Category: Connect People to the River


Summer 2022 Paddling Program

Since 2015, we have partnered with the City of Rochester and the Genesee Waterways Center to offer guided canoe and kayak trips on the Genesee.  These excursions are great opportunities to explore the “wilderness in the city” that is the…

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Paddling the Genesee – 2021 Season Report & 2022 Outlook

There is no substitute for experiencing the Genesee from water level.  That’s why between May and October, Genesee RiverWatch partnered with both the Genesee Waterways Center and the Erie Canal Boat Company to provide guided paddles on the Genesee, as…

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Paddling the Genesee – an Early Summer Update

We are off to a great start this summer with record numbers joining us for guided paddles on the Genesee!

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Summer Paddles on the Genesee

Join Genesee RiverWatch and the Genesee Waterways Center for a summer of paddling on the Genesee River.

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May Weekend Paddles

Genesee RiverWatch and Erie Canal Boat Company are partnering to offer guided river paddles over two weekends in late May.

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Events On and Around the River in 2021

From hiking to paddling, there is a lot happening along the whole length of the Genesee River.

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Hiking along the Genesee: Letchworth State Park – East Side

This is one of the hiking ideas that Genesee RiverWatch has compiled along and around the Genesee River.

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Genesee Watershed Hiking Ideas

Dear Friends of Genesee RiverWatch, When the pandemic hit us last year, many of our normal activities were cancelled or became quite risky.  Rather than sit in the house and wait for warmer weather, we decided to put on our…

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The Story Behind the Genesee Blueway Map

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2020 Year-End Appeal series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. In this installment, we take you “behind the scenes” to describe the origin and development of the newly launched Genesee River…

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The Story Behind the Petten Street Access Dock

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2020 Year-End Appeal series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. The new canoe/kayak access dock on the Genesee River at Petten Street in Rochester, NY was formally opened on September 12th. …

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