Independent Walks along the Genesee Riverway

Tour Blend has partnered with the Genesee River Alliance to create and promote a series of “Independent Walks” along the Genesee River corridor.   You can enjoy these audio guided walking tours while following recommended safety guidelines.  If you have an iPhone, get the free Tour Blend app from the App Store and activate one of the following tours.  If not, you can download and print the two-page brochure or view it on your mobile device.

Eco Loop at High Falls District

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On this narrated walking tour, along with sites of Rochester’s historic industrial development, you’ll enjoy amazing views of Rochester’s High Falls. Activate the “EcoLoop Walking Tour” in the Tour Blend app or download the two-page brochure: Independent Walk – Eco loop.

Lower Falls Tour

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This narrated walking tour takes you past a spectacular 110’ waterfall and over a hydro power station, and includes Kelsey’s Landing, a National Underground Railroad Network site. Activate the “Lower Falls Walking Tour” in the Tour Blend app or download the two-page brochure: Independent Walk – Lower Falls.

Downtown Riverfront Tour

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This narrated walking tour begins at Corn Hill Landing Park and heads north along the river trail.  You’ll cross several historic bridges, including the aqueduct which once carried the Erie Canal over the Genesee River.  Activate the “Downtown Riverfront Walking Tour” in the Tour Blend app or download the two-page brochure: Independent Walk – Downtown Riverfront Walk

Genesee River South Loop Tour

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This narrated walking tour begins near the Ford Street Bridge, and continues along the west bank to a civil war camp and historic railroad bridge.   It returns back along the east bank, along a former “Feeder Canal”.  Activate the “Genesee River South Loop”  tour in the Tour Blend app, or download the two-page brochure: Independent Walk – Genesee River South Loop.

Charlotte & Port of Rochester Loop Tour

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This narrated walking tour begins at Lake Ontario Park, and follows the west bank of the  Genesee River from Lake Ontario to the O’Rorke Lift Bridge. It then loops back along Lake avenue, with a final stop at Abbott’s Ice Cream.  Activate the “Charlotte & Port of Rochester”  tour in the Tour Blend app, or download the two-page brochure: Independent Walk – Charlotte

Lower Genesee Loops Tour

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This narrated walking tour is arranged in two loops, which begin and end at Upper Maplewood Park.  Following the first loop, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the Genesee River as you cross a pedestrian bridge and return over the Veterans Memorial Bridge.  On the second, shorter loop, you’ll learn about early Rochester settlements and the history of Kodak.  Activate the “Lower Genesee Loops”  tour in the Tour Blend app, or download the two-page brochure: Independent Walk – Lower Genesee Loops