Genesee Riverway Trail - Rochester, New York
Some Images From Our Hike
During our vacation to Rochester, while visiting the Maplewood Park and Rose Garden, we decided to take a hike :) My husband knows this area and wanted to show me some of the things he remembered from when he was a child.
The Genesee Riverway Trail runs over 16 miles of Rochester. We obviously didn't walk the whole thing but, I have photos, information, links of things I thought were really cool to see. Also I have links to more of our vacation Upstate New York.
The High Falls
The High Falls is also on the trail. We actually drove here first, then drove to the rose garden. From the rose garden, we started our walk on the trail to the Lower Falls. The High Falls has its own page due to the rich history of the site. You can read more about the High Falls here.
Our Starting Point (Walking)
We first visited the beautiful Maplewood Park And Rose Garden. This rose garden has over 3000 rose bushes. Very pretty and relaxing to visit.
Trail Entrance & Lower Falls Photos
Lower Falls Park
While on our stroll my husband took off into the woods (where he should not have been). I continued to look at the falls. After a while I decided to go looking for him and came across these unusual and intriguing sculptures. In the center of the 4 sculptures is a lonely seat. I took photos you can see below. I researched the sculptures and found that these sculptures depict the faces and hands of the community's youth. It is called as it states on the seat "The Seat of Forgetting and Remembering ".
The Seat of Forgetting and Remembering
- Download the full trail map (pdf)
Genesee Riverway Trail Map
The Lower Falls
While I was photographing this site, my husband returned with more photos from his venture into the woods. Below are photos of: the gorge, the lower falls, and the photos my husband took. A few are photos I took from the park view. The last image of the falls is a view from our hike to the bridge.
- Lower Falls of the Genesee in Rochester
The Lower Falls is an impressive and easily visited waterfall in an urban park setting. - GoWaterFalling.com
We then drove to the lake. We walked the park and the beach, both are beautiful. We had lunch and started on our way back. Below are some photos of the water. I will be adding more of the park soon so check back.