If you're looking for a destination that meets every boater’s dream, then 43 North Marina is the place to be. Tucked away in Central New York State on Oneida Lake, this full-service marina is just north of Syracuse.
It’s surrounded by some of the Empire State’s finest natural attractions. “Whether it’s scuba diving in the crystal-clear water of the Thousand Islands, vineyard touring in the Finger Lakes, deep-sea salmon fishing on Lake Ontario or hiking mountains in the Adirondacks, lots of activities are nearby,” says Kevin Walma, general manager of 43 North.
Outdoor fun-seekers at Oneida Lake can explore the stunning scenery in its parks, beaches and islands. Local anglers know it is ranked among the top 20 bass-fishing locations, hosting many master bass championships and teeming with other tasty swimmers such as walleye and perch.
As part of the Erie Canal system, 43 North is along the Great Loop Trail. Boaters heading East can access the Hudson River to visit New York City. Cruising westward on the canal brings guests to the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
But 43 North is more than just another pretty place. It’s deeply committed to servicing boaters’ needs. The marina has 178 in-water slips, 235-rack valet storage, a 14-acre site with two hoists lifting up to 35 tons, and two forklifts supporting up to 30 feet and 30,000 pounds. Its 500-foot linear pier welcomes transient vessels that navigate the Erie Canal system. On-site you find amenities such as laundry, Wi-Fi, a picnic and grilling area, fuel, and ice.
Services include a certified Mercury and MerCruiser shop, technicians for Suzuki and Rotax engines, and a 6,000 square foot glass showroom with new, used and brokerage boat sales. On the property, South Bay Sales can hook you up with sailboat, kayak or paddleboard sales and rentals, and the team at Fast Forward works wonders with fiberglass repairs.
The marina offers transportation to nearby hotels, and several restaurants are within walking distance, such as Barado’s on the Water and 916 near the highway bridge. Launching this season is the new Syracuse CareFree boat club and pontoon rentals. Future plans include a tiki bar and pool.
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