Map of the Genesee Valley Greenway

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Genesee Valley Greenway

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Genesee Valley Greenway

LENGTH:

36 miles

SURFACE:

paved / compacted stone / natural

COMMUNITIES:

Rochester, Genesee Junction, Scottsville, Avon, Piffard, Cuylerville, Mt. Morris, Sonyea

HIGHLIGHTS:

thick woods, wetlands, rural communities

NEARBY TRAILS:

Erie Canalway
Genesee Riverway Trail
Lehigh Valley Trail
Erie-Attica Trail

LINKS:

Rochester
Regional Trails

The Genesee Valley Greenway is an unpaved public pathway that is located in Genesee Valley Greenway State Park. The state park is a 90-mile long open space corridor along the route of the Genesee Valley Canal and an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The corridor spans from Genesee Valley Park and the Erie Canal Trail on the south side of Rochester to the Village of Cuba in Allegany County.

The greenway passes through thick forests, past wetland, adjacent to farmland and past several small communities.

Conditions

The Genesee Valley Trail is not a developed trail and has a mixture of packed cinders and natural surfaces. At the north end of the trail, there is a paved surface near Genesee Valley Park on the south side of Rochester. The trail is open for non motorized use such as bike riding and hiking. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are recommended. Conditions may vary and some sections are closed during wet seasons.

The trail is not continuous throughout the state park corridor. There are some long and short gaps in the trail where trail users need to use local streets to get to the next section. South of Sonyea the trail is only open is a few separate sections.

Communities

The Genesee Valley Greenway goes past the following communities: Rochester, Genesee Junction, Scottsville, Avon, Piffard, Cuylerville, Mt. Morris, and Sonyea.

Nearby Trails

Erie Canalway, Genesee Riverway Trail, Lehigh Valley Trail and Erie-Attica Trail.

Rochester: The Genesee Valley Greenway connects to the Erie Canalway and the Genesee Riverway Trail at Genesee Valley Park near Interstate 390 and Scottsville Road. Connections can also be made to the north portion of Lehigh Valley Trail in this area.

Monroe County: The Genesee Valley Greenway intersects the Lehigh Valley Trail at a point near River Road ans S Road, about 4.5 miles along the trail south of Interstate 90.

Avon: The Genesee Valley Greenway intersects the Erie-Attica Trail to the north of Route 5 and west of Avon.

End Points

The north end of the Genesee Valley Trail is located at the intersection with the Erie Canalway in Genesee Valley Park, just west of Scottville Road and Interstate 390 in Rochester.

The south end of the Genesee Valley Trail State Park is located at the Village of Cuba. The trail is is bits and pieces from Cuba to Sonyea, with many closed sections and not shown on our map. The continuous portion of the trail stops just north of Sonyea along Route 36.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Genesee Valley Greenway near Rochester, New York.