Genesee Riverway Trail - Lower Maplewood Park and Lower Falls Park

The Genesee Riverway Trail is an off-road trail for walking, running and bicycling along the Genesee River. It extends through the scenic, historic and cultural heart of Rochester, from the Erie Canal to downtown and Lake Ontario.  It provides pedestrian access to the Genesee River, its scenic gorge, three waterfalls, eight pedestrian bridges and eleven parks, including four historic parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. 

Upper Maplewood Park and Lower Falls Park

The Maplewood Park Trail is a wooded path on the upper ridge of the Genesee River Gorge through Maplewood Park. The area is a favorite spot to enjoy the fall foliage. Upper Maplewood Park features the nationally accredited Maplewood Rose Garden, picnic areas and a parking lot located off of Driving Park Avenue. 

Lower Falls Park is located on the south side of Driving Park Avenue. The trail crosses at street level and on a path under the Driving Park Bridge.  Lower Falls Park offers spectacular views of the 85-foot Lower Falls and the picturesque Driving Park Bridge as it gently descends down into the Genesee River Gorge. The trail then crosses over Middle Falls providing trail goers with a unique view of the falls.