Mechanicville Facts

The Mechanicville terminal wall at the outskirts of the city.
Location: Champlain Canal
NYS guide: Page C-4
Town north: Schuylerville (16.5 miles)
Town south: Waterford (9 miles)
Lock north: Lock C3 (0 miles)
Lock south: Lock C2 (3 miles)

The city of Mechanicville like many of the cities across New York was developed because of the success of the canal system. Over time the canal was moved from it original course though own the current path just just inside the city border.

Mechanicville offers any boater many reasons to stop. Its large free wall with power (15/20 amp), water, and trash is enough, but the city offers much more. A short walk brings you to a library, shopping centers with stores to meet any demand (except marine), restaurants and more.


  • Free Terminal Wall.
  • Free power, water, and pump-out.
  • Short walk to everything (see information board at wall).

Mechanicville Marinas

  • Lock 1 Marina, 461 Hudson River Rd., Waterford, NY 12188, (518) 238-1321
  • Admiral's Marina, 288 N. Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY 12170, (518) 664-9093

Mechanicville Photos

View of the Mechanicville wall from Lock C3.
View of the Mechanicville wall from Lock C3.  

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