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

Reviews

Loved this trail!

   June, 2013 by mmeeske

I thought I had rated this trail previously but don't see it on the site. We did half of this trail, from Lake Ontario Park to Maplewood Park. I saw some road bikes but hybrids are a great fit for this trail. Signage was very good, a bit hard to find ...read more

homecomming

   May, 2013 by mikefla

I plan to head back to my hometown Rochester this summer and I am elated that there are so many biking options. I know my old city well and it may be one of the most cycle-able cities ever! read more

TrailLink.com map is not correct

   July, 2012 by craigmcg

This trail runs from Scottsville road south of the University of Rochester to Lake Ontario. It is quite well marked in most places, so you should not have a problem. The online map has two major problems: 1. it shows the trail ending in downtown ...read more