If you’re looking for a different boating experience next year, consider a state park. New York has 28 state parks around the state that have both transient and seasonal boat slips. Most offer a different type of experience than keeping your boat in a traditional marina. Some make for the perfect boating vacation and a few are only accessible by boat.
We have compiled a list of those parks with links to information about each park with the facilities and amenities that are specific to those parks.
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park
805 Taughannock Blvd. (Rt 89)
Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 272-1460
Allan H. Treman State Park is one of the largest inland marinas in New York State. It boasts over 400 boat slips as well as picnic areas and playing field.Read more: Boating in NYS Parks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has recently signed a new law that will consider prior drinking while driving offenses in boating while intoxicated cases.
The law is being dubbed “Tiffany Heitkamp’s Law” named after a Syracuse area women killed in a boating accident. The legislation requires that courts recognize driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired convictions when sentencing a person following a boating while intoxicated or boating while the ability impaired chargeRead more: New York's New Boating While Intoxicated Law
Each year Canal Splash offers a series of locally organized events designed to highlight the history, beauty, culture and recreational appeal of the New York State Canal System and the Canalway Trail.
The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, The Erie, The Champlain, The Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. In total the system comprises 524 miles of navigable waterways across NYS. The Canal System links the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, The Fingers Lakes and the Niagara River with communities throughout NYS.
This year’s events will be held from 8/12-8/21Read more: Canal Splash!!
Boating in Greenport
If you’re looking for one of the best boating towns on LI, Greenport should be near the top of the list. While considering moving our boat from the Finger Lakes back to Long Island due to my wife’s job change, it was suggested that we take a look at Greenport. It was late June before my wife and I had the opportunity to visit the village and while not being a big fan of traffic and crowds, I reluctantly agreed to travel there on a Sat.
Was I pleasantly surprised when we arrived, first off no traffic, no problem finding a parking spot, and no crowds, not what I was expecting, Our boating experience in the Erie Canal/Finger lakes area is similar in a lot of ways to what we found in Greenport. A small village atmosphere, lots of restaurants convenient to the waterfront, plenty of shops to keep the wife happy and lots of boating amenities.Read more: Boating in Greenport
Skaneateles Antique & Classic Boat Show.
Join the members of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce on July 29th, 30th, and 31st. at Clift Park in the Village of Skaneateles at the northern end of Skaneateles Lake.
There will be over 80 Antique and Classic boats on display both in the water and on land. In addition, there are numerous other displays on land and music all 3 days.
With music all 3 days, raffles, kid’s activities, one of the coolest events is the opportunity to cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles on Sunday morning at 9 am. The 1-hour cruise for photographers and spectators will take a slow tour of the north end of the lake while exhibitors boats are invited to make random passes close abeam for action photo opportunities. Cost is $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Coffee and pastries will be available on the boat.