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Address: 200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122
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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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Bike, Run, Walk - perfect place for all of these and more.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julie T
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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174 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a very pretty and picturesque trail which also carries historical significance - well maintained and worth a visit.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank DancerWriter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars 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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Makakilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This Genesee River empties into Lake Ontario. The walkway is well maintained and offers amazing views. The Lighthouse close to Lake Ontario is outstanding. There are tours of this historic lighthouse along the way with a small shop. Across the parking lot there is a local favorite Custard shop, a restaurant and other shops. There was a project for a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We enjoyed walking part of this trail during a beautiful summer day! The water was gorgeous and a nice breeze was blowing. A nice break during a busy vacation.

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