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High Falls

Enjoy the sight of Rochester's downtown 96-foot waterfall, flowing into the gorge below, that is perfect for a photo op when visiting.

Strolling along the city streets of Rochester, visitors might find themselves at High Falls. This large waterfall, wider than it is tall, pours water from its 96-foot drop to the gorge below. The Brown’s Race area was once full with mills and factories. At one point in time, this area was where Rochester’s main economic growth developed from.

The location underwent several changes, including the new pedestrian bridge for the best view of the waterfall. Additionally, the area is a location for visitors to learn about the history of Brown’s Race. More recently the area has become a business district with new office spaces and apartments.

Take a walk along the Pond de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge for best viewing. There are several benches and historical markers along the way. Extend your time is the district by taking a self-guided tour around area encompassing about one mile.

“Went for a quiet walk from the town centre to the High Falls, majestic and powerful nature at work. The falls are best viewed from the roof of the Genesee brewery.”

—Jim M., Trip Advisor

Take Amtrak to High Falls

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Rochester Station in Rochester—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!