Take A Kayak Excursion

Cornell Wellness has teamed up with Southern Tier Kayak Tours to bring to you a Saturday “Chenango Charm” guided group kayaking experience open to the entire Cornell community (this includes spouses/partners and children 12 and up). #CUSocialWellness

  • Register here - We're sorry, this offering is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu. (when registering you will be asked for your height and weight in order to set you up with the most appropriate kayak)
  • Saturday, September 30, 11AM to approximately 3:30PM (meet up at the ball fields in Greene, NY at 10:45AM – park near boat ramp - see map; we’ll be on the water around noon)
  • Cost is $55 per person. No paddling experience needed. Tour limit is 20 participants. The first 20 to register and pay will have secured spots.
  • Kayaks, paddles, life jackets provided. Bring lunch & beverage (non-alcoholic and non-glass only). Recommended additional items: hat, sunscreen

Chenango Charm Tour description: "Quiet," "peaceful," "charming," and "historic" are a few of the words best used to describe the Chenango River. This tour covers 7.5 miles from Brisben to Greene, NY. We begin in Greene, where you'll park your vehicle at the ball fields and ride in our shuttle bus to Brisben. Our guides (Aaron and Sarah Myers) will lead a safety orientation, teach kayaking fundamentals, and point out highlights throughout the paddle. As we start downstream, watch for Great Blue Herons, Mergansers, King Fishers, Bald Eagles and many other species of birds. Your tour will pass an old canal, a series of small islands and a large, deep pool, that's perfect to dip your feet in. We’ll stop at a rock island for a chance to eat lunch and talk more about the surrounding area and sustainability of our natural water resources. Be sure to leave time to explore the friendly antique and arts community of Greene after the tour is over. To pay, please stop by room 305 Helen Newman Hall, Monday through Friday between 8:30AM-1:00PM or 2-4:30PM. Registration and payment for this trip are being handled by Cornell Wellness. Questions? Contact Kerry Howell at kk253@cornell.edu.

Please note the following:
This tour will still occur even in light to moderate rain. Please dress for the weather conditions.
The cancellation policy is as follows: 3 days in advance = full refund; 2 days in advance = 50% refund; 1 day in advance = no refund.
Kayaks include the following styles: tandem, sit in, sit on top.