Flatwater Canoeing and Kayaking

You’ll love the variety of incredible paddling opportunities available to you from our docks in Genesee Valley Park.

Our headquarters is located on the Genesee River. Beyond simply kayaking and canoeing on the river, you can visit the Erie Canal (only 700 yards away!) and then enter Red Creek (another 200 yards east off of the canal), which is absolutely the  favorite destination for springtime trips, as well as the most popular location for school, Scout and other organized  groups. Black Creek is also accessible by paddling five kilometers south on the Genesee River.

May and June are perfect times for school groups and other group outings. The likelihood of  seeing incredible wildlife in Red Creek is particularly good in mid-spring. The barn swallows alone (under and around a bridge) are worth coming for! We commonly see bald eagles, hawks, kingfishers, king birds, red-wing blackbirds, blue herons, green herons, muskrats, deer and more in the spring. River otters are occasionally sited. Beavers were not uncommon in  the spring of 2016, particularly slightly south of our location on the river.

2017 Schedule and Rates

Our early season rentals will begin in mid-May. All early season paddling is done by appointment only.

Our REGULAR** season dates of operation for 2017 are May 29th through September 4th.
Monday – Friday: NOON – 7:00pm* (last boats out at 5pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm*(last boats out at 5pm)
* The final outbound boats must leave our dock two hours before our closing time for the day.
** Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day we will be open 10:00am – 6:00pm

GWC’s fall livery season will begin after the Labor Day weekend. Except for appointments and group events, we will probably only be open for rentals on Saturdays and Sundays in September.

  • Paddle Time
  • 1-2 hours
  • 2-3 hours
  • 3-4 hours
  • Cost Per Person
  • $20
  • $26
  • $32