The village of Waterford is the oldest incorporated village in the U.S., having been established in 1794. The town was established in 1816.
The historic charm, antique district, local fare and abundance of outdoor activities make Waterford, New York a great place to both live and visit. Its nature trails, jogging routes, boating events, beautiful parks and playgrounds await you and your family!
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Waterford is a safe, close-knit, multi-generational community with a rich industrial heritage. It is a place with diverse recreational opportunities, from walking along a canalway trail to swimming in the town pool.
Waterford’s emergency services, churches, fraternal organizations, and youth groups rely on the tradition of volunteer service that is typical for our small community. Waterford values its pedestrian-oriented downtown, the ambiance created by its nineteenth-century architecture, and the waterways which influenced the community’s development.