Genesee River Charlotte Area

Charlotte, New York 14614

Genesee River Charlotte Area

Genesee River (Charlotte Area) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Turning Point Park is a 112-acre wilderness setting in an urban environment. The term “Turning Point” has double meaning to the Charlotte residents nearby. Historically, the wide basin in the nearby Genesee River was a physical place that ships could turn around before encountering the Lower Falls. This was once a heavily used industrial area with ships visiting docks to load and unload coal, wheat, feldspar, paper boxes, and tourists. History abounds along the area of the Genesee River gorge you’ll paddle. The early settlements of McCrackenville, Carthage, King’s Landing, Frankfort, and Castletown are all but memories. Only Charlotte remains a familiar name. With the coming of the Erie Canal, Rochesterville grew. By 1834 the combination of these seven settlements became the city of Rochester."

Genesee River (Charlotte Area) Reviews

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Access to the drop in point at the park was somewhat difficult unless you knew someone to open the gates. You definitely want a cart of some sort to get your gear down the incline... thank god you don't have to come back up. Very quiet, calm water, nearly no current... nice views of of the surroundings. Wildlife was abundant... deer, a hawk, geese, a swan, and several jumping fish.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
1 - 3 hours
Class I
Best summer or fall
Turning Point Park, Seneca Park, Maplewood Park
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Dec 2018