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Cooperstown Boat Rentals

Explore Otsego County's Lakes and Waterways by Boat

Home to three lakes, including Otsego Lake, Canadarago Lake, and Goodyear Lake, as well as countless rivers, streams and ponds, Cooperstown and Otsego County offer ample opportunity for enjoying a day on the lake or out on the water, whether canoeing, kayaking, or simply floating carefree under the sun.

If you can't bring your own boat or paddling equipment, the region offers a variety of boat rentals including canoes and kayaks, as well as motor boats. Take a look at all of the region's rentals below, as well as our featured paddling route traveling from Milford to the Crumhorn boat launch.

Canoeing on the Susquehanna

The Susquehanna River begins its 440-mile journey to the Chesapeake Bay at the outlet of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. Here at the river's headwaters in Otsego County, you'll find choice opportunities for canoeing and kayaking in a bucolic setting rich in native flora and fauna.

Feature Paddling Route: Milford to Crumhorn (6 miles)

Route Put-In Site

From New York State Highway 28 in the village of Milford, turn east at the traffic light onto State Highway 166. Drive 0.7 miles to a parking area on the north side of the road, on the west side of the river.

Route Take-Out Site

From the put-in site, continue east on New York State Highway 166 another 0.3 miles and turn right on County Highway 35. Turn right at the next intersection and continue south on County Highway 35 for four miles to the Crumhorn Public Boat Launch on the left.

Paddling Notes

After the put-in point, the water will move along at a good pace, but will slow as you near the dam that forms Goodyear Lake several miles downstream. After six miles of easy paddling, you will pass several riverside cottages on the left. Shortly after these, there will be a narrow-necked entrance to a cove on the river's left – this leads to the Crumhorn State Boat Launch and take-out point.

<a href=/attractions/bakers-beach-canadarago-lake>Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake</a>
Baker's Beach is the perfect place to spend a day with your family enjoying the serene lake with gorgeous views.  Open 11am to 7pm from 7/4/17 through 8/30/17.  Swimming permitted when lifeguard is...
<a href=/attractions/cooperstown-cruise-company-llc>Cooperstown Cruise Company, LLC</a>
Cooperstown Cruise Company provides the ultimate, exclusive and sophisticated sunset boating excursion on Otsego Lake.  Fine wine, craft beer, and locally catered hors d' oeuvres, served aboard a 24...
<a href=/attractions/cps-fishing-charter-service>CP's Fishing Charter Service</a>
CP's Charter Service offers full and half-day excursions on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. The 23 foot Pro-Line can accommodate up to 7 passengers or a larger group can be taken out on other vessels....
<a href=/attractions/fairy-springs-park>Fairy Springs Park</a>
A rustic shaded swimming area on Otsego Lake with lifeguards on duty during the season. Picnic tables and a pavilion.
<a href=/attractions/gilbert-lake-state-park>Gilbert Lake State Park</a>
Gilbert Lake State Park offers year-round recreational opportunities.  Please note an entrance fee may apply. Recreational Activities at Gilbert Lake State Park Hiking Swimming Fishing Boating...
<a href=/attractions/glimmerglass-queen-tour-boat>Glimmerglass Queen Tour Boat</a>
Enjoy Otsego Lake aboard the elegant Glimmerglass Queen. These narrated tours offer a relaxing glimpse of the history and beauty of James Fenimore Cooper's fabled Leatherstocking Tales.
<a href=/attractions/glimmerglass-state-park>Glimmerglass State Park</a>
Glimmerglass State Park overlooks beautiful Otsego Lake, nicknamed "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales.  Open year-round, each season brings a multitude of outdoor...
<a href=/attractions/otsego-bounty-outfitting-charters>Otsego Bounty Outfitting & Charters</a>
Otsego Bounty,  where hospitality meets the hills. Whatever your reason, and whatever the season, Otsego Bounty brings you closer to nature. From outfitting and charter services, to lake boat rentals...
<a href=/outdoors/otsego-land-trust>Otsego Land Trust</a>
Otsego Land Trust (OLT) preserves the distinctive rural character of the Otsego Region in Central New York by maintaining the natural and cultural legacy handed down through generations. OLT protects...
<a href=/attractions/public-boatlaunch-canadarago-lake>Public Boatlaunch, Canadarago Lake</a>
One of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the state, the NYS Office of Parks and Recreation operates a modern boat launch three miles south of Richfield Springs. The launch has dual concrete ramps,...
<a href=/attractions/public-boatlaunch-otsego-lake>Public Boatlaunch, Otsego Lake</a>
The only public boat launch on Otsego Lake. Open 5 am to 7:30 pm, $10 single boat fee (multiple launch passes available). Boats must be clean of vegetation, will be inspected. On-site vehicle parking...