About Waterford

Waterford, New

York, nestled along the scenic shores of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, is a charming village with a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. Established in 1794, Waterford is renowned for its significant role in the Erie Canal, often referred to as the “Gateway to the Erie Canal.”

The village boasts a well-preserved collection of historic homes, showcasing architectural styles from different periods, providing visitors with a glimpse into the past. Waterford’s waterfront is a focal point, offering picturesque views and recreational opportunities. The iconic Waterford Flight of Locks, part of the Erie Canal, is an engineering marvel that attests to the village’s importance in the development of America’s canal system.

Waterford hosts an annual event called the Waterford Tugboat Roundup, attracting maritime enthusiasts and showcasing a fleet of tugboats. The event celebrates the village’s maritime heritage and highlights the crucial role tugboats played in canal and river transportation.

With its small-town charm, historic significance, and scenic beauty, Waterford, NY, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of America’s canal era and continues to be a destination that captivates visitors with its timeless appeal.


News & Events

  • 200 Years On The Erie Canal Lecture Series

    Michael Barrett of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway will be presenting a talk on the anniversary of one of New York States – and America’s – cultural and historic landmarks, the Erie Canal. Join us as he takes us on a journey through the 200 years of the canal, from its construction begun on July […]Read More
  • Tugboat Roundup Waterford NY

    One of the great events of the season is once again scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 8th – 10th. Held each year the weekend after Labor Day. The Tugboat Roundup is one of the premier events on the Erie Canal each year. 2017 begins the bi-centennial celebration of the ground-breaking for the Erie Canal. […]Read More

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