Being a tributary of Lake Ontario, the Genesee River flows through the Twin Tiers of NY and PA. The river continues to generate power for Rochester’s downtown.
The Irondequoit Bay and Creek areas comprise most of Ellison Park and have very shallow water. Many species, including beavers and turtles, make you feel more connected to nature.
Black Creek is accessible from Jefferson Road in the city. The creek is an excellent spot for kayaking, especially for more seasoned kayakers.
Mendon Ponds Park is located ten miles south of Rochester. Its distinctive geology led to its designation as a National Natural Landmark in 1967.
The Erie Canal is a fantastic spot to kayak with your friends and family, and it’s technically possible to kayak the entire 300-mile length of the canal.