Rochester’s Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail leads you to some of Rochester’s most historic locations and landmarks, including the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, the second Erie Canal Aqueduct, Old City Hall, and the Rundel Library, where you can visit the Local History & Genealogy Division to learn even more about Rochester’s history.

Download the free Tour Blend app, or tap the photo below for a free audio-narrated tour along the path of the Old Erie Canal, which is now part of Rochester’s Heritage Trail.

Check out these additional resources for even more ways to experience and explore Rochester’s rich history:

You can take a virtual trip through Rochester’s past using this interactive timeline

You can also download the Heritage Trail Brochure and Interpretive Signs, or a detailed history of the Broad Street Bridge and the Erie Canal, as pdf files.

The Heritage Trail and High Falls are located along the Genesee Riverway Trail, a scenic multi-use trail which runs through Rochester from Lake Ontario to the Erie Canal.  It is a designated National Recreational Trail, and connects to both the statewide Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the Genesee Valley Greenway Trail, which continues south along the Genesee River.

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