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Beats biking on the road

Nice and open pathway, wide path for walking or biking. Fairly well marked and mostly shaded. A few... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Dan F
San Diego, California
Cool area, nice views

This is a nice area with some trendy bars and restaurants (and a brewery). The views from the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.
200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Nice and open pathway, wide path for walking or biking. Fairly well marked and mostly shaded. A few areas are bumpy for road bikes but overall it beats riding on the road with stoplights.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Dan F
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a nice area with some trendy bars and restaurants (and a brewery). The views from the bridge are cool and there is a little history to the place. Check it out

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Teahan
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Very interesting and slightly scary, but still loved it. Walk on a day when the weather is beautiful. I couldn't imagine doing this when it was rainy or windy.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Hernando33
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Stretching along both sides of the river from downtown Rochester until the Erie Canal, along with the Canal Trail, is a biking and walking asset to the city that should be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The trail is relaxing with a few hills,...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Mike191919
Reviewed 7 January 2015

great for mountain biking - not so great for thin tires - flat, shady, and with links to other trails...

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Jack M
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I should have thought about it, as it is in the same geological area Niagara Falls is in, but I really was taken by surprise. Definitely worth the walk, which is neither too long nor strenuous. At least go see the higher falls, although the...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank jflafond
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Most beautiful and attracts every body old or young. I enjoyed walking daily. Here nature talks to the human being which one can feel if he stays for long.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Rajagekudi
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Lovely walk for a sunny afternoon. We just had a stroll and got lost twice. I believe you can follow the trail for miles. Maybe next time...

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank LollypopSunshine
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This trail is wonderful for it's scenic value while you walk and get some exercise. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank DuchessofRush
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Genesee Riverway trail provides excellent views that are breath taking especially for in a city! You will also come upon the Genesee Brewery which will provide a nice stop for food and great beer!

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank Tuckerhayward
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Susan J
13 July 2018|
Response from squirrelcreek | Reviewed this property |
Trails start at Lake Ontario and go to the downtown area.
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|
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Response from squirrelcreek | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there is , but I am not sure on the address.