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Lower Gorge of the Genesee--Natural Wonder in the Heart of the City

Lower Falls overlook.

The Lower Gorge of the Genesee River is a wonder of natural and human history, and it's accessible to you every day via an array of paths, parks, and programs!

Just downriver from the better known High Falls area downtown, the Lower Gorge boasts stunning cascades, sheer cliffs, marshes and wetlands, grand bridges, towering trees, past and present influences of industry and the city's history, and many other elements that will strike your senses.

The Gorge is a natural marvel unmatched in any other city. Through Maplewood Park, the Genesee Riverway Trail, Seneca Park, Turning Point Park (part of the Riverway Trail), Seth Green Fishing Access, and more, you can immerse yourself in the Lower Gorge. Guided walks in the Gorge are offered through the year, including at the annual Maplewood Rose Celebration and occasionally the Flower City Looking Good series.

See also: www.lowerfalls.org.


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