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 River Fun Calendar Contest CONTINUES!!!
Got your 2018 River Fun Calendar? Flip to February for ROUND 2!!!

Check out NEWS for the February pages so that you can play!  Be sure to get your answers in by FEBRUARY 19 to have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Hesselson's in Elmira.

Things you should know!

Cut your energy bill with a solar rebate!  Attend February 1 meeting at the Steele Memorial Library at 6:00 p.m.   See "NEWS" for all the specifics.

Elmira Fire Dept. and River Friends share new rescue boat.  See "NEWS" for the details.

January 2018 River Fun Calendar quiz winner announced!!  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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