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Genesee Riverway Trail

200 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611
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Ranked #18 of 60 attractions in Rochester
Type: Biking Trails, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Hiking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.
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Ottawa, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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!

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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.

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Rochester, New York
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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 city center, the scarier it gets. Stay away at night. Great for biking too.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

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

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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!

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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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.

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brooklyn, NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 you'd never know you were in a big city. Be aware there are a couple... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 of pirates and malaria, but now it is a hidden garden that can make you... More

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Rochester, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 down to the beach for an ice cream. The trail is paved and well-maintained. There... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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.

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