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.
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