Announcing the First Paddle of 2023 – June 23, 2023

Register soon – limited space is available. Pre-register (required) here.

Join us at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 23, 2023, for the opening of the 2023 Genesee River Paddling season presented by Genesee RiverWatch, the Genesee Waterways Center, and the City of Rochester.

Family Fun Day – Learn to Paddle

Friday, June 23, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Genesee Waterways Center

149 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY, 14611

Learn to kayak or canoe | Land & water games and activities for the whole family | Snacks & refreshments provided | Ages 5 and up

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.

City residents: All boats FREE |Non-City residents: Single kayak: $30 | Tandem kayak: $45 | Canoe: $45 | Bring your own boat: FREE

Register soon – limited space is available. Pre-register (required) here.

Upcoming Paddling Events

Several more paddle events are scheduled for this summer. For more information and to pre-register (required), click here.

Community Paddle – Red Creek Paddle – Sunday, July 9, 2023

Community Paddle – Stewardship Paddle – Saturday, August 5, 2023

Community Paddle – Journey from GWC to Lock 32 – Sunday, September 17, 2023

Community Paddle – City Skyline Paddle – Saturday, October 7, 2023

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