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It's okay for a walk, combination paved trail and boardwalk. Follows the Genesee River, which the river banks definitely need some cleaning up from litter.

7 days ago

10 days ago

This is a very nicely maintained trail. I do not think it warrants a moderate difficulty rating. The bird life and their sounds around the swamp area were absolutely a beautiful concert to experience.

We do this trail a lot. We usually part off of Boxart and walk down the steep hill to the boardwalk- we follow the boardwalk to the end and turn around- though the trail does go further than that. It's a nice trail to use with a stroller, though the hill near the parking lot is a bit tough. We had followed some of the trails through the woods there too and liked them- they they are not as stroller-accessible. The trail is generally well maintained and clean. There is plenty of parking and it's a nice place to watch water fowl and I often see people fishing there as well. We had seen lost of turtles as well and frequently see fish jumping out of the water. It's a nice trail for families.

This is one of our favorite local trails. It's easy to find and has decent parking available. It's easy enough the kids can do it with ease and we love that our dog can come along. The trail is generally well maintained and clean. The kids love wading in the water and the boardwalk.

11 days ago

Easy, short hike. The falls were nice but overall it's not a trail we would do again. As other reviewers noted there were a number of used syringes on the ground as well as condoms, broken glass and other trash. We didn't see any caves but from the pictures it seems it may be on the other side of the river.

19 days ago

Very muddy and a lot of trees have fallen onto the path. I think the loop around the park was okay, but the trails within the loop looked more interesting (orange and blue I think).