||Zoo Falls and Zoo Cascade
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||Unnamed streams draining
into the Genesee River in Seneca Park, Rochester.
||Public park designed in
1891 by Fredrick Law Olmsted. There is a well-maintained
footpath which follows the rim of the Genesee Gorge
in Seneca Park. You can park your car in the upper
level near the Zoo or in the lower level in the northern
end of the park. Walk toward the river and you will
find this trail. The cascade is a 2 minute walk and
the waterfall a 10 minute walk north of the lower
||Easy on park trails. There
are several stairways down to the river bank including
one to the base of these waterfalls. Moderate on "informal
trail" to Stutson Street Bridge.
The four-mile partion of the Genesee River from
the Memorial Bridge to the Stutson Street Bridge
is a beautiful "urban wilderness" with
the meandering river in a wide gorge which is totally
isolated from the city above. There is an informal
trail which continues beyond the northern boundary
of Seneca Park which will let you see much of this
wonderful place. We've seen deer, fox, beaver, hawks,
an osprey, and lots of waterfowl on several hikes
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