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7th Annual Canal Splash Starts Tomorrow

Canals Splash! Logo

Celebrate the history, culture, recreational appeal, and beauty of the New York State Canal System and Erie Canalway Trail during Canal Splash from August 10th-12th! Check out the list of events here.

Canal Splash! is a coordinated series of locally organized events and activities, including nature and history walks, museum and gallery exhibits, rowing regattas, kayak and canoe outings, musical performances, boat tours and more.

If you are taking the Hudson North or South be sure to stop by and see us! Check out the only Palms on the Hudson, our fully stocked convenience store, and grab a bite at Yanni’s Cucina!

“Palm Sunday” at Shady Harbor Marina

Palm Trees at Shady Harbor Marina on the Hudson River15 beautiful Palm Trees were shipped from Florida last week and are now all around the grounds at Shady Harbor Marina!

Thanks to Paul Hait for his tribute to “Palm Sunday” and to all of those who joined the festivities.

Check out Shady Harbor Palm Sunday Poem and visit our photo gallery for some interesting photos of Palms on the Hudson… who would have thought they would see this in Upstate NY?







New York State Spare Seat Kayak Expedition Arrives at Shady Harbor

These avid kayakers are enroute to the Statue of Liberty. Their epic journey of over 500 miles started in Buffalo and they are travelling south to NYC. In promoting I LOVE NY, they offer a spare seat to local New Yorkers at the front seat of the kayak along their trip. The guest is featured in a video post on their blog. Follow their journey down the Hudson River and you just might recognize a Shady Harbor Marina Team Member over the next few days!

New York State Spare Seat Kayak Expedition

Eastern Section of NY Erie Canal set to reopen Thursday

Good News… Eastern section of NY’s Erie Canal to reopen Thursday after flooding caused closing for a few days. Read more about it

New Baltimore Tide Chart

Tired of doing the math to figure out the tides? View and download the local tide chart for New Baltimore.

New Baltimore 2012 Tide Chart

We are officially open!

Weather is not the best today, but we are open for business! Please call the marina to schedule the launch of your boat, or to request a service appointment at 518-756-8001. The rest of the week looks to be clearing up so we hope to see you soon!

LIve Video Feed Capture

Screen Capture from Live Video Feed 5/1/2012

Early Opening for NYS Canal System



2012 Navigation Season – Early Opening

April 27, 2012

Mariners are advised the Erie Canal, Oswego Canal and Cayuga/Seneca Canal will open tomorrow, April 28, 2012, at 10:00 am for the 2012 navigation season. The Genesee River is scheduled to open Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 7:00 AM. The Champlain Canal is scheduled to open Sunday, April 29, 2012, at 7:00 AM.

The hours of operation for the 2012 season are as follows:

May 1 – May 23 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 24 – September 5 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
September 6 – September 28 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 29 – November 15 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Shady Harbor Marina is proud to be a Canal Pass Agent! We now have seasonal, passes, 10-day, and 2-day passes available.

Nautical Miles from Albany to Points South

Curious how far it is from Albany to Norrie Point, Peekskill or the Nyack Dock. Check out our handy Nautical Miles Chart

Nautical Mile Chart from Albany to Points South

Great Upstate Boat Show

Lots of activity at the Great  Upstate Boat Show in  Queensbury! Come check out the 31′ Cruisers ExpressCruisers 310 Express

We will be here until 7 tonight, show opens tomorrow at 10 am.

Store Hours: 9am - 6pm Sunday -Thursday and 9am - 7pm Friday and Saturday