Colgate's boathouse is located on Lake Moraine, just three miles from campus. It is home to Colgate's varsity rowing teams, as well as recreational boating activities.

Varsity Rowing

Glendening Boathouse is home to both of Colgate's varsity rowing teams:

Recreational Activities

Recreational watercraft at the boathouse are available for use by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests at no charge.

Available Watercraft

  • Canoes
  • Recreational kayaks
  • Sea kayaks
  • Rowboat
  • Pedal boat
  • Pico sailboats
  • Stand up paddle boards

Private Group Reservations

Private groups may reserve the Boathouse during non-public hours.

Email the boathouse manager, Christian Walker (cwalker@colgate.edu) with requests.

On days when the weather is questionable, call the Huntington Equipment room to determine if the boathouse is open: 315-228-7620.

  1. From downtown Hamilton, travel northeast on West Lake Moraine Road.
  2. After passing the White Eagle, turn right onto Frank Road (marked with a Glendening Boathouse sign).
  3. Follow the road to the right until you see the cedar shingles boathouse with a maroon gate.
  4. All visitors to the boathouse must park in the parking lot.

If the gate is locked, then the facility is closed.

Policies and Practices

  • All hours are weather dependent.
  • Colgate University ID is required in order to use the equipment. Students, faculty, and staff may bring guests, but at least one person in a group must have valid Colgate ID.
  • The boathouse property is exclusively for boating, no swimming is permitted at any time.
  • Visitors are required to sign an “assumption of risk/release of liability” statement.
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are required at all times. Repeat offenders of this policy will no longer have access to the facility, and violators approached by the DEC may be fined.