Posts Tagged ‘boating’

Boaters interested in recreational port hopping along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway will find a new online resource at the ready with photos and service listings. A series of expansive new aerial photos of the 518-mile-long coastal byway’s 24 major harbors is found online at www.seawaytrail.com/boating.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail signed highway route that spans the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania is an internationally-recognized water route for leisure boating.

Each photo of the byway’s harbors is accompanied by a list indicating which of 14 services are found there.  The list includes transient and seasonal docking, launch facilities, gas, diesel, repairs, pumpout, electric and water service, grocery, and nearby restaurants, lodging, attractions, and shopping.

The website at http://www.seawaytrail.com also lists five distinct underwater discovery sites for scuba divers.


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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism in partnership with the tourism offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca and Wayne Counties has produced a new ‘ON THE WATER’ Map and guide. This free brochure will help visitors find things to see and do on, in or near the waterways of central New York.

The guide includes an easy to read fold out map that covers Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Oneida Lake, the Erie Canal and many of the smaller lakes and waterways such as Cross Lake, Lake Neahtahwanta, and Green Lakes. Boating services and marinas are listed in grid format with amenities such as restrooms, showers, on-site dining and overnight slips are listed plus much more. In addition, accommodations, attractions, campgrounds, restaurants, parks and wineries within easy walking distance and/or views of the waterways are highlighted.

The new on the ‘On the Water’ Map & guide can be downloaded in a printer –friendly pdf format here.

Or you can call the Cayuga County Office of Tourism at 800-499-9615/315-255-1658 to receive a free copy.

If you want to paddle the waterways of Central NY, you’ll still need a copy of Take A Paddle – Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks.

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ropesAdams Eden Camp in LaFayette (south of Syracuse), offers year round camping and recreation. Originally a private camp, they opened to the public in 2008. They offer a ropes course, hay rides, a mountain meadow maze, swimming, boating, fishing, hayrides, and 3 family-friendly trails for hiking.

Their most popular hike, the Stream Trail, leads to a series of 4 waterfalls and is similar in geologic design to Watkins Glen only on a smaller scale. The Overlook Trail is a 3 mile out-and-back hike which leads to an overlook of the Tully Valley area. It is absolutely gorgeous in the Fall. The Pine Trail is a short (just under 1 mile) trail that weaves in and out of the pines and is great for beginner hikers.

You can sign up for a fun-filled camping trip or pay the minimal day use fee. Click here to find all the details.

Adams Eden Camp
4812 Cook Road, LaFayette, NY 13084
(315) 677-5121

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