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Boating -- Take a 1-hour, partially narrated historic tour of pretty Lake Otsego aboard the double-decker Glimmerglass Queen, 10 Fair St. (tel. 607/547-9511). Or do it yourself without the chattering by renting a canoe or kayak from Sam Smith's Boatyard, 6098 State Hwy. 80 (tel. 607/547-2543), for $10 to $25 an hour.

Golf -- If you're a duffer and you're in the area, chances are you already know about the scenic Leatherstocking Golf Course at the Otesaga, 60 Lake St. (tel. 800/348-6222 or 607/547-9931; www.otesaga.com), one of the nation's most elite resort courses. The traditional-style links, which hugs the western shore of Lake Otsego, offers many challenges, but it's the 18th tee that is most intimidating: Starting on an island, you have to hit back over the water toward the hotel. Greens fees are $89 for guests and $99 for non-guests; save almost $30 by teeing off after 3pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.