There are a plethora of boating opportunities in the three large lakes in Otsego County - Otsego Lake, Canadarago Lake, and Goodyear Lake. Add to that the countless rivers, streams and ponds, and you have the perfect opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, or spending the day on the lake with a motorized boat. And if you can't bring your own, no worries - there are plenty of boat rentals available throughout the county.
Canoeing on the Susquehanna
The Susquehanna River begins its 440-mile journey to Chesapeak Bay at the outlet of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY. Its headwaters in Otsego County offer choice opportunities for canoeing and kayaking in a bucolic setting rich in native flora and fauna.
Milford to Crumhorn (6 miles)
Boat Access to put-in site
From State Highway 28 in the village of Milford, turn east at the traffic light onto State Highway 166. Drive 0.7 miles to parking area on the north side of the road, on the west side of the river.
Boat Access to take-out site
From the put-in site, continue east on State Highway 166 another .3 miles and turn right on County Highway 35. Turn right at the next intersection and continue south on County Highway 35 for 4 miles to the Crumhorn Public Boat Launch on the left.
The waters are moving along at a good pace at the put-in point but soon become a bit sluggish as they are backed up by the dam that forms Goodyear Lake, some miles downstream. After about 6 miles of easy paddling, you will pass several riverside cottages on the river left. Shortly past these cottages there is a narrow-necked entrance to a cove on the river left. This leads to the Crumhorn State Boat Launch, your take-out point.