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COVID-19 Update


The NYS Phase-1 Reopening Plan is allowing low-risk outdoor recreation activities to resume in Monroe County.  Kayak and canoe rentals are part of the list of activities now permissible.  The GWC will be open for kayak and canoe rentals beginning Sunday, May 24th. For the month of May, we will only be open on 4 specific days, 5/24, 5/25, 5/30, and 5/31 in order to work out the operational processes to maintain a safe and fun environment for all of our paddlers. We hope to be open full time beginning in June so that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the great outdoors once again on our amazing waterways. We ask that anyone seeking to paddle abide by all social distancing guidelines during the rental process and of course to have as much fun as possible in the great outdoor once we get you on the water! We request that if you rent you wear a mask for the rental and waiver process, but you will not be required to keep the mask on once on the water.  This will keep our staff and your fellow paddlers safe and help us to make sure that we are able to continue serving this community throughout the summer.

Questions? Email us at info@geneseewaterways.org



The GWC is where rowing happens on the Genesee River.  We not only have our own club masters and juniors programs that are open to all, but we are host to High Schools and Universities from all over Monroe County.

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Whether an avid outdoor adventurer or a novice ready to hit the water for the first time, we are the perfect place to host your paddle outing.  Our rental package comes with everything you need to enjoy a day on Rochesters rivers and creeks.  We give you equipment and instruction and then the adventure is up to you!

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GWC hosts the only man-made whitewater park in the State of New York. Join ust this summer for one of our our incredible kids or adult boot camps.  We will give you the tools you need to take your whitewater experience to the next level.

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 (585) 328-3960

149 Elmwood Ave.

Rochester, NY 14611

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