Betty and Wilbur Davis generously donated the land that became the 164th State Park in 2000. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, lifelong residents of NYC, purchased the land, once a farm, in 1950. The couple gifted the land so that the public could enjoy it an so its preservation would be insured. Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park is our Sister Park, and its guests also receive admission to Glimmerglass.
Perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego County, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west. Nearly two thirds of the park is blanketed by a forest of hardwoods intermixed with smaller areas of conifer plantation. The remainder of this 229 acre property is occupied by rolling meadowlands and ponds. The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Onsite facilities include a picnic area and the sunset pavilion shelter. The park also features a network of hiking trails an a woodland stream. Spring and summer park activities include fishing and bird watching, while winter provides opportunities for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Located in Westford, the park is just a short drive from Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park is sure to be a fantastic destination for any family outing.
-Rolling, partially wooded, open
-Elevation ranges from 1700 to 2040 feet.
-6 Full-Service Cabins that can be rented year round.
The park is a tremendous place to watch migrating hawks in spring and fall. It is also a noteworthy site for Golden Eagles in early spring. The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) has conducted hawk counts here, and their data is available at this link: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park
133 Davis Road
PO Box 145