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."