Lower Genesee Loops Tour

17 Stops
Duration: 02:00:00
Distance: 4022  Loop

NOTE: Because the Clean Waters Bridge is currently closed, the first "loop" is not possible and you should follow the second loop beginning with the Palisaded Fort Site.

This narrated walking tour guides you across the Genesee River and through park lands designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted. You can park your car or bike at Lower Maplewood park, the first stop on the tour. You can also follow this tour on your bike, and then continue along the Genesee River Trail north to Charlotte, or south to the Lower Falls.

This walking tour is arranged in two loops. Following the first loop, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the river as you cross a pedestrian bridge to Seneca Park. You’ll walk south along the eastern edge of the park at St. Paul Street, which was once a toll road. Then you’ll cross over the Veterans Memorial Bridge to the west side of the river and return to the starting point. On the second, shorter loop, you’ll learn about early Rochester settlements and the history of Kodak.

The tour includes contributions by Jim Farr and features historic photos from the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center Rochester, N.Y.

Lower Maplewood Park is located along the Genesee River Trail.

To explore the Genesee River trail, tap: https://www.cityofrochester.gov/grt/

Enjoy your tour!

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