ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – There is a kayak rental program on the Chemung River this Saturday, July 24th. The Friends of the Chemung River Watershed partners with Endless Mountain Outfitters to offer river kayak rentals and kayak shuttles to the Chemung River.
This event takes place every second Saturday and lasts until October 2nd. The meeting point for rentals and the shuttle is Grove Street Jetty in Elmira.
The Friends of the Chemung River Watershed Executive Director Emily Marino spoke about how the event enables people to enjoy the great outdoors. “The people are just happy to be out by the river, it’s going to be a beautiful day. The temperature is right, the river levels have played along and have fallen after all the rain. On our paddles, people often look at nature. So the great thing about the river, which is different from the lakes, is that it is constantly changing. People just love the meditative feeling of being on the river and being in the wilderness. It’s so quiet, it’s beautiful. “
This is a guided kayak river tour starting at 9:00 am on Saturday. This is a 14 km kayak tour and the shuttle takes individuals to the Bottchers Landing launch site. Registration is required as places are limited.