Connecting People with that land that sustains us


***Brookwood Point is closed temporarily for Public Access Improvements.***

Join us in celebrating the Grand Reopening of Brookwood Point on May 20 2017 12pm - 5pm.

Landscape Facts

Location: 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Road, Cooperstown, New York
Conservation Area: Otsego Lake
Protected: October 2011
Size: 22 acres

Photo by Susan Rowland PhotographyThe Bridge at Brookwood PointPhoto by Susan Rowland Photography

When to Visit

Brookwood Point is open to the public April through November, dawn until dusk.  Closed to regular access December through March.  

Visitors please park in the upper parking lot in front of the information kiosk.

Until site enhancement to improve the safety and access at Brookwood Point is completed, launching canoes and kayaks from Brookwood is restricted to Land Trust planned events.


Property Description

Otsego Land Trust took over stewardship of Brookwood Point in a 2011 merger with The Cook Foundation. OLT has worked with the community to acquire grants and other support including volunteer support to help maintain Brookwood's three acres of cultivated gardens.  Currently, OLT is working through both  Scenic Byways and National Park Service grants to enhance safety and access, including paddling access at Brookwood.  We hope to complete construction funded by these two grants by summer 2015. 

Over the past 100 years, Brookwood has fostered many pitter-pattering petite feet and young minds. From the seven Townsend children in the early 1900’s to the slews of SUNY interns and Clark Sports Center Adventure Camp kids of this past season, Brookwood is a place to roam and explore nature in all her glory.

Brookwood is unique in that it hosts a diversified ecosystem: meadows and fields, seasoned and young woods, wetlands, shorefront, lake, creek and historic cultivated gardens. Each component of the 22 acre property creates a different habitat, making Brookwood a melting pot of wildlife!

Brookwood is an outdoor classroom, brimming with opportunities for experiences in nature. Grab someone young, old or in between, and enjoy all Brookwood Point has to offer.

Events and Weddings

If you are interested in renting Brookwood Point for your event or wedding, give us a call at (607) 547- 2366 or e-mail

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