Category: Boating & Lakes

THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

Dr. Bob Werner lived on the shores of Skaneateles Lake, and during an especially busy life, he volunteered much of his free time to insure his beloved lake stayed pristine and beautiful. Werner passed away in mid-September last year, after fighting a ... MORE
GOOD SPOTS: Geneva Lakefront on Seneca Lake offers a unique opportunity for individuals to experience the Finger Lakes Region

GOOD SPOTS: Geneva Lakefront on Seneca Lake offers a unique gateway to experience the Finger Lakes

Seneca Lake, located in the Finger Lakes Region in New York, is the biggest of the Finger Lakes, being the deepest lake in the state. The shores to the lake touch many different towns and villages throughout the region, but perhaps one ... MORE
Seneca Yacht Club still has openings for August boat build

Seneca Yacht Club still has openings for August boat building workshop

There are still openings for the boat building workshop being held at Seneca Yacht Club. The event is scheduled for August 14-22. The task at hand for students is to build a six hour canoe that will be powered by one canoe ... MORE
The BoatHouse Club at Seager Marine expands on events offered to public

The BoatHouse Club at Seager Marine expands on events offered to public

The BoatHouse Club at Seager Marine is now hosting weekly Friday community events called Flotilla Fridays from 5:00PM-8:00PM which includes live music from Seager’s new second story deck. People can enjoy the music from the deck, dock or water on inner tubes, ... MORE
Kayak with the Sergeant and the Sheriff happening in Hammondsport July 28

Kayak with the Sergeant and the Sheriff happening in Hammondsport July 28

The Hammondsport Village Police Department and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office “Kayak with the Sergeant and the Sheriff” will be held on Wednesday July 28th, 2021 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Champlin Beach in Hammondsport. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard ... MORE
43rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Skaneateles

43rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Skaneateles

Thirty years since its last appearance, the newly restored Pat II—one of the few all-electric passenger vessels in the country—returns to Skaneateles, New York, for the 43rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. The show, one of the most popular of its ... MORE
Professor of ecology at Cornell University explains why cleaning boats after use is important

Professor of ecology at Cornell University explains why cleaning boats after use is important

With boating season in full swing, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, David Lodge, says people need to pay attention to what they’re bringing home. Fragments of plants and other things can get stuck on boats, motors, and anchors ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
Wayne County Historical Society holding open house July 10

Wayne County Historical Society holding open house July 10

The Wayne County Historical Society will welcome its new executive director with an open house on Saturday, July 10. They will announce their new summer hours as well as show new and improved exhibits in the Carriage House. Admission is free and ... MORE
With record boaters in the water this year, remembering safety tips is key

With record boaters in the water this year, remembering safety tips is key

With record numbers of people spending time in the water this year, it is also the season a lot of avoidable boating and other water related injuries are reported. Dr. Aekta Miglani with the University of Rochester Medical Center says many injuries ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
New event Saturday at Seneca Lake Resorts to celebrate the holiday weekend

New event Saturday at Seneca Lake Resorts to celebrate the holiday weekend

A new celebration will take place for Independence Day on Seneca Lake this year. Seneca Lake Resorts located at Sampson Park will have music, food and fireworks on Saturday, July 3. Night Train will play live music at the Vista Event Venue ... MORE
Camp sites added along the Canal

Camp sites added along the Canal

New York State is working with New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corporation, and Tentrr for the ‘On the Canals’ initiative this summer. Several overnight camping sites have been set up along the canal for the initiative. Three sites are ... MORE
Boat building workshop at Seneca Yacht Club in collaboration with Finger Lakes Boating Museum August 14-22

Boat building workshop at Seneca Yacht Club in collaboration with Finger Lakes Boating Museum August 14-22

Available openings are filling up for the first boatbuilding workshop at Seneca Yacht Club (SYC) in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Boating Museum (FLBM), scheduled for August 14 – 22. We’re building the Six Hour Canoe, powered by single paddle (canoe type) ... MORE
FLXcursion International Riesling Festival happening next month

FLXcursion International Riesling Festival happening next month

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the FLXcursion International Riesling Festival will be back in the Finger Lakes Region. This event will be the first worldwide wine conference to return in person since the pandemic. The even will be ... MORE
What to do if your boat breaks down this season

What to do if your boat breaks down this season

Now that boating season is here, people need to know what to do in a situation where their boat could break down. NY Sea Grant’s David White says it’s just like if a vehicle breaks down, to call a tow. He states ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
Local summer fishing derbies have begun

Local summer fishing derbies have begun

The 22nd annual Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby began June 19 and will end July 31 this year. The even is for 4-16 year olds and hosted by the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District and Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s ... MORE
Cayuga Lake Blueway Trial celebrates its launch on Tuesday

Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail celebrates its launch on Tuesday

A celebration at Taughannock Falls State Park was held on Tuesday for the launch of the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail. The trail was partially funded with a $202,450 Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) grant. The trail connects twelve public ... MORE
Local communities will be starting locations for multiple canal programs

Local communities will be starting locations for multiple canal programs

The New York State canal system will be hosting local events in Macedon, Waterloo and Savannah this year. Macedon is hosting a kayak trip on Saturdays and Sundays that will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Lock E-30. At 12:30 p.m. a bicycle ... MORE
Friends of Stewart Park to host free events on 4th of July

Friends of Stewart Park to host free events on 4th of July

Friends of Stewart Park (FSP) warmly invites the public to celebrate Stewart Park’s centennial with an array of fun free events kicked off by a 100th Birthday Bash on Sunday, July 4th from 1pm-3pm. Stewart Park opened to the public on the ... MORE