Montgomery County has plentiful public marinas and boat launches along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.
Lock E10 Lower End, ramp, south shore, off Route 5S, 2.5 miles east of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Riverlink Park, north shore, Front Street, Amsterdam
DEC Launch Amsterdam, hard surface ramp, north shore, off Route 5N one mile east of Amsterdam. Head south past the railroad gate 0.22 miles on Quist Road
Port Jackson Launch, Erie Terrace, ramp, south shore, Amsterdam
Schoharie Crossing State Launch, concrete ramp, south shore, west of Fort Hunter on 5S at Schoharie Crossing, Town of Glen
Canajoharie Riverfront Park, south shore, east of Lock 14 near the Route 10/Church Street bridge
DEC Launch Canajoharie, hard surface ramp, south shore, west of Route 10 bridge in Canajoharie
DEC Launch Nelliston, hard surface ramp, north shore, off Route 80 in Village of Nelliston. Take Old Station Road south 0.14 miles toward Wastewater Plant
Cranesville, south shore, off NY Route 5S, 3.4 miles east of I-90, Exit 27. Hand launch.
St. Johnsville Campsite and Municipal Marina, South Bridge St, St Johnsville; Tie up for the evening and enjoy a stay in this quaint Canal village located. Boat launch with fuel, water, gas, and diesel. Pump out facilities available. Campgrounds are adjacent to Marina with a bed and breakfast nearby. May–Nov, 7am–9:30pm. (518) 568-7406 (seasonal); (518) 568-2221 (year-round)
Old Erie Lock 28, canoe/kayak beach landing, south shore, Town of Florida
Lock 12, Upper End, canoe/kayak-beach landing, north shore
Fultonville Docks, canoe/kayak-dock, south shore, Village of Fultonville
Lock E15 Upper End, canoe/kayak-beach landing, south shore, Route 33 to River Road, .5 mile after Lock E15 in Fort Plain
Near mouth of Otsquago Creek, turn right heading north before going over the NY Route 80 bridge. Beach launch.
Old Erie Lock 33, car top-beach landing, south shore, Town of Minden
Schoharie Creek, at the dead end of North Dufel Road, off NY Route 5S, just west of Fort Hunter. Hard surface. 30 cars and trailers.
Schoharie Creek, at the end of the County Route 160 bridge in Burtonville. Hand launch.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic site marks the spot where the Erie Canal took the Mohawk River through its confluence with the 93-mile long Schoharie Creek. Dedicated to preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal, the site gives a real touch of life on the canal with the remains of the 1825 stone aqueduct, a restored canal store and a historic lock from the 1850s.