Brookwood Point is owned by the Otsego Land Trust. According to the media release, Brookwood, another former Otsego Lake estate, has a remarkably intact formal Italianate garden designed by landscape architect Frederic Townsend in the early 1900s. Only one mile from the Fenimore Art Museum, Brookwood Point offers a distinctive contrast between a designed landscape and an emerging ecologically natural area.
“The uniquely beautiful landscape of Brookwood offers the perfect setting to consider the ways that different people and cultures connect to the land,” Kennedy said in the release. “America’s conservation movement has a complicated history, and Brookwood is filled with fascinating evidence of that history.”
Both hikes are free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up for the hikes, call 547-2366 or email Marcie@otsegolandtrust.org. The Fenimore Art Museum is at 5798 state Highway 80 outside of Cooperstown and Brookwood Point is at 6000 state Highway 80, one mile north of the Fenimore Art Museum.