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Genesee River's High Falls

60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614
716-325-2030
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Ranked #25 of 60 Attractions in Rochester
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Walking
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Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A really lovely spot. Best view is from the bridge. There is a visitor centre, but it was closed in the evening when we went there.

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VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Genesee Falls and Gorge really are right in the middle of downtown Rochester. Parking is available in a garage about 2 blocks away and about a block from the High Falls Visitors Center. The garage has an elevator. The best view of the falls and the gorge is from the bridge that crosses from the High Falls Historic area... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Spectacular falls in downtown Rochester. Go in the day time (I don't think they light it up at night as much as they used to) and hope the there's been some rain in the preceding days as that will add to the spectacle). Irrespective, you won't regret the visit.

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Sunbury, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

$2 for parking and we were able to get plenty of enjoyment from just walking around and taking in the view. Hopefully one day the area will recover.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love post industrial sites mixed in urban environmetns. Here there is also the beautiful natural falls scene. The thing that I like mosts that it is real. Not too touristic, not a lot of people, you don't have to fight to enjoy the view. Very nice...

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Seems to be promoted as the jewel in Rochester's crown. Frankly is it boring and no scenic at all. It might have historic significance but ..... yawn

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Whitby,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Been coming to Rochester for many years but never took the time to explore the downtown. A recent article in the Toronto Star mentioned the High Falls. So after a visit to the Rochester Market (great), we tried our GPS but for some unknown reason it failed to locate it, then we just followed the Genesee River in the downtown... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The view from the pedestrian bridge overlooking High Falls in downtown Rochester, NY is nothing less than spectacular. In addition to the 80 foot High Falls that spills out of downtown Rochester, there is the great view of the city skyline, and directly below, both the rapidly flowing Genesee River and an interesting isolated island. You may feel like a... More

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Pittsford, New York
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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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