Category: Boating & Lakes

Erie Canal cleanup events planned for Wayne County this weekend

Erie Canal cleanup events planned for Wayne County this weekend

Volunteers will spend their weekend cleaning up trails along the Erie Canal ahead of New York’s canal system opening on May 22. The 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep will begin on Friday, April 22 and end on Sunday, April 24. Over 100 ... MORE
Seneca-Keuka Watershed partnership

Seneca-Keuka Watershed partnership

The public is invited to learn more about the Nine-Element plan for the future of the Keuka and Seneca Lake Watershed during the 10th annual Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) training April 25. The session will be held in the auditorium at ... MORE
Three local fishing contests happening this spring/summer

Three local fishing contests happening this spring/summer

After two years of COVID-19 pandemic cancellations and lower-than-anticipated turnout, three popular local fishing contests are back for the 2022 season. Below are event details, as reported by Finger Lakes Times: The first-ever Erie Canal Kids Derby will be held on May ... MORE
Boating safety course offered in Waterloo

Boating safety course offered in Waterloo

A boating safety course that leads to the required New York State boating certificate is now taking registrations. The eight-hour course is presented by the Finger Lakes Chapter of America’s Boating Club. The sessions will be at Lyons National Bank, 2433 Route ... MORE
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PHOTO: Keuka Lake Bluegill

Bob Kurz is an avid local scuba diver who routinely captures amazing photos from beneath the surface of the Finger Lakes. Here’s one that was taken back in October of a bluegill who stopped to pose for a close-up ... MORE
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110′ cruiser dry docked for regular Coast Guard inspection

Captain Bill’s Legacy is in uncharted territory at the moment: about 12’ above the surface of Seneca Lake. In addition to annual in-water inspections, commercial sailing vessels on federal waters must undergo dry-dock inspections every five year. It’s that time for the ... MORE
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Brockport-based electronics recycler launches collection program to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times

A Brockport electronics recycling firm has announced a fundraising program to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. That’s the summer camp on Keuka Lake in Branchport for kids with cancer or those who have lost loved ones to cancer. According to ... MORE
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Free Erie Canalway calendars available

Free 2022 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendars are available starting today (Wednesday) at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the corridor. “The calendar showcases the unique beauty, history, and character of New York’s canals and canal communities,” said Bob Radliff, Erie ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life, Travel
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Taking a boat loan the smart way

Are you thinking about purchasing a boat? This can be quite an expensive decision, and therefore it can be a good idea to think about looking for a loan to help you out. How do you find the right boat loan for ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
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Lake Ontario will increase outflow for eight weeks to return to normal levels

Lake Ontario will have its outflow levels increased beginning Oct. 16 for eight weeks to get the water levels back to what they should have been. The outflows were decreased between May 29 and July 16 due to a drought in the ... MORE
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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will hold annual meeting Oct. 6

Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will hold their annual meeting Wednesday Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Topics covered include water quality updates, fundraising, and volunteer and membership information. The guest speaker, Michael Fitzgerald, will talk about “Heroes and Villains: A decade of ... MORE
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Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association says new flares for the Ring of Fire were a success

This year for the Ring of Fire on Canandaigua Lake, lake friendly flares were used and it was a success. Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) announced today a successful first-year transition from incendiary flares to more lake-friendly LED flares along the shores ... MORE
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Moonlight paddle events hosted by Trail Works were so popular, they’re planning more for Sept.

Trail Works Inc. offered moonlight paddle events this summer at Wide Waters Canal Park in Newark. People were able to bring their kayaks and canoes as well as their dogs. The event was popular enough that plans have begun to have the ... MORE
International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control to hold webinar discuss the Great Lakes

International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control to hold webinar discuss the Great Lakes

A webinar will be held this month by the International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control regarding the current and forecasted conditions of the Great Lakes. Water levels will be discussed as well as an update from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Events, Life
FLLT opens new hiking trail connecting High Vista Nature Preserve to Hinchcliff Family Preserve near Skaneateles Lake

FLLT opens new hiking trail connecting High Vista Nature Preserve to Hinchcliff Family Preserve near Skaneateles Lake

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has formally opened a new one-mile hiking trail connecting its High Vista Nature Preserve to its Hinchcliff Family Preserve near the south end of Skaneateles Lake. The trail is located in a scenic ... MORE