Boat Slips on the Oak

Compliments of Schoen Productions TBG, April 2016

Whether paddling down the meandering gorge of the Oak Orchard River or navigating the calm waters of the grand Erie Canal, you’ll find good times around every bend. Our canal port villages of Albion, Holley and Medina offer docking right along side the downtown historic districts and within an easy walk to restaurants, shops and museums. If sailing is your passion, the Lake Ontario shoreline and our sheltered Oak Orchard Harbor shouldn’t be missed for a moonlit cruise.

Click on the following map markers to view Ports, Marinas and Boat Launches. 

Boat Launches

Erie Canal Public Boat Launches, Albion 
Albion-Eagle Harbor Rd., Albion, NY
Albion-Eagle Harbor Rd, Albion, west of the village on the south side of the canal. Parking & picnic area.

Erie Canal Public Boat Launches, Medina East 
3780 Bates Road, Medina, NY
Bates Road, Medina on the north side of the canal. Parking, picnic area.

Erie Canal Public Boat Launches, Medina West  
10753 Route 31 E, Medina, NY
State Rte. 31E, two miles west of Medina on south side of the canal. Parking picnic area.

Glenwood Lake Boat Launch
North Gravel Road, Medina, NY 14103
Public boat launch, picnic area, fishing access, canoeing, tourist info.

Lake Alice Boat Launch 
1899 Waterport Rd., Waterport, NY 14571
Free public boat launch, tourist information, water skiing, fishing, canoeing.

Orleans County Marine Park Boat Launch •
14300 Ontario St., Kent, NY 14477
County-operated, 2 bay public boat launch and temporary docking, picnic area, comfort stationer, tourist info. Free boat launching. Apr.-Nov. Restaurants, lodging nearby.

Boating Services & Clubs

ECBC Medina Kayak and Tube Rentals
3359 North Gravel Rd., Medina, NY 14103
Erie Canal Boat Company-Medina offers kayak, tube, bike, and SUP rentals for use on the Oak Orchard Creek. Erie Canal and Heritage Trail, Glenwood Lake, and Lake Ontario. Open May through October weekends 9-5, weekdays by appointment.

Orleans County Marine Patrol
1110 Point Breeze Rd., Kent, NY 14477
Stationed at Orleans County Marine Park. Search and rescue, vessel inspections, USPS boating safety course training.

Oak Orchard Canoe Kayak Experts •
2133 Eagle Harbor Rd., Waterport, NY 14571
585-682-4849 •
Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards. Sales, Lessons and Rentals. year round. Rentals for Lake Alice and the Oak Orchard River available with or without shuttle service. Racks for cars and trucks.

Oak Orchard Yacht Club •
1103 Archbald Rd., Waterport, NY 14571
585-682-9793 •
Adult and youth sailing classes. Reciprocal docking privileges.

Oak Orchard Yacht Racing •
Oak Orchard River & Point Breeze
Oak Orchard Yacht Racing is comprised of a small but dedicated group of sailors that races on Lake Ontario’s south shore at Point Breeze and Oak Orchard on the Lake. In the late 1930’s a small group of sailors created the Oak Orchard Yacht Club to foster the sport.

Point Breeze Yacht Club •
1110 Point Breeze Rd., Kent, NY 14477
We are a small, friendly club offering a variety of activities for both sailors and power boaters. Our club is based at the Orleans County Marine Park.

Fishing Access

Oak Orchard River Stream Fishing Access View Fishing Access Rules (opens PDF in new window)
Park Avenue Extension, Waterport, NY 14571
15.8 acres of land in the town of Carlton bounded on the west by the Oak Orchard River including an island, on the north by the state-owned access trail from Park Avenue Extension, on the south by the NYSDEC parking lot and Brookfield Power Company lands including about 800 feet of the peninsula. This land is leased by Orleans County for the express purpose of allowing the general public to engage in the outdoor recreational activities of fishing and boating.

St. Mary’s Archers Club  
Clark Mills Rd, Waterport, NY
A private sportsman club with access to fly fishing in October and Catch & Release Derby. October.


Bald Eagle Marina •
1033 Lakeland Beach Rd., Kendall, NY 14476
This private marina sits in a park-like cove providing easy access to Lake Ontario and a sheltered area for 110 boat slips. Plenty of lawn space encourages recreational activity and several large decks offer areas to dine, socialize or sit back and enjoy the serene setting.

Captain’s Cove Motel & Marina •
14339 Roosevelt Hwy, Waterport, NY 14571
585-682-3316 •
Efficiency rooms w/kitchenettes. Boat rentals, dock rental, fishing licenses, live bait, tackle shop. Pets welcomed with security deposit. Fishing derby tickets. Visa/MC/Discover.

Erie Canal Port at Village of Albion 
35-37 E. Bank St., Albion, NY 14411
The flash of silver welcoming visitors by boat or by land is the dome of the 1858 County Courthouse. A true port village, Albion was the site of sandstone quarrying and fruit export on the canal, bringing prosperity to the area. Today, Canalside Park offers boat docking facilities and a landscaped park for watching the lift bridge operations. Amenities include water, electric service and comfort station with showers.

Erie Canal Port at Village of Holley 
72 Public Square, Holley, NY 14470
Settled in 1812, the village was named in honor or Major Myron Holley, canal commissioner from 1816-1824. Boaters are greeted by a boardwalk, playground, gazebo and nature trails to the waterfall & village square. Docking facilities include water, electric service and comfort stations with showers, public restroom.

Erie Canal Port at Village of Medina •
600 Main St., Medina, NY 14103
Fine sandstone deposits brought this canal village prosperity with export of this ideal building material all over the world. The restored 19th century downtown is replete with specialty shops, restaurants and Erie Basin Marine Park on the wide turning area of the canal. Amenities include pump out station, water, electric service, comfort station with showers. Lift Bridge operators monitor VHF channel 13.

Ernst Lake Breeze Marina •
990 Point Breeze Road, Kent, NY 14477
585-682-3995 •
Full service marina offering: Gas, Diesel, & Propane. Full time mechanic, pump outs, docks, storage, parts & accessories. Clean rest rooms & showers. Cottage rentals & Cafe on site

Green Harbor Campground and Marina •
12813 Lakeshore Rd, Lyndonville, NY 14098
Family campground located on the shores of Lake Ontario with 450 ft. of sandy beach. Sites w/water, sewer & electric hookup, cabin, boat docks & launch, gas, playground, restrooms, showers, laundry, dump station, camp store, propane, planned weekend activities. Pets on a leash welcomed. April 29th through October 1st.

Leonard’s Landing •
1087 Archbald Rd., Waterport, NY 14571
Located on the west bank of the Oak Orchard River near Point Breeze, NY offering peaceful riverfront docks, electric & municipal water, shower facility, covered social deck with grill. Accommodates boats with 13′ beam up to 35′ long.

Oak Orchard State Marine Park •
Archbald Rd., Waterport, NY 14571
State-operated 4 bay public boat launch, picnic area and comfort stations. A day-use fee is charged. Apr.-Oct

Orleans County Marine Park •
1110 Point Breeze Rd., Kent, NY 14477
11 acre public marine park on Oak Orchard River offering rental of 71 boat slips with electric and water service, picnic pavilions with grills, fishing dock, INS videophone, showers and restrooms, scenic overlook and summer events, including entertainment  on Tuesday evenings during July and August. Park opens April 15 to Nov. 1, 7 AM to 10 PM.

Riverview Family Campground & Marina
13987 Park Ave., Waterport, NY 14571
70 sites located on the Oak Orchard River. Electric & water hookups, recreation hall, playground, showers, ice, 8 boat slips, dump station.

Sandy’s Oak Orchard Marina •
1298 Oak Orchard Rd., Waterport, NY 14571
Located between the 2 Bridges. Dock rentals, Boat rentals, Bait & Tackle, Canoes, Boat Launch, Motor Rentals & more.

Wiley’s Riverside Marina, LLC •
1180 Point Breeze Rd, Kent, NY 14477
585-682-4552 •
Wiley’s Riverside Marina’s claim to fame is the beautiful setting you will find here – peace, quiet and nature’s best. Simple amenities include a great bathhouse, party deck, mechanical service, and an electric supply lift. Other services within a stone’s throw. Located on the Oak Orchard River.

Waterways & Waterfalls

Holley Falls 
Holley Falls Rd, Holley, NY

Clarendon Falls  
Holley Byron Rd., Clarendon, NY

Medina Falls 
East Center St., Medina, NY

Glenwood Lake 
North Gravel Road (Route 63), Medina, NY 14103
Glenwood Lake was formed by damming Oak Orchard River. The river flows north, passing under the Erie Canal then tumbles down a waterfall (Medina Falls) before slowing its course in Glenwood Lake. Paddle south from the launch site to see Medina Falls. The dam is at the northern end, near the launch adjacent to Boxwood Cemetary on North Gravel Road, Medina.

Lake Alice Waterway  
Waterport Rd, Waterport, NY 14571
Built around 1920, Lake Alice was formed by damming Oak Orchard River and creating a long narrow lake. Recreation includes fishing, boating and camping. A public boat launch is located at the intersection of Waterport and Oak Orchard River Roads.

Oak Orchard Harbor •
Point Breeze Rd., Kent, NY 14477
Oak Orchard Harbor offers a pleasant destination for day launch for the cruising sailor, powerboater or sea kayaker. The tree-lined gorge, carved by the Oak Orchard River, provides a scenic backdrop for a full service port featuring a professional charter fleet, sailing clubs, parks, marine sales and repairs, gasoline, pump out stations, lodging and restaurants. The harbor is protected by two parallel jetties and a breakwall at the mouth of the river. Dredged channel depth is about 8 feet and varies upstream to about 18 feet.

Oak Orchard River 
Kent, NY 14477
Oak Orchard region includes Oak Orchard River and its tributaries: Marsh Creek and Johnson Creek. Navigation Aids: Breakwall Light B (fl W 6s) 30 ft. height, 9 mi. visibility US Light List No. 2365. 43° 22.5′ N 78° 11.36′ W

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