Category: Boating & Lakes

New blooms reported on Seneca Lake as HABs season nears peak; Cayuga, Owasco, and Canandaigua got early start

New blooms reported on Seneca Lake as HABs season nears peak; Cayuga, Owasco, and Canandaigua got early start

A flurry of harmful algal blooms were reported on Seneca Lake this week, marking the beginning of the most intense few weeks of the HABs season in the Finger Lakes. Seneca had been spared for most of the summer, even as its ... MORE
Sheriff Luce raises concerns about speeding boats on canal

Sheriff Luce raises concerns about speeding boats on canal

Go slower on the canal. That was the message from Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce, who released a statement on speeding boats early in the week. “I’ve personally had four complaints in the last week, which is a lot for a short ... MORE
Boaters show support for President Trump at Canandaigua Lake event

Boaters show support for President Trump at Canandaigua Lake event

Boaters showed their support for President Donald Trump on Canandaigua Lake over the weekend. Hundreds of decorated boats with flags, and re-election campaign materials were involved in a parade that ended near Kershaw Park. “Honestly, with all the division that’s going on ... MORE
Boaters cruise along Seneca Lake in support of President Donald Trump

Boaters cruise along Seneca Lake in support of President Donald Trump

Boaters gathered along the southern portion of Seneca Lake to support President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The Seneca Lake Pro-Trump Parade was inspired by similar events that have happened on other lakes. Those who were unable to participate in a boat gathered ... MORE
Calm day on Keuka Lake (photo)

Calm day on Keuka Lake (photo)

Sunset on Keuka Lake from Tuesday. Photo by Mary Claire Krebs ... MORE
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Drama along Owasco Lake (photo)

A stunning sunset along Owasco Lake by Anthony Colucci ... MORE
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Morning over Keuka (photo)

What a view to start the day with. This one was captured by Michael Gabrielli of Keuka Lake ... MORE
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Splashing along Lake Ontario (photo)

Jennifer Edwards took this shot along Lake Ontario from Sodus Point ... MORE
New York State Canal System will not open in May as planned

New York State Canal System will not open in May as planned

Boating season on the New York State Canal could be in question, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on summer scheduling. “Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Canal Corporation has suspended all non-essential construction and maintenance activities; therefore, the ... MORE
Officials say it’s unlikely that Kershaw Beach opens until summer

Officials say it’s unlikely that Kershaw Beach opens until summer

Don’t expect Kershaw Beach to open on schedule if you’re a Canandaigua-area resident. The Messenger Post reports that city officials do not anticipate the beach and bathhouse at Kershaw Park to open for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. City Manager John Goodwin ... MORE
Emerson Park Marina (photo)

Emerson Park Marina (photo)

Emerson park marina in Cayuga County by Michael W. Jones taken on April 20th ... MORE
Boatyards, marinas free to open after Cuomo changes course on executive order

Boatyards, marinas free to open after Cuomo changes course on executive order

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said marinas, boatyards, and marine manufacturers are allowed to reopen after being closed under his executive order. People will need to continue practicing social distancing, but the policies across the state will have been updated to allow ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: How many Finger Lakes are there? (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: How many Finger Lakes are there? (podcast)

Even though many of us live here in the Finger Lakes region, so many are unsure exactly how many actual lakes there actually are in the “Finger Lakes”. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable answers this question and provides some of the history ... MORE
High above Seneca Lake (photo)

High above Seneca Lake (photo)

Coming in from the south — it wound up being a gorgeous afternoon in the Finger Lakes above the clouds. Seneca Lake can be seen below in this shot by Corey Fay ... MORE
Snowy Conesus (photo)

Snowy Conesus (photo)

Snow covered Conesus Lake and trees around. Photo by Rich Engelbrecht ... MORE