The farthest point north that you can navigate with a boat in the Genesee river, is a place called Cobb Hill Landing. There is a cable barrier to prevent you going past. Well its for the best as not far past this is High Falls. The waterfall is 96ft.
Here on west bank side is wall docking with hookups and a pump-out station. There are a few places to eat and drink. Just be very careful about the people walking around, as you are steps away from the downtown area.
Walk north along the path into the city. The river cuts right thru the center, again right up to the High Falls and the Genesee Brewery.
Or go explore and find a local delicacy called a ''Garbage Plate''...look that up.
Genesee Brew House -
Rochesters own beer house. Come drink a Genny.
Dinosaur BBQ -
Uh, hungry?? I said are you hungry???
Park at Cobbs Hill Landing and walk north on the path to the Court Street bridge. Smell it yet?
Hang a right to the otherside of the bridge. Now grab a seat and fill your face.
I recommend the platter sampler. Oh and see the sides options?...yes you can get a shot of whiskey as a side. It's that kind of place. Live bands here some nights too.
Now good luck crawling back to your boat.
Staybridge Suites -
Hotelrooms on the river with wall docking at the backdoor. Yes if you need a break and want a nice room on land. This is steps away from your boat. It also has full hookups.
Head north on the Genesee river from the canal. It is not that far up and on the west side of the river is this hotel.
Hose 22 Firehouse Grill -
Inside a former 1916 Firehouse, is this unique restaurant. Great indoor decor in this large open area. It will be tricky to find a good boat docking spot here around the Port of Rochester. It will be a couple of blocks to walk and uphill but well worth the trip if you are into fire dept memorabilia.
Our location and how to contact us...
Mile 313.60'ish on the Erie Canal
Call or text: email for phone number
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and less in some places.
The western Erie Canal does have speed limits.
The Canal Corp staff at the locks and the lift bridges, actually keep track of your times passing thru. They contact the staff at your next stop, to let them know traffic is coming and to expect your arrival time. Some staff even operate two separate lift bridges.
Also bank erosion.
Even though the banks of the canal is covered in large rocks, your wake is undermining it.
This is why we have these ''Guard Gates'' that you pass under every few miles. If the canals embankment has a blowout, these drop to prevent mass water exiting. It has happened.
Watch your wake.
*Please put contact info on your outdoor gear like kayaks; canoe; dingy; life jackets / preservers; throw rings; bumpers / fenders. Anything that can come off your boat.
The reason is, say if your kayak slipped off without you knowing and is found out by itself. Now local fire depts and the Coast Guard will be out looking for a potential water rescue victim(s).
These rescue teams can contact you without doing a massive search for a non-existing emergency.
We all want to find those in need of help, but wayward items just puts undue stress on resources.
If you are out on the Great Lakes or other waterways around them and looking to eat.
'Dock and Dine' lists eateries that you can easily access by boat. In most cases you can dock right there or it is a very short walk.
Check them out or send them a link to your favorite place for them to list.
Hey, do you live on the Erie Canal or close by and want to be a local host?
Hosts help people on the canal like the walkers; cyclists; kayakers; boaters and others. All these groups are so different, yet use the same space here on the canal. Local people that live on the canal, see all the people and some want to help.
Mixed in the listing on the webpages here will be a few Erie Canal Hosts. They might have a private dock; a place to pitch a tent or RV spot; a parking spot for your car or trailer for an extended stay; a local onsite person to help with issues or as a guide.
Does that sound like something you want to assist with? Send me a message and I will try to explain the details better.
Do you need your boats AC unit serviced?
Located in Tonawanda NY, western end of the Erie Canal. Call Tim (716) 831-0333
Fellow big boat owner and good guy.
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How about do you need a campsite on the western Erie Canal?
You are in luck...