Lower Falls Foundation announces their first annual walk on the Genesee Riverway Trail, in conjunction with Rochester’s River Romance Weekend.

grt-walk-logoRochester, New York – The Lower Falls Foundation announced they have created two uniquely themed guided tours. Part I: The History and Importance of the Genesee River, which will include educational stops along the Genesee Riverway Trail, highlighting the history and ecology of the GRT. Participants will also enjoy beautiful views of the Genesee River and Lower Fall Gorge. The walk will begin at Maplewood Park, and end at Ontario Beach Park. Just over 6 miles, with a few stairs and uphill inclines, although not many.

kelseys-landingOn a separate date, Part II: The Underground Railroad, which will be just under 6 miles, beginning in Genesee Valley Park and continuing along the GRT up to Maplewood Park and the Lower Falls Gorge. This tour will include educational stops highlighting the history of the underground railroad and the important people and places in Rochester that impacted the abolitionist movement. Participants will also gain a better understanding of the Genesee River’s importance in delivering former slaves to freedom.

The first walk will take place in conjunction with Rochester’s River Romance Weekend, on Saturday, October 8th, at 9:00am, with the second walk beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, October 22nd. Registration is $25 for each walk. Members are free, depending on membership level.

For more information, or to register, visit www.lowerfallsfdn.com/grt-walk