Click for complete source of regional river recreation info ...maps & water levels to boat launch amenities and scenic riverscape photographs. River Friends continues to work to make the Chemung River and its tributaries more accessible, safer and enjoyable.

"Ode to Chemung"
...A film by Raj Pippalla on Elmira Street Art Festival & a beautiful soul ,an amazing artist, a poweful goddess; Satyavani Pippalla Akula.

RIVER MAPS: Paddling Guide & Launch Sites ... click to plan your trip now Vote for River Friends TODAY!!!

Help Chemung River Friends by voting for us daily in a contest on the Steve Kettelle Team website or their Facebook page.

The Steve Kettelle Team and Keller Williams Realty in Elmira is holding a contest to award money to four local non-profit organizations. River Friends is one of them.

The Steve Kettelle Team is about to sell its 100th property this year (probably in November), and to celebrate the team will donate the sales commission to the four nonprofits. All of us will receive some of the commission. But the nonprofit that gets the most votes on the Steve Kettelle Team 100th Home Sale Local Charity Program on their social media will be awarded bonus funds.

That’s why River Friends asks you to please go to the Kettelle website and Facebook page each day and cast you vote for River Friends to help us continue to protect and promote our rivers and make them easier, safer and more fun to enjoy.

You can also vote on the Kettelle Facebook page.

All it takes is a few clicks and one vote a day to help River Friends share the $1,000s commission. Please share this post with friends, family, coworkers and other nature lovers so they can vote for River Friends too.

Start voting today. The contest ends in less than a month.

River Friends thanks the Steve Kettelle Team for its unique way of sharing profits with community nonprofits. That benefits everyone.

We’re all on this paddle trip together.


Things you should know!

Annual Meeting November 14 honors Tom Beecher and Eaton Corp.  See "NEWS" for the details.

2018 River Fun Calendars are now available!!  Check out "NEWS" for all the details.

Eight  organizations create STEAM ahead! Read the "NEWS" for details. 

NYSDEC 2015 Chemung River Angler Survey now released! Click here for the full survey.

New River Walk Path now open in the Village of Riverside!  Read all the details in NEWS.

Visit our new on-line driving guide! ...launches, historic markers and places to visit
access a map that will give you information about river boat launches, historic markers and places and other sites to visit along the river in your vehicle. ...more>>

Where to Rent a Canoe or Kayak
Southern Tier Kayak Tours, Ithaca, N.Y. (607) 220-3642, or – specializes in guided tours and paddling instructions.
On the River Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Big Flats, N.Y., (607) 215-6692 or - rents canoes and kayaks and leads river paddle tours.
West Water Sports kayak and stand-up board rentals, servicing Chemung River, Keuka, Waneta, Lamoka and Seneca lakes; Elmira, N.Y. (585)-490-4480,; or FACEbook@westw2017 or
Summit to Stream Adventures, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (607) 535-2701 – rents canoes and kayaks and leads river paddle tours.
Kim's Kayaks, Corning, N.Y., (607) 481-3925,, rents kayaks. 
Endless Mountain Outfitters, Sugar Run, PA., (570) 746-9140,, rents and sells canoes and kayaks and leads river paddle tours.

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