The Genesee Riverway Trail links the area's vast array of recreational, historical, and cultural attractions. 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 paved trail begins in Irondequoit's Ontario Beach Park at the mouth of the Genesee River. There, you'll find a long boardwalk providing outstanding views of vast Lake Ontario. The trail heads south from the lake shoreline towards downtown Rochester. A few 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 and the Genesee Valley Greenway.
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