|The 2022 Genesee River Paddling Program Begins on Saturday, June 11, 2022 |
for Beginner & Experienced Paddlers at the Genesee Waterways Center
Join us at 10:00am on Saturday, June 11th for the opening of the 2022 Genesee River Paddling season presented by Genesee RiverWatch, the Genesee Waterways Center, and the City of Rochester.
Meet at the entrance to the Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY. We will leave from the Waterways Center at approx. 10am and plan to return at 1:00pm. Guides will describe the history of the Erie Canal as well as the 19th century Genesee Valley Canal and Genesee Valley Canal Railroad that paralleled the river.
Beginning paddlers, including those who have never been in a kayak before, will learn how to enter, exit, paddle, and control their boat. Knowing these basic skills will vastly increase your enjoyment on the water and is a prerequisite for what we have termed “intermediate” events later this summer. Experienced paddlers will also enjoy this outing and can explore the Genesee, the Erie Canal, and Red Creek. Red Creek is especially fun with its abundant wildlife and sense of being isolated from the hectic pace of life nearby.
Pricing for this year’s paddles will be unchanged from last year at $25 per person. We will have an all-kayak fleet available this year, and you can choose either single person boats or doubles. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and all paddlers should be at least 10 years old.
Updated registration information:
Pre-registration is required. Go to the Genesee Waterways Center website to register.
Should you have any questions, call the Waterways Center at 585-328-3960.
Add these 2022 Paddle Events to Your Calendar:
* Sunday, July 17 – Intermediate+ skill level. Lower River starting from the Petten St. dock
* Saturday, August 13 – Beginner and experienced paddlers. Waterways Center
* Saturday, September 10 – Intermediate+ skill level. Lower River starting from the Petten St. dock * Sunday, October 2 (ROC the Riverway) – Intermediate+ skill level. Lower River starting from the Petten St. dock
See you on the river!