the water fun, you may never want to leave. The drive through Cooperstown to Otsego Lake is beautiful enough that you may be convinced to up and move there before you even hit the water.

The 10-mile stretch of water can be a perfect paddle workout or scenic tour. Spots like the Clinton Dam by Lakefront Park are secluded, picnic appealing and the water is glassy, making it a prime destination for SUP Yoga. Paddle over to the opposite end of the lake to Glimmerglass State Park, the aptly-named retreat shielded from wind to provide consistently calm surface waters. On land the park is well-kept, with playgrounds for the kiddos, picnic benches for grubbing and plenty of space for recreational activities.

Cooperstown has one of the most appealing Main Streets in America. Shopping, hole-in-the-wall dining, American history, beautiful homes and refreshing mountain air. The combination between Otsega Lake and Cooperstown is unbeatable.

30 Lakes in 30 Days Project:

America is riddled with countless unsung watering holes ideal for your next SUP adventure. To highlight some of our favorite freshwater paddling locales, we're profiling 30 lakes in 30 days for the entire month of July. We'll give you the lake's local rundown, outfitting options in the area and we'll even tell you where to find the best bite and beer post-paddle. It's a resource just for you and it's brought to you by Tahoe SUP.

New York lakes state of mind.