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Genesee Riverway Trail

200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122
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don't try to follow the map too closely. it will take hours!

We usually visit Lower Falls off of Lake Avenue. Only because we are familiar with that side of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bath, NY
Confusing yet spectacular.

My wife & I biked from the trailhead in Rochester, NY’s Ontario Beach Park. There is a facility at... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Rockport, Texas
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Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We usually visit Lower Falls off of Lake Avenue. Only because we are familiar with that side of town. But be prepared to walk.. and very steeply down hill then back up. The teen kids love it.. once your down to the bottom the view...More

Thank Mrs_WJ
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife & I biked from the trailhead in Rochester, NY’s Ontario Beach Park. There is a facility at the trailhead to both change at & clean up. The trail heads south from the lake shoreline towards downtown Rochester along the Genesee River. We rode...More

Thank rdna5
Reviewed 18 February 2017

this place is really a hidden jewel. you can walk, hike or take bike ride. the nature is beautiful but also the sites are nice. don't miss!!

Thank solei15
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Whether you wish to go to the brewery, picnic or stroll about this is a local gem. Architecturally historic and profound, the Genesee River walk and good weather presents the visitor with lots of potential fun and activities.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Trail runs from Charlotte to downtown. Some parts are a boardwalk near and sometimes over the river offering great views.

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Genesee Riverway is a wonderful and beautiful trail-like path that can take you a very long distance. I used it only to follow along the Genesee in downtown Rochester, and even that little stretch was gorgeous. You can hike, bike, or take out your...More

2  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We started this bike ride at The Genesee Valley Park. We had the choice of ride either the Canal bike path or the Genesee riverway trail. We found out on the canal bike path, it was closed after 1.2 miles! It would have been nice...More

1  Thank Felixberto E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Form the Charlotte pier south through the city or Rochester to the PA line this trail is great for all activity. I've covered every inch from the pier to Mt, Morris and it's a great place to walk, run, bike, ski or snowshoe. Even found...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A FREE outdoor activity for the whole family. You can walk at your own pace and learn about the waterways contribution to commerce and everyday life.

Thank marypagan
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Genesee River Trail is a delightful way to see Rochester and nature. The intermingling of river, waterfalls, deer, turkey, and sky-scrapers is something I will never forget.

Thank Kyle P
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13 January 2017|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely there are hotels along the trail if you are in the city of Rochester. In other areas I am not sure.
Kurt K
14 July 2016|
Response from DancerWriter | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so. Sorry.
30 May 2016|
Response from Rochester_NY_Chris | Reviewed this property |
Yes, , I believe they rent kayaks and canoes on the river. Check at geneseewaterways 585 328 3960