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Join us for a Guided Hike on the Genesee Riverway Trail (GRT). The Lower Falls Foundation will lead participants on two separate and uniquely themed hikes. Conquer the GRT!

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Genesee Riverway Trail

October 8th, 9:00am
Part I: The History and Importance of the Genesee River

This tour will include educational stops along the trail highlighting the history and ecology of the GRT. Participants will also enjoy beautiful views of the Genesee River and Lower Falls Gorge. The walk is just over 6 miles, with a few stairs and uphill inclines, although not many.
Walk begins at Maplewood Park, ends at Ontario Beach Park
Registration $25, Members Free
Join us as a member and enjoy the event at no charge!

November 12th, 9:00am
Part II: The Underground Railroad

Please join us to complete the southern portion of the GRT. This hike comes in just under 6 miles and will begin at the Genesee Valley Park, walk north to Maplewood Park and the Lower Falls Gorge. This tour will include educational stops along the trail highlighting the fascinating 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 how important the Genesee River was in delivering former slaves to freedom.
Walk begins at Genesee Valley Park, ends at Maplewood Park and the Lower Falls Gorge
Registration $25, Members Free
Join us as a member and enjoy the event at no charge!

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GRT Signage

Arrive prepared:
Restrooms: available in three of the parks which will be visited
Transportation after the walk: Indicate on the registration form if you will need transportation back to Maplewood Park
Proper walking gear: Comfortable sneakers or hiking boots. Most of the trail will be paved.
What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen

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Remember, if you join us as a member, you can enjoy the event(s) at no charge!