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Genesee River's High Falls

60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614
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Ranked #25 of 58 attractions in Rochester
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Walking
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Pittsford, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Part of the walkway over the river is plowed so you can walk across and get great views and pictures of the falls even in winter. The Genesee Brewery is a great place to stop for a tour, tasting, shopping, exhibits, and lunch or dinner.

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Shippensburg, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is amazing how you can find a beautiful waterfall in the middle of Rochester NY. Went to the visitor's center. Met by a very friendly knowledgeable young man who was very eager to answer our every question. When in Rochester this is a can't miss. Agree the surrounding area could use some sprucing up - garbage picked up, weeds... More

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Cortlandt Manor
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244 reviews 244 reviews
30 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

With some real city leadership, Rochester's High Falls could be a natural downtown attraction, and Mecca for new real estate investment. For ideas, look, for example, at what Greenville SC has done its downtown and river falls. Potential for a pedestrian catwalk over the falls, continuous walkways, colored lights at night, and clean up of the Genesee River, etc.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This area of Rochester is definitely worth a visit- with a walking tour and a wonderful bridge over the river. The history about the mills that were powered by Brown's Race is fascinating and there are historical markers around to give you an idea of what happened where. A giant waterwheel has been uncovered so you can get a sense... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It was near dusk when we got there and museum was closed. No problem. Walk-way is easily accessible and takes you right out in front of the falls. Very picturesque, well worth seeing. Not Niagara, but way cool. 5 deer were grazing below the bridge along with three wild turkeys. We might have eaten at one of the two restaurants... More

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Somers, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We parked on the street near the bridge (1 hour parking) and walked out to see the waterfall. It's a nice view: the bridge is pretty high up, and the waterfall is pretty impressive. But the surroundings are a bit dilapidated, and could be spruced up a bit. Some walkways, a few small restaurants, tourist shops, maybe some greenery... would... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I agree with "jeshhh" on his title for the area. The Genesee brewery is right off the foot/cycling bridge. Needs and infusion of cash and some caring caretakers. This area is mildly difficult to get to if you aren't familiar with this part of Rochester. I would recommend the stop especially if you are going to the art museum and... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great Views from the foot bridge. Nice area. Renovated warehouses, Bridge's northern view over looks waterfalls with Downtown in the background. Bridges southern view looks at the genesee river towards Lake Ontario. If you're a beer drinker, the Genesee brewery is across the bridge, and now has a restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the falls and downtown.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This area could be really nice but it seems to be struggling. The view is pretty and the waterfall is worth a look, but the area is a little dead with a lot of things closed or blocked off. I would love to see this area revitalised and spruced up, because it has so much history and potential. It's still... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

In how many towns can you head to the city and find a beautiful monster of a waterfall? Rochester, NY has it. I love taking my husband, or my kids out onto the 1/2 mile (?) long walking bridge to look into the Genesee River gorge and stare at the beautiful High Falls. It never gets old.

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