Genesee Riverway Trail

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The Genesee Riverway Trail links the area's vast array of recreational, historical and cultural attractions to diverse neighborhoods and the Seaway Trail, Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor and the Genesee Valley Greenway. The Genesee Riverway Trail is popular for walking, jogging, bicycling, inline skating and cross-country skiing. You can also access the river for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing and bird-watching.

The trail runs from the scenic Ontario Beach park in Irondequoit and travels south into the heart of the city, taking in a dramatic long boardwalk in the river near Lake Ontario. From here the trail continues into downtown Rochester. A few scenic pull-outs offer stunning views of the high waterfalls along the river. Farther south the trail ends in the suburb of Brighton, where it meets the Erie Canalway Trail.

You'll find signs along the way at major access points for directions, mileage and trail precautions. Most of the trail is accessible, although there are some steep, rough or narrow areas with limited passage for those with mobility concerns. Check with the city of Rochester for more details.

Parking and Trail Access

There are numerous access points throughout the city of Rochester. The best parking is available at:

* Genesee Valley Park
* Bausch & Lomb Park
* downtown garages (fee)
* High Falls District
* Maplewood Park
* Seneca Park
* Turning Point Park
* Ontario Beach Park


Nice path North and south. Confusing in the middle

   June, 2015 by carolbikertrek

My friend and I did a circular trip starting in Fairport, NY. Went along the Erie Canal to Niagara Falls and then back along Lake Ontario. Picking it up at the north it was an enjoyable ride for the first few miles. Loved the long wooden bridge over the more


   February, 2015 by scooter15

Just moved to the area and am an ultra runner. Can't wait for spring so I can run........for miles:) I've run parts in chili but wondering how safe once you get passed chili? read more

Link to Rochester PDF Trail Guide

   June, 2014 by rdelaney99 more