Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park is a linear park that follows the river from Driving Park Blvd. and the Lower Falls to just north of Route 104, ending at the pedestrian bridge over the Genesee. Learn more about the history and geology during a guided walk with the Lower Falls Foundation.

 

Lower Maplewood

The parking lot at the Maplewood Rose Garden in Lower Maplewood is your starting point when visiting the Lower Gorge and Falls.

 

Maplewood Rose Garden

 

Maplewood Rose Garden

Maplewood Rose Garden Fountain

Mplaewood Park Casconchiagon Indian Village

Maplewood Park: Kelseys Landing

 

Walk under the Driving Park Bridge from the Maplewood Rose Garden to Lower Falls Park along the GRT (Genesee Riverview Trail)

 

Maplewood Park Guided Tour of Lower Falls

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park Driving Park Bridge

 

Lower Falls Park

 

Lower Falls Maplewood Park

Lower Falls Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park: Lower Falls Park

Maplewood Park: Seat of Remembering and Forgetting 2

Maplewood Park: Seat of Remembering and Forgetting 2

 

Middle Falls (accessible via the Genesee Riverview Trail, owned by RG&E)

 

Middle Falls RGE

 

Middle Maplewood

Continuing north along the Genesee Riverview Trail will take you through Middle Maplewood, located in the Seneca Parkway area just south of Route 104. The GRT takes you under both the Driving Park and Memorial Bridges.

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

 

Upper Maplewood

The Upper Maplewood section, 1.5 miles north, will connect you via pedestrian bridge to the east bank of the Genesee River to Seneca Park, another Olmstead-designed park along the Genesee Riverview Trail.

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

Maplewood Park

 

Special Events

On a warm Saturday in mid-June, you’ll find the rose garden in full bloom for the annual Maplewood Rose Festival. The festival is much bigger than just 3,000+ rose bushes, though they certainly are the star of the show. The Maplewood Community Association sponsors lower gorge tours, yoga, rose & photography workshops, historic architecture walks, music and entertainment. The festival is only one day, but you can freely enjoy the rose garden June through November.

In October, Maplewood is again a destination on the agenda for River Romance weekend. Early Autumn is a beautiful time of year to enjoy river-centric activities. Check the City of Rochester website for the schedule of activities each year, which includes tours of the Lower and Middle Falls and the Lower Gorge. RG&E typically runs tours of their plant at Middle Falls as well.

Debi Bower

<p>Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.</p>