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The Cohocton River (sometimes "Conhocton River") is a tributary of the Chemung River, approximately 55 miles (89 km), in western New York in the United States. The name is a native term ("Ga-ha-to"), reportedly meaning "log floating in the water."

It rises in southeastern Livingston County, approximately 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Dansville. In the north of Steuben County, the river flows through the Town of Cohocton and the Village of Cohocton.

It flows generally southeast through rural Steuben County, in a winding course through a valley the Allegheny Plateau, past Bath. At Painted Post, just west of Corning, it is joined by the Tioga River from the southwest to form the Chemung, a tributary of the Susquehanna River.

New York State Route 17 follows the valley of the river along much of its route through Steuben County.

In the 1820s the New York State Legislature commissioned a study for the building of a canal that would link the Cohocton at Bath to Keuka Lake (Crooked Lake) and Seneca Lake. The Crooked Lake Canal connecting the two lakes was built but the link to the Cohocton was never completed.

The river is a popular destination for fly fishing.

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