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Boat Launch Sites for Schenectady County

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach launch--no float-off or float-on trailered boat capability. Sites will accommodate the approach to the water's edge of small and light trailered boats. Boat may then be pushed on or off trailer. Usually shallow areas.
  • Hand launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
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Accessibility: The Freemans Bridge Boat Launch Site listed in the chart below is wheelchair accessible.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Schenectady County, DEC Region 4
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Freemans Bridge Off Route 50 in Town of Glenville. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may als be present.


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