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The Chemung River, a major tributary of the Susquehanna River, and its three tributaries (the Tioga, Canisteo, and Conhocton Rivers) run through the scenic woodland and hills of the southern tier of New York and the northern tier of Pennsylvania. The Chemung Basin River Trail traverses about 80 miles of this beautiful Chemung Valley.
A series of fourteen public launch sites provide easy access to the rivers. Online maps, launch site information and scheduled events will help you plan your trip. Paddle part of the same route that early 19th century settlers used for transporting goods down stream all the way to Havre de Grace, Maryland!
Please note that boating, canoeing, kayaking and other activities on rivers can be dangerous. Be sure to read the on-line safety recommendations and check the on-line water gauge levels.
Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate such trails. The Chesapeake Conservancy, National Park Service, and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials.
The Chemung Basin River Trail is best used by canoe or kayak. While on the river, you can fish, look for wildlife, or just enjoy the experience of floating downstream.
A series of fourteen public launch sites provide easy access to the rivers. Online maps, launch site information and scheduled events will help you plan your trip.
Trash disposal is not available at most launch sites or along the river; plan to use services in local communities. Use the Carry In / Carry Out bags at the access sites where available. There is currently no camping along the river.
No access sites are handicapped accessible at this time.