Upcoming Events
of the Higley Association



2022 Higley Association Event Calendar –


Always remember to check the website for updates, particularly when weather may affect an event www.higleyflow.com


June 11th Youth Fishing Contest begins (Sat.)

July 3rd     River of Lights – 9 p.m.

July 4th     Children’s Parade – Cottage Rd. 10 a.m. Boats following off shore are encouraged to decorate their boats! 

New event!

July 4th Boat Parade

                     We are complementing the Kids’ Parade this year with a parade of antique through late classic boats (antique 1919-1942; classic 1943-1975; late classic 25 years old or older) and decorated watercraft. If the response is positive it may become an annual event.

                             Do you have an antique- late classic boat, wooden or otherwise? Would you like to decorate your newer boat for the 4th? All boats are welcome to join the parade but decorating of newer boats is encouraged. Older boats are encouraged to put a sign on the side of their boat telling the year of the boat.

                            The Kid’s Parade starts at 10:00A.M. from the far end of the Big Bay near Bob Agel’s. We ask that you line up parallel to the shore of the Parade, antique boats in front followed by decorated boats. Let’ give the kids some well-deserved support! As soon as the Kid’s Parade reaches its destination the lead boat will begin a circle of the Big Bay at Parade speed followed by the others.

                             If your older boat has an interesting history you would like to share, send it to Judy Fuhr at jfuhr@twcny.rr.com. An article of the histories will be posted on the Higley Association website, www.higleyflow.com for everyone’s enjoyment.

                            Non participants are encouraged to come out and enjoy the parades.

July 12th     Association Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 6 pm, St. Patricks Community Hall, Colton

July 16th     Fireworks Display at dusk, Firemen’s Field, Gulf & Hanson Rd.


July 23rd     Norwood Brass Fireman’s Band – Approx. 3 pm starting in Big Bay offshore from Cottage Rd. No rain date at this time – check the website for any updates! www.higleyflow.com

July 30th     Last day Youth Fishing Contest (Sat.)

Aug. 4th     Big Rock Clean-up – 6 p.m.


Aug. 6th     The 27th Annual Round the Islands Canoe Race – 9 a.m. sign up - Entry form here.  Judy Fuhr has provided more information here.

Aug. 9th     Association Meeting and Potluck Dinner – 6 pm, St. Patricks Community Hall, Colton

September 14th – 18th Annual Fall water draw-down. Brookfield Power will begin to lower the water on Wednesday and return to normal on Sunday.


Check this website or our facebook page for information as it becomes available.







Notice:  Not all events at Higley Flow are sanctioned by the Higley Association and not all participants in events will be Higley Association Members.  The Higley Association must assume that all participants in Events have adequate insurance, are properly licensed and comply with all safety regulations.  The Higley Association cannot be held responsible for damage to craft, property or personal injury during Events.


Brianna's Law Is In Effect!!

In effect on 1/1/2020, Brianna’s Law will require all operators of motorized watercraft to complete a state-approved boating safety course by the year 2025.

If you were born after Jan. 1, 1993, you will need a boating safety certification when operating a motorized vessel in: 2020.

If you were born after Jan. 1, 1988, you will need a boating safety certification when operating a motorized vessel in: 2022.

If you were born after Jan. 1, 1983, you will need a boating safety certification when operating a motorized vessel in: 2023.

If you were born after Jan. 1, 1978, you will need a boating safety certification when operating a motorized vessel in: 2025.

All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need boating safety certification by Jan. 1, 2025.

The fines for not abiding by the law range from $100-$250.




Online Boating Course:   If you'd prefer an online Boating Course, check out https://www.boat-ed.com/newyork/approved_boating_course.html which consists of six timed modules and takes about six hours to complete.  It costs $29.50 paid at the successful completion of the final exam.  At that point you can print out a temporary certificate.  The final card will be sent to you.