Waterford sits in the southeast corner of Saratoga County, and northwest of Troy, New York. It is located at the junction of the Hudson & Mohawk Rivers and the Erie & Champlain Canals.
The name is derived from the ford between the mainland and Peebles Island.
The village of Waterford is the oldest incorporated village in the US, having been incorporated in 1794, before the town was formed. The first settlement took place at the site of the current Waterford village, then called "Half Moon Point". The town was formed in 1816 by splitting the area of southeastern Saratoga County known as Halfmoon (anglicized from the Dutch name Halve Maan) into the town of Halfmoon and the town of Waterford. The population was 8,423 according to the 2010 census.
Waterford takes pride in Peebles Island state park, located at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. Peebles Island is a nature-lover's treasure. Wildlife, river rapids, and waterfalls are in abundance at this dog and kid friendly park.
As a canal town, Waterford is best known for their series of summer events. We host Canal Fest, Steamboat Meet, and Tugboat Roundup every season. The newest addition to our summer season is Dragon Boat. The Farmers Market May through October, the Memorial Day Parade, & the Christmas Parade are also local favorites. Visit our events page to see all our upcoming activities.