Schaghticoke Dam impoundment, Fisherman’s Lane #16 (This site provides access only to a backwater, which in summer is choked with water chestnut.)
#16 Access: From the north, from Rts. 67 and 40 at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, go south on NY Rt. 40 about 1.1. miles to Fisherman’s Lane on the left (nearly opposite Holy Trinity Church). From the south, where Rt. 67 heads west toward Mechanicville, take Rt. 40 about 0.5 miles north to Fisherman’s Lane on the right. Take Fisherman’s Lane to a boater’s access and handicapped fishing dock at the bottom of the hill. Parking here is very limited. Areas are signed.
The stretch of river below the Schaghticoke dam and through the Schaghticoke Gorge should be attempted only by experienced white-water kayakers, and only if conditions are right. For information on annual whitewater releases at the “Great Falls” in Schaghticoke, see www.americanwhitewater.org.