Plex Neighborhood & University of Rochester: Genesee Riverway Trail – Ford Street to UR Pedestrian Bridge to Ford Street – 2.9 miles round trip
Park on the street near the west end of the Ford Street Bridge. Walk the Genesee Riverway Trail south past the long-abandoned Vacuum Oil building whose cleanup is a key to the revitalization of this area. (If you wish a shorter – 1.8 miles – trip, cross the river on the renovated Erie Lackawanna railroad bridge.) Continue down the west side of the river to the University of Rochester pedestrian bridge near the new Staybridge Suites hotel. Cross the river and walk north along the east side of the river, through the University campus, back to the Ford Street Bridge.
This trail, being in the City, will have more walkers using it than other suggestions in this series. You may want to try it out early in the morning.