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Genesee Riverway
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The 16 mile Genesee Riverway Trail (GRT) is a scenic, multi-use trail that runs through Rochester along the Genesee River. It extends through the scenic, historic and cultural heart of Rochester, from the Erie Canal through downtown and on to Lake Ontario.  It provides pedestrian access to the Genesee River, its scenic gorge, three spectacular waterfalls, eight pedestrian bridges, and eleven parks, including four historic parks.

The trail is runs on both sides of the Genesee River from the south Rochester city line to Court St downtown, a total of 9 miles.  This section of trail has five pedestrian bridges and a variety of trail loops. North of downtown, the trail is continuous from  Middle Falls (Brewer St or Driving Park Ave) to Lake Ontario, a total of 7 miles.

The Genesee Riverway Trail is marked with a system of way finding and interpretive signs. Most of the trail is paved and easily accessible. Steep, rough, or narrow sections of the trail are clearly signed. Look below for a map of the trail that you'll find on most of the kiosks along the trail. The most popular sections of the trail are near the Lower Falls and the High Falls area.

Bridge over Genesee River near High Falls

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