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!

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

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