The Genesee River Trail is a scenic multi-use trail which runs through Rochester from the Erie Canal to Lake Onario.  It is a designated National Recreational Trail which connects to both the statewide Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the Genesee Valley Greenway Trail, which continues south along the Genesee River.

Tap here for information about the parks and historic districts along the Genesee River trail from the City of Rochester.

Tap here to access one of the six free guided walking tours along portions of the river created by the Genesee River Alliance and Tour Blend

UI - South Loop tour

The tours include:

  • Charlotte and the Port of Rochester
  • Lower Genesee Loops over two bridges
  • Lower Falls and Maplewood Park
  • High Falls Ecoloop over two bridges
  • Downtown Riverfront and aqueduct
  • South Loop from Ford St. Bridge

Genesee RiverWatch works to improve the water quality of the Genesee River and its tributaries. Tap here for their blueway map of the Genesee river for canoeists and kayakers who wish to explore  the river.