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Boating Info

With the beautiful weather upon us, a day trip on the water sounds like a great opportunity to soak up the bountiful scenery.

If you’re looking for a place to dock your boat for the season, or you just need a place to launch it, we have you covered. No boat? No problem! Many places offer rentals for the day, week or even the season. But be warned: Things book up quickly. If you want to relax this season, now is the time to plan and make arrangements, so dive right in and read on.

On Lake Mahopac, check out Mahopac Marina, located at 897 South Lake Boulevard in Mahopac, for in-water slips starting at $1,900 per season, or a boat launch ($15-$25/day). The marina also offers water skiing classes, Coast Guard classes, boat rentals, charters, and more.

Visit www.mahopacmarina.com, call 845-628-6550, or emailsales@mahopacmarina.com.

Also located on Lake Mahopac at 1 Marine Drive is MacDonald Marine, where you can dock or launch your boat, rent a pontoon, and more. In-water slips fill up rather quickly and start at $1,600 for the season. A pontoon boat rental will run you $200 for a half day and $300 for a full day, or you can launch your own boat from their public use ramp for $20 per day.

Visit http://www.macdonaldmarineny.net/, call 845-628-2333, or email info@macdonaldmarineny.net for more information.

There are many restaurants on Lake Mahopac for the hungry boater. Tie off at The Terrace Club, located at the southern end of the lake on South Lake Blvd., or check out JP Cunningham’s on East Lake Blvd.

Is a powerboat too much for you to handle? Why not try a leisurely day of row boating on one of the area’s many lakes?

Visit Fahnestock State Park, located at 1498 Route 301 in Carmel, and rent a row boat. Rates from $7/hour to $100/week.

For those looking for a little more adventure, Hudson River Expeditions, located at 63 Main Street in Cold Spring, runs kayak tours on the Hudson River that include a walking tour of Pollepel island with a Bannerman Castle Trust historian. Call Terri Barr at 845-265-0221 or visit www.hudsonriverexpeditions.com for info.
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