Rochester Rows Kayaks Canoes with GWC!

We Bring Rochester to the Water!

Welcome to Genesee Waterways Center.

Our City of Rochester location in Genesee Valley Park is the area’s premier location for rowing and flat water kayak and canoe rentals. We also operate New York state’s only man-made whitewater kayaking park, at Lock 32 in Pittsford on the Erie Canal.

We have rentals, lessons, and programs for everyone – from novice to advanced. Explore our offerings and we’re sure you’ll find something rewarding and fun for yourself, or your whole family!

Rochester is blessed with the terrific water resources of the Genesee River, the Erie Canal and of course, Lake Ontario. GWC is lucky enough to operate its headquarters from a commanding location only 600 yards north of the intersection of the canal and the river.
Come visit us and join us for all kinds of opportunities “on the water”!

With GWC, you  can:

  • Join a group in paddling our outrigger canoe on the river, or…
  • Take a Learn-to-Row class, or…
  • Grab a kayak and cruise up Red Creek, or…
  • Find a friend and take a canoe on the canal, or…
  • Head to Lock 32 for whitewater kayaking, or…
  • Do do some of our 5-day-a-week winter training for rowers, or…
  • Volunteer to help with a river clean-up, or…
  • Join a group in paddling our outrigger canoe, or…
  • Do a team building event with your company or school, and…
  • the list doesn’t really end there!

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