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River Friends Accessories

Paddles down, the best swag this side of the Chemung River.

The FCRW Bandanna

Bandana in a Frame

What a great accessory while you explore the rivers! Get our cotton bandanna map of the Chemung River for just $5! The waterproof 22-inch-square cotton bandanna map of the 45-mile Chemung River features boat launch sites, navigation aids, dam, Native American villages, landmarks and more.

You can also purchase a framed edition for $35. The bandanna comes in a 24-inch deluxe frame--a hand-made wood frame with glass. It's such a nice gift for friends or family who moved away from the area or any river lover.

These are available at Gerould’s Pharmacies, 215 Hoffman St., Elmira; and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 79 West Market Street, Corning. For more information or to order the bandana by mail, contact Emily Marino, Friends of the Chemung River Watershed Executive Director, 607-846-2242 or director@chemungriverfriends.org.

Proceeds help Chemung River Friends promote and protect rivers for recreation, education and our future.

Commemorative Wine Glasses

Wine Glass

Friends of the Chemung River Watershed toasted the retirement of our founder and original Executive Director, Jim Pfiffer, in October of 2021. For those who could not make it to that event, you can still order a wine glass (or more) from that event by e-mailing us. We will mail it to you. The wine glass is made of glass with copper leafing on the base. The cost is $12.00 per glass. For more information, contact Emily Marino, Friends of the Chemung River Watershed Executive Director, 607-846-2242 or director@chemungriverfriends.org

The River Guidebook

It's the only river map and guide you will ever need. And every purchase supports our mission.

This guide is the most complete, informative and handy collection of river maps and paddling information for the Chemung and Susquehanna rivers. It’s a must-have for paddlers and anglers. The booklet features topographic maps of both rivers, boat launches, river history, hazard areas, camping sites, and safety and paddling tips.

Guidebook Open“I have never seen a more complete, informative and useful river guide,” said Friends of the Chemung River co-founder, Jim Pfiffer. “From the novice to the expert paddler, it features all the information you need – from where to rent a kayak, what to wear when paddling and the location of hazardous paddling areas on the rivers. Its compact size lets it easily fit in a backpack, dry-bag or kayak storage areas.”

The spiral-bound, four-color, waterproof and tear-proof booklet is the perfect gift for river paddlers, anglers, hikers, tourists and anyone interested in learning more about our local waterways and how best to use them for recreation and education.

The 116-page, plastic-covered booklet costs $40 and includes photos, drawings, and this useful information:

  • Paddling safety regulations.
  • Location of river dams and pipelines.
  • River facts, river history and how the rivers got their names.
  • River level gauge, peak water flow times, safe paddling water levels and where to find online real-time river levels.
  • Distances between boating and fishing access sites.
  • Fishing tips and fish consumption advisories.
  • Where to take paddling lessons and safety classes.
Guidebook Inside

The maps are easy to read and include the locations of dams, islands, river channels, hazardous paddling spots and portage sites. They maps show the location of roads, bridges, campsites and all the tributaries that run into the rivers.”

The 8.5-inch by 5.5-inch booklets were published by Susco-Kayak Maps, which has published waterproof guidebooks and maps for 1,866 miles of rivers in New York and Pennsylvania.

The guide displays detailed maps and points of interest along the 45-mile Chemung River from Painted Post, NY, to Athens, PA, and the 203 miles of the Susquehanna River from Cooperstown, NY, to Sayre, PA.

For more information or to order the map guide by mail, contact Emily Marino, Friends of the Chemung River Watershed Executive Director, 607-846-2242 or director@chemungriverfriends.org.