Connect People to the River

A critical piece of the Genesee RiverWatch mission is to connect people to the river, encouraging them to explore, experience and celebrate the river.  We strive to create awareness through outreach, events and improved access to the river for boating, fishing, hiking and biking.

Latest News

  • Paddle with Us on June 11, 2022 June 6, 2022
    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 ...
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  • Summer 2022 Paddling Program April 19, 2022
    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 lower river and to learn about the fascinating history of the Genesee.  This summer’s program ...
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  • Paddling the Genesee – 2021 Season Report & 2022 Outlook December 10, 2021
    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 well as Black Creek and Red Creek.  In total, 71 people joined us, with each ...
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  • Paddling the Genesee – an Early Summer Update June 28, 2021
    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 June 27, 2021
    Join Genesee RiverWatch and the Genesee Waterways Center for a summer of paddling on the Genesee River.
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  • May Weekend Paddles May 11, 2021
    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 March 8, 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 January 26, 2021
    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 January 26, 2021
    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 boots and explore the trails and sights along the Genesee, its tributaries and the four Finger ...
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  • The Story Behind the Genesee Blueway Map December 19, 2020
    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 Blueway Map and the additional resources arising from this project – an interactive version of the ...
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