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“Pleasant walk.”

Genesee Riverway Trail
Ranked #27 of 143 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.
Pittsford, New York
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pleasant walk.”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We started at RIT and took the trail north to Corn Hill. Very nice walking trail. I have lived in Rochester for 13 years and never been. Would recommend to others.

Visited July 2013
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brooklyn, NY
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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“Nature in the middle of the city”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can start on this trail at Lake Ontario. It follows the Genesee River through an impressive gorge, a boardwalk over the river at Turning Point Park, past three waterfalls, one in downtown Rochester, and south past the University of Rochester. Much of the way you'd never know you were in a big city. Be aware there are a couple points where there is not a continuous trail, but check it out ahead of time and either do it in pieces, or follow the well-marked sections on city streets.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, New York
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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“Nice for walking or biking”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can even take a Segway tour. Trail runs up and down along the West side of the Genesee Gorge for miles. Beautiful river views and big old houses. We saw a family of swans last time. Two hundred years ago it was an area of pirates and malaria, but now it is a hidden garden that can make you feel far away from city life.

Visited August 2012
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Rochester, New York
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“From the Lake to the Falls!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Living near the lake we frequent the portion of the trail north of Driving Park and our favorite spot is the bridge at turning point park. It's amazing to be out on the riverbend among the wildlife. If we take the bikes we sometimes jot down to the beach for an ice cream. The trail is paved and well-maintained. There are some steep climbs back up to Lake Avenue, but otherwise it's a pretty easily walkable/ridable trail.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“An easy walk to view the high falls”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Take this easy walk down the river to gain an insight into the industrial era of the late 1800's. The viewing platform at the high falls offers a great photo opportunity.

Visited July 2013
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