Click this headline to buy a ticket for the Chemung River Boat Launch Shuttle
An EZ and safe way to get you and your kayak up river for a fun paddle back to your vehicle
Chemung River Friends and First Transit now offer a shuttle bus and kayak/canoe trailer service to take you and your boat upstream on the Chemung River, from the Toll Bridge Boat Launch in Wellsburg to the Kinsella Park Boat Launch in Painted Post.
You and your boat board and depart the bus at the boat launches of your choice. When you get off the bus you paddle back to your vehicle at your starting point. The shuttle fee is $20 regardless of how far you ride on the 27-mile one-way trip. You must register and purchase a ticket online and give the ticket to the bus driver.

We will announce additional shuttle trip dates and times, here, and on our Friends of the Chemung River Facebook page. You must register online for each Boat Launch Shuttle trip at Purchase and print your ticket. You need your printed ticket to board the bus. There is a 20 tickets limit per trip. We will increase this number as this pilot project proceeds.

For more information contact:
Jim Pfiffer, executive director Chemung River Friends, 607-846-2242 or

Karen McKinley, general manager of the Corning-Erwin-Area-Transportation System and the Chemung Steuben counties transit systems, 607-734-5211 or

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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.
Endless Mountain Outfitters, Sugar Run, PA., (570) 746-9140,, rents and sells canoes and kayaks and leads river paddle tours.

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