Revel in Its Riches
The Erie Canal turned Rochesterville into an American “boom town,” and today’s Rochester is the third largest city in New York. The canal first traveled through the center of the city across an 800-foot stone aqueduct over the Genesee River, a major achievement at that time! Visitors can still see the second, sturdier version of that feat, built in 1842 to replace the original aqueduct, it’s the base of the Broad Street Bridge. Now Erie Canal boaters reach Rochester via the Genesee River. While the canal no longer flows directly through the city, Rochester’s downtown is accessible on the water by way of the Genesee River. Docking and services are at Corn Hill Landing in the historic Corn Hill neighborhood. Many museums & cultural institutions are a short bike or car ride from the waterfront.
Services at Corn Hill Landing