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Genesee Riverway Trail

200 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611
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Ranked #20 of 61 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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Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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 lower falls is nice too.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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...

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Rochester, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

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Ottawa, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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