High Falls, Monroe County Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"See thrilling views of a thundering cataract in the middle of a thriving metropolis. If you’re not a lifelong resident of Rochester, you may not know that the city’s nickname, “The Flower City,” did not originate with the city’s extraordinary collection of lilacs, azaleas, and rhododendrons at the lovely Highland Park. Long before the flowers arrived, Rochester’s growth centered around its status as “The Flour City,” the acknowledged capital of America’s flour production.
Wheat fields dominated the landscape, and mills ran day and night here on the banks of the Genesee River—and this majestic falls, one of the largest in western New York, provided the power to grind wheat into flour for cooks and kitchens across the country."