High Falls is both the name of the waterfall and the district in the city where it can be found. The waterfall can best be seen from the Pont de Rennes Bridge, spanning the Genesee River between High Falls on the west bank, and the Genesee Brew House on the east bank.
Plenty of parking on both sides of the river
I recommend if your goal is to simply to see the falls, then park at the Genesee Brew House off St. Paul Blvd. and head up to the roof for a drink, or grab a window seat and a meal inside. Now that you’re a patron, take a stroll on the bridge.
If you are also interested in the geological and industrial history of the region, or to learn about the great work Greentopia is doing to revitalize the space, start on the west side and park on the street or in the parking garage on Lake Ave. Wander the beautiful cobblestone streets, look out over the original Brown’s Race mills, and visit the High Falls Interpretive Center and Museum.
More information about High Falls
- Cost: Free
- Located in the City of Rochester (get directions)
- More information: cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589936495
Here’s a quick video on the GardenAerial project lead by Greentopia: