Otego, New York, is a small town in the central upstate area of New York. Settled in 1822, this town offers a historical backdrop but continues to be a welcoming community along the banks of the Susquehanna River and Otego Creek. The nearby town of Cooperstown brings in sports enthusiasts and tourists year-round to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Oneonta Veterinary Hospital and the Community Veterinary Center, in the nearby town of Oneonta, 9 miles northeast of Otego, are both ready to care for all your pup’s health needs, should the situation arise.
Although there are no parks in the town of Otego, there are plenty of fishing spots to be had along the Susquehanna River. Take your fishing pole out and try your hand at catching dinner for you and your pawtastic pup to share! Or head to the Wells Bridge Memorial Park, in hamlet of Wells Bridge, just 6 miles southwest of Otego. This small park features landscaped open grounds for you and Fido to spread out a blanket and relax the day away together.
For some quality outdoor time together with your fur-ever friend, Otego is the place to be in scenic upstate New York.
Visit the Hem Street Memorial County Park, in the West End/ SUNY College at Oneonta neighborhood of the city of Oneonta, 9 miles north of Otego, with your fur-ever friend. This park covers a scenic 7 acres of open area for you to enjoy together. It is an adventurer’s delight as part of the park is undeveloped, making it a perfect location to carve your own path. Walk with your pup on leash here, or just relax on an outstretched blanket. This is a mixed area of grassy and forested areas. Be sure to pack plenty of water to share.
Head to Neahwa Park, in the Oneonta neighborhood, of the city of Oneonta, 9 miles north of Otego, for 65 acres of outdoor, pup-friendly recreation. There are sports fields, a winter ice skating pond and plenty of room to roam with Fido on leash. Or try Wilbur Park which also is the place to be if you are an avid fisherman! Then hop on the scenic 6-mile Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway, running along the river, which caters to walkers and bicyclists. Restrooms and fountains are located at both parks. Afterwards, try a doggie cone at pup-friendly Golden Guernsey Ice Cream parlor!
In the small town of Unadilla, 11 miles southwest of Otego, you and your fur-ever friend will enjoy a relaxing day at the Martin Brook Park. This is a prime location for picnickers with the pavilion shaded for your eating pleasure. You will find this pup-friendly park offers many hiking trails to enjoy a leisurely stroll. All the trails are rated as easy, so this is the perfect place to take your elderly pup. Be sure to pack plenty of water to share and some packable snacks. Keep Fido on leash here and clean up after them.