Friends of
Glimmerglass State Park

Welcome to Friends of Glimmerglass State Park Inc!

This is the official website for the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park Non-Profit organization. Please explore our site to learn more about who we are, what we do, and what exciting events and activities we have going on.

Wild Wednesdays at Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park is offering programs for children about nature every Wednesday from July 6th to August 17th from 1:00-2:00. Children ages 6 and older; the cost is $1 per child.
Please see our flyer for more information on the Program Page and information on the Event Calendar.


Fun and Safety Day at the Park

On June 2nd, Otsego County held a Fun and Safety Day at Glimmerglass State Park. Local organizations included Otsego County Conservation Association, Department of Health, NYCAMH, and Glimmerglass State Park presenting on different topics to increase awareness about safety in the woods, on the lake, and outdoors. As the new Nature Center Interpreter, I taught several local school groups about safety along the trails, animal tracks, and how visitors to the lake and park can make sure to not leave their trace which can hurt animals. Students loved matching the animal tracks with the animals that made them, and talking about being environmentally responsible so that we can better protect the animals in the woods and at the beach.

Volunteers help preserve covered bridge!

On May 7th, 2016 Glimmerglass State Park received generous support from local volunteers and NYCM insurance who helped clean up the park around the covered bridge. The event was organized by Trish Kane and her husband who study covered bridges. They are presenting their research on July 17th during the Covered Bridge Celebration. Thank you to all of our volunteers! The park and covered bridge looks beautiful and is ready for our July celebration.


$ 500 Donation Received

2016- The Friends of Glimmerglass received a Holiday Match Grant from Stewart's Shops for the amount of $500 towards Nature Center Education program supplies.

Grant Awarded

2014- The Friends of Glimmerglass received a $ 1,514 grant from the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee to support our Stormwater runoff education program. The Glimmerglass State Park green parking lot is a model for all NYS Parks. A contribution from the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee will give us the opportunity to provide related community education about improving and maintaining the water quality in Otsego Lake.

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