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Nice daytime trail

Very nice scenery and marked trail. The boardwalk that extends over the Genessee River is... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2014
Michael W
Rochester, New York
Great walking locations

Great places to walk along the river. Try from the Rose Garden area north or the portion by U of R... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2014
Rochester, New York
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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 28 May 2014

A nice walkway along the Genessee River, the trail is well lit and has sidewalks. In early spring, there were still piles of snow and debris from winter, but in spring and summer, I'm sure it will be a nice way to get some air.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Deborah I
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Very nice scenery and marked trail. The boardwalk that extends over the Genessee River is fantastic. I would not wander this trail alone as it is too close to the city of Rochester and sometimes there are questionable characters on the trail. The closer to...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Great places to walk along the river. Try from the Rose Garden area north or the portion by U of R south.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank stanspec
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I'm too old to do it all. Walked the Pier at Ontario Beach Park, sailed the Mary Jemison on the Erie Canal, saw the lower river below Corn Hill and High Falls. Totally awesome! What a neat place is Rochester!

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Al N
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We started at RIT and took the trail north to Corn Hill. Very nice walking trail. I have lived in Rochester for 13 years and never been. Would recommend to others.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank LMaria65
Reviewed 30 July 2013

You can start on this trail at Lake Ontario. It follows the Genesee River through an impressive gorge, a boardwalk over the river at Turning Point Park, past three waterfalls, one in downtown Rochester, and south past the University of Rochester. Much of the way...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank aspen89
Reviewed 30 July 2013

You can even take a Segway tour. Trail runs up and down along the West side of the Genesee Gorge for miles. Beautiful river views and big old houses. We saw a family of swans last time. Two hundred years ago it was an area...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Jim-Kathy L
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Living near the lake we frequent the portion of the trail north of Driving Park and our favorite spot is the bridge at turning point park. It's amazing to be out on the riverbend among the wildlife. If we take the bikes we sometimes jot...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Erin D
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Take this easy walk down the river to gain an insight into the industrial era of the late 1800's. The viewing platform at the high falls offers a great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank abott
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The Genesee River is a fascinating visual attraction and Natural Wonder that Rochester has largely turned its back on. When Frederick Law Olmsted was brought here to plan Highland Park in the late 19th Century, He insisted that he also design public spaces along the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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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.