Paddle with Us and Learn About Environmental Stewardship on the Genesee River – Saturday, August 5, 2023

On Saturday, August 5, 10:00AM-1:00PM, join Genesee RiverWatch, the Seneca Park Zoo Society, and the Genesee Waterways Center for the third trip in this summer’s series of guided paddles on the Genesee River.  On this trip, we will paddle up the Genesee, part of the Erie Canal, and Red Creek.  Along the way, Dave Wall, Community Science Coordinator at the Seneca Park Zoo Society, will teach us about invasive species (both flora and fauna) threatening the Genesee and other waterbodies in our region.  

In addition to improving our ability to be stewards of our environment, we will have the chance to explore Red Creek – a hidden gem abundant with wildlife, including great blue herons, kingfishers, painted turtles and more!  

We’ll meet at the Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Avenue, between 9:30 and 10:00A.M.

Paddlers of all skill levels and at least 10 years old are invited.

Pre-registration is required at the Genesee Waterways Website.

Boat rental pricing is as follows:

  • City residents: Single kayak: $15 l Tandem kayak: $25 l Family of 4 – 2 tandems for $40
  • Non-City residents: Single kayak: $30 l Tandem kayak: $45
  • Bring your own boat: $5.00- use code OWNBOAT when you register!
  • City residents – Use Code CITYDISCOUNT for single kayaks and CITYDISCOUNT2 for tandem kayaks to get discounted pricing when you register

Any questions? Call the Waterways Center at 585-328-3960.

You may also want to make plans for the final two paddling events of this summer:

Sunday, September 17th, 10:00AM – 1:00PM  Paddle the Erie Canal to Lock 32 (Clover Street).  Along the way we will pass through Lock 33.  If you have never gone through a lock in a kayak, this will be a unique experience!  

Saturday, October 7, 3:00PM – 6:00PM (Roc the Riverway Weekend)  Enjoy the Rochester City skyline from water level during this evening paddle to Corn Hill and back.

See you on the River!

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