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Address: 200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122

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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Nice long walks along the river

Trail runs from Charlotte to downtown. Some parts are a boardwalk near and sometimes over the river offering great views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerry T
Cupertino, California, United States
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Cupertino, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail runs from Charlotte to downtown. Some parts are a boardwalk near and sometimes over the river offering great views.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Genesee Riverway is a wonderful and beautiful trail-like path that can take you a very long distance. I used it only to follow along the Genesee in downtown Rochester, and even that little stretch was gorgeous. You can hike, bike, or take out your roller blades and just have at it. The curbs all have graded on-off "ramps" for... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We started this bike ride at The Genesee Valley Park. We had the choice of ride either the Canal bike path or the Genesee riverway trail. We found out on the canal bike path, it was closed after 1.2 miles! It would have been nice to bike it longer, we turned back and picked up the Genesee riverway bike trail... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Form the Charlotte pier south through the city or Rochester to the PA line this trail is great for all activity. I've covered every inch from the pier to Mt, Morris and it's a great place to walk, run, bike, ski or snowshoe. Even found horseback riders using the trail south of the city. You get everything from the lake,... More 

Thank Julie T
Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

A FREE outdoor activity for the whole family. You can walk at your own pace and learn about the waterways contribution to commerce and everyday life.

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Genesee River Trail is a delightful way to see Rochester and nature. The intermingling of river, waterfalls, deer, turkey, and sky-scrapers is something I will never forget.

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Mainz-Kostheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We ride on the Erie Canal every year, but this year decided to start in Rochester on the Riverway trail and then hook into the Erie Canal towards Fairport. It's a great trip, and nice to stay in downtown Rochester. The only negative is that the signposting could be much better to show how to get from the riverway trail... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We have biked several portions of this, including one by Genesee Valley Park, which is lovely. Most recently we started at Cheltenham Street and rode down to the lake. Turning Point Park is especially nice--a peaceful place to hear bullfrogs and birds and to look at historic photos of what was there in the 60s.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk and could take our pooch with us. The weather was beautiful and you can go on one of the bridges that cross the river to take photos of the river. Many people were riding their bikes so you need to watch out to share the trail. There were informative signs with photos of the river... More 

Thank Ozge G
Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

One of the few American rivers that runs north! - emptying the rich agricultural land to the south into Lake Ontario. Makes it an unattractive brown but .. so ... The Genesee and its falls, made Rochester. If you know where you are going, you can bike from the U of R (and long before that along the old Erie... More 

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