Chris Walters River Float 2023

New York State's newest water trail!

The New York Susquehanna Basin Water Trail (NYSBWT) is a conceptual water trail along the Chemung and Susquehanna Rivers of south-central New York State. From Cooperstown to Corning, the trail offers a series of paddle segments from multiple access points along the two rivers, welcoming paddlers and anglers of all abilities to explore the natural beauty, historic sites, and amenities along the waterways.
Bottcher's Landing Boat Launch | Chris Walters Photography

Adventure is never far away...

Centrally located across eight counties—Steuben, Otsego, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Cortland, and Delaware— the New York Susquehanna Basin Water Trail is within a few hours of New York’s major metropolitan areas.

From baseball to battlefields, this region is rich in history, while also noted for its beautiful geography and lush farmland.

Discover the 607
Adventure Map


miles of river between Cooperstown and Corning


New York State counties included in the trail


miles from New York City to Cooperstown


Endless adventures to discover along the trail

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Responsible Recreation =

Environmental Stewardship + Economic Growth

Through visioning workshops and working meetings, stakeholders from communities across the trail are joining forces to raise awareness and to encourage healthy and responsible recreation that spurs environmental stewardship and vibrant economic growth.

The NYSBWT will promote opportunities to paddle, fish and enjoy the beauty along the trail’s waterways for local residents and new visitors.

The NYSBWT will also serve “444s,” the experienced paddlers who travel the entire 444 miles of the Susquehanna River, from Lake Otsego to the Chesapeake Bay, through coordination with Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

A project collaboration with,

With technical assistance support from National Park Service–Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Program

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