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Genesee Riverway Trail

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Address: 200 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611
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Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic...

Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.

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Water, water and more water

This Genesee River empties into Lake Ontario. The walkway is well maintained and offers amazing views. The Lighthouse close to Lake Ontario is outstanding. There are tours of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
GoCarolyn
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Makakilo, Hawaii
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Makakilo, Hawaii
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Genesee River empties into Lake Ontario. The walkway is well maintained and offers amazing views. The Lighthouse close to Lake Ontario is outstanding. There are tours of this historic lighthouse along the way with a small shop. Across the parking lot there is a local favorite Custard shop, a restaurant and other shops. There was a project for a... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking part of this trail during a beautiful summer day! The water was gorgeous and a nice breeze was blowing. A nice break during a busy vacation.

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Thank Valerie H
Brockport, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great place to take your bike for a short or long ride. Family friendly lots of beautiful spots to just relax.

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Thank 201charlenek
East Berkshire, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a 9 plus mile round trip walk along the Genessee River this afternoon. Nice trail, well maintained , and scenic. Two weeks ago it must have been very pretty with the fall colors.

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Maynard, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Parts of the Genesee Riverway Trail were really nice, such as the area near Rochester Lower Falls. The area near the Rochester Upper Falls was not as nice, a little too urban, and the trail stops for a while, you have to go on the road to pick up the next parts. We did not do the entire trail, but... More 

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Thank Kristen R
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This trail is long, it runs from downtown Rochester to Lake Ontario. But the good thing is you don't have to do it all at once, you can shorten the walks up into only doing parts of the trail at different times. One of the best ways to do this is if you visit in October and go on the... More 

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Thank elfie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Great place to unwind. Rochester I-day convention. Never been here but hotel staff at the Radisson Riverside said take the river walk.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Interesting trail to come and get some exercise in good weather or ride your bike for an afternoon stroll or something. It's interesting that the southern loop connects to the Erie Canalway. Would recommend this spot.

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Truly on of Rochester's highlights. We have bicycled both the north and southern ends of the trail as well as walked the southern and Lower/Middle Falls area, and each time we do we discover something new. What the city has done so far is great, but (as always) more could be done!

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Thank AR R
york, pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Rochester doesn't appreciate its own amenities. The day we biked the southern loop, we had this trail almost entirely to ourselves. Wonderful trail, mostly shaded with almost constant views of the river. The southern loop isn't long, but it connects to the Erie Canalway, so you can extend your biking on it if you prefer not to navigate the city... More 

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