BOATING

Safety

NEW LAW EFFECTIVE MAY 1ST 2014 - ALL INDIVIDUALS BORN ON OR AFTER 5/1/96 ARE NOW REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN APPROVED COURSE IN BOATER EDUCATION IN ORDER TO OPERATE A MOTORBOAT

Boating Etiquette

Most boaters quickly pick up the rules of the water – how to pass, navigate, dock and minimize wakes. Not everyone, however, learns how to be courteous and considerate of other boaters.

Understanding the unwritten rules of the water isn’t just about being polite. It helps keep the water safer and less stressful for everyone. Here are six unwritten rules to keep in mind when boating:

  1. Be Prepared
  2. Get in and out efficiently
  3. Educate guest
  4. Anchors (far) away 
  5. Lend a hand
  6. Wave


NY Boating Association

The Boating Industries Association of Central New York is a group that is dedicated to the ways and means of enjoying boating in Central New York. We help both the Federal Government and the State Government spread information about rules and regulations of the day that concern boating or use of the great resources here in New York State, Lake Ontario, the Historic Erie Canal system or the St. Lawrence Seaway. We look to promote the resources within our membership and protect the waterways that we love. If it’s about boating, it’s about us.

NYS Parks

Keep your eyes on the skies -- spring is here and many birds of prey are on the move. Learn more about raptor migration and how to identify who's who.

180 state parks and 35 historic sites! From campsites, beaches and golf courses to hiking trails, historic homes and nature centers, we have something for everyone.

Coast Guard Auxillary

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of Team Coast Guard. Founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941. The 30,000+ volunteer members (men and women) donate millions of hours in support of Coast Guard missions.

Local Fun

Swinging Bridge Lake

Swinging Bridge Lake is a Catskills lake located in southern Sullivan County, New York and was formed by the damming of the Mongaup River in 1926 for hydroelectric power. Bethel, Forestburgh, Lumberland, and Thompson are the four townships that border Swinging Bridge Lake.

Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming.  Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.

Resort World Catskills

Nestled among the beauty of the Catskill Mountains, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort offers an unmatched experience in excitement, entertainment, and luxury.

The 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas style gaming includes 2,150 cutting-edge slot machines, over 150 live table games and a poker room. Additional casino resort amenities include the 10,000 square-foot Crystal Life Day Spa, an all-suite hotel designed to 5-star standards, and ten exclusive bar and restaurant experiences.

Monticello Raceway

Located just 90 minutes from New York City, Monticello Casino & Raceway offers exciting casino action, and much, much more! Experience the thrill of our gaming floor, situated on one fun level.

Capt. Mike Fishing Boat

VISIT OUR FRIENDS IN NYC FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY OF FISHING.  HALF-DAY TRIPS ARE AFFORDABLE AND A GREAT WAY TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  DON'T MISS THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONEY ISLAND FIREWORKS CRUISES IN THE SUMMER.