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Address: 200 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611
Activities: Biking
Description: 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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Backbone of Rochester's trails

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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, twists, and turns, but nothing overly exerting in effort. A few bridges connect the two... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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

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Montreal, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
58 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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