Waterford is the southern most municipality in Saratoga County. It borders Rensselaer County across the Hudson River and Albany County across the Mohawk River. Waterford is the gateway to Erie and Champlain Canals.
The Village of Waterford is a village within the Town of Waterford. The village was founded in 1794 and is the oldest continually incorporated village in the United States.
The town was founded in 1816 when Halfmoon was split into the town of Halfmoon and the town of Waterford, taking on the name of the village. The Tugboat Roundup is a town event.
Waterford is home to the Waterford Flight. When the Erie-Barge Canal opened in 1917, five large locks on the Waterford side of the canal replaced the original sixteen locks that had brought the old canal through Cohoes, navigating around the Cohoes Falls. The Waterford flight of five locks in 1.5 miles raise boats the greatest vertical distance in the world from 15.2 feet to 180 feet.
Peebles Island State Park is in Waterford. Peebles Island is home to deer, coyotes, and other wildlife. Trails run throughout the island and around the perimeter.
The Waterford Harbor hosts the Tugboat Roundup, Steamboat Meet, Waterford Canal Festival, Dragon Boat Races, and a weekly farmers market.
Visit the town's website at www.town.waterford.ny.us