Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, bird watching or nature study, Rochester offers a mecca of year-round opportunities for those who love outdoor trails. Several nationally recognized trails converge in Rochester. The statewide Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the Genesee Greenway Trail join with Rochester’s own Genesee Riverway Trail (GRT) in Genesee Valley Park. The GRT extends north through the heart of the City to Lake Ontario and the Port of Rochester before it connects with the east-west Seaway Trail. The GRT hugs both sides of spectacular Genesee Riverway for 16 of the course's 18 miles. It links 11 city parks along the way, each with its own network of trails and paths.