Elmira, New York – In order to celebrate the end of the paddling season, the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed held a final river paddle/recreational flea market in Elmira.
On Saturday morning, those paddling the river started upstream while numerous groups prepared for the flea market by setting up products, tents, and whatever else they needed to be ready for customers.
Taking place at the Grove Street boat launch, the market was a chance for paddlers and community members to come out and get different kinds of recreational equipment to be ready for next year.
Anything from bikes, kayaks, fishing supplies, and life jackets were sold.
What was special about this market is that attendees were able to swap kayaks with other people if they wanted.
According to the event organizer Emily Marino, they wanted to have it as a trading post where people would be able to swap/trade their kayaks with others.
Endless Mountain Outfitters, Elmira Community Cycle, Los Panchos food truck, and more, were at the event displaying and selling their gear and serving food.