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“Nice daytime trail”

Genesee Riverway Trail
Ranked #28 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.
Rochester, New York
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice daytime trail”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Very nice scenery and marked trail. The boardwalk that extends over the Genessee River is fantastic. I would not wander this trail alone as it is too close to the city of Rochester and sometimes there are questionable characters on the trail. The closer to city center, the scarier it gets. Stay away at night. Great for biking too.

Visited February 2014
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Rochester, New York
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great walking locations”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Great places to walk along the river. Try from the Rose Garden area north or the portion by U of R south.

Visited October 2013
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not all of it!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I'm too old to do it all. Walked the Pier at Ontario Beach Park, sailed the Mary Jemison on the Erie Canal, saw the lower river below Corn Hill and High Falls. Totally awesome! What a neat place is Rochester!

Visited September 2013
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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
110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“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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