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Genesee River's High Falls

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Address: 60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614
Phone Number: 5854288095
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Activities: Walking

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Great attraction and the Genesee Brew House is right there. They have awesome food and a view of the falls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Your best bet is to start on the west side (closer to State Street). Walk across the Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge, then once across take the small/narrow (paved) trail to your right, walking toward the falls. The trail ends at a great overlook and lets you see the whole gorge and historic district. After you take in the view,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great attraction and the Genesee Brew House is right there. They have awesome food and a view of the falls.

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Ridgewood, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Evidently, the bridge where pedestrians and bicyclists can view the high falls is sometimes used for an event/catering space. (who knew?!) My husband & I had to come back on a different day because the bridge was closed when we first tried to view the falls an a weekday afternoon in July.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved the scenery and loved taking photos there. In the evening the bars open up and there are a great deal of drinkers who have over indulged running around. Not a safe place at night.

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Spencerport, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Most waterfalls are located in idyllic settings so it is unique to see a nice waterfall in the heart of a city. The pedestrian only bridge Pont du Rennes provides a good overlook of the falls area which was where the heart of Rochester's early industrial center, esp for it's flour mills. On a nice day, it is good to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Numerous trails are available to hikers and the views along the Genesee River are breath-taking. Get away from the city WITHOUT leaving it. When you're in the gorge, it's a totally different world, just like being in the wilderness. If you're into hiking or just sight-seeing, this is a tour you've got to take.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pedestrian bridge spans the gorge for a spectacular view. Want to savor the view? Stop in at the Genesee Brew House rooftop terrace.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The view of the falls is awesome from this location. Benches line along the walkway so you can stop and take in the scenery. On nights when the redwings are playing its a great place to take in the fireworks.

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful Heritage area that the city is trying to build up! The walking bridge over the Genesee River is very high up. The falls are located right in the middle of the city. We saw a deer down below.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Never saw a waterfall in the middle of a city before. View from the pedestrian bridge is great. Stop in the Genesee Brew House while you're there. Go see Lower Falls if you can.

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Address: 60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614
Phone Number: 5854288095
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester

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