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Very scenic walk on a beautiful day

We really enjoyed our walk and could take our pooch with us. The weather was beautiful and you can... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Ozge G
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Under-appreciated recreational adventure. Great short walk or long bike ride.

One of the few American rivers that runs north! - emptying the rich agricultural land to the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Rochester, NY
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Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122
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Reviewed 17 March 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...More

Thank Ozge G
Reviewed 8 February 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...More

1  Thank Rochester_NY_Chris
Reviewed 8 January 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...More

1  Thank GoCarolyn
Reviewed 8 January 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.

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great place to take your bike for a short or long ride. Family friendly lots of beautiful spots to just relax.

Thank 201charlenek
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a 9 plus mile round trip walk along the Genessee River this afternoon. Nice trail, well maintained , and scenic. Two weeks ago it must have been very pretty with the fall colors.

Thank RobertTower
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Parts of the Genesee Riverway Trail were really nice, such as the area near Rochester Lower Falls. The area near the Rochester Upper Falls was not as nice, a little too urban, and the trail stops for a while, you have to go on the...More

1  Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This trail is long, it runs from downtown Rochester to Lake Ontario. But the good thing is you don't have to do it all at once, you can shorten the walks up into only doing parts of the trail at different times. One of the...More

Thank elfie
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to unwind. Rochester I-day convention. Never been here but hotel staff at the Radisson Riverside said take the river walk.

1  Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Interesting trail to come and get some exercise in good weather or ride your bike for an afternoon stroll or something. It's interesting that the southern loop connects to the Erie Canalway. Would recommend this spot.

1  Thank holbrookalex7
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Are there any hotels/motels near this trail?
12 January 2017|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely there are hotels along the trail if you are in the city of Rochester. In other areas I am not sure.
Kurt K
Is there a place to rent bikes?
13 July 2016|
Response from DancerWriter | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so. Sorry.
Does the park still rent kayaks? If so, for how much and what are the hours of operation?
30 May 2016|
Response from Rochester_NY_Chris | Reviewed this property |
Yes, , I believe they rent kayaks and canoes on the river. Check at geneseewaterways 585 328 3960