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Address: 200 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611-4122
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Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic...

Popular with bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers and walkers, this scenic trail stretches thirteen miles along the Genesee River.

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What a wonderful view

Whether you wish to go to the brewery, picnic or stroll about this is a local gem. Architecturally historic and profound, the Genesee River walk and good weather presents the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whether you wish to go to the brewery, picnic or stroll about this is a local gem. Architecturally historic and profound, the Genesee River walk and good weather presents the visitor with lots of potential fun and activities.

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Cupertino, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Trail runs from Charlotte to downtown. Some parts are a boardwalk near and sometimes over the river offering great views.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Genesee Riverway is a wonderful and beautiful trail-like path that can take you a very long distance. I used it only to follow along the Genesee in downtown Rochester, and even that little stretch was gorgeous. You can hike, bike, or take out your roller blades and just have at it. The curbs all have graded on-off "ramps" for... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We started this bike ride at The Genesee Valley Park. We had the choice of ride either the Canal bike path or the Genesee riverway trail. We found out on the canal bike path, it was closed after 1.2 miles! It would have been nice to bike it longer, we turned back and picked up the Genesee riverway bike trail... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Form the Charlotte pier south through the city or Rochester to the PA line this trail is great for all activity. I've covered every inch from the pier to Mt, Morris and it's a great place to walk, run, bike, ski or snowshoe. Even found horseback riders using the trail south of the city. You get everything from the lake,... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A FREE outdoor activity for the whole family. You can walk at your own pace and learn about the waterways contribution to commerce and everyday life.

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Genesee River Trail is a delightful way to see Rochester and nature. The intermingling of river, waterfalls, deer, turkey, and sky-scrapers is something I will never forget.

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Mainz-Kostheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We ride on the Erie Canal every year, but this year decided to start in Rochester on the Riverway trail and then hook into the Erie Canal towards Fairport. It's a great trip, and nice to stay in downtown Rochester. The only negative is that the signposting could be much better to show how to get from the riverway trail... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We have biked several portions of this, including one by Genesee Valley Park, which is lovely. Most recently we started at Cheltenham Street and rode down to the lake. Turning Point Park is especially nice--a peaceful place to hear bullfrogs and birds and to look at historic photos of what was there in the 60s.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk and could take our pooch with us. The weather was beautiful and you can go on one of the bridges that cross the river to take photos of the river. Many people were riding their bikes so you need to watch out to share the trail. There were informative signs with photos of the river... More 

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