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Armond Bassett Canoe Race

Saturday, August 8th

Genesee Waterways Center's river location will be closed for regular canoe and kayak rentals this day, as we are host to the 11th annual running of this great canoe race.
Guide Boats, C4, all canoe and kayaks welcome!!! T-shirts to the 1st 100, awards, water and snacks provided.

  • Distances: 10 mi, 6 mi, 3 mi
  • 6 Mile C-1 Pro Race with cash prizes, starts at 9:30am
  • 10 Mile Marathon Race, 3 Mile Fun Race, starts at 11:00am
  • Registration: 8:30 am (registration form linked here)
  • Entry Fee: $25.00 per person
  • For further informations, call Kevin Berl at 585-733-4043 or Tim Henning 315-926-5749

    Upcoming Sculling and Rowing Classes

    Come join us!

    Our next rowing sessions start this coming Monday and Tuesday!

    • Full 16 class session of Learn to Scull/Row from June 29th-August 19th (link)
    • Intermediate Sculling and Rowing from June 29-August 19th (link)
    • Experienced Master's Sculling/Rowing Program from June 3o-August 16th (link)

    Rowing Programs  

    What boosts strength, teamwork and community spirit? What’s a fabulous way to improve your fitness, and your bond with nature?  It’s rowing ...Click here to learn more.



    Kayaking Programs  

    The Lock 32 White Water Park is a beautiful spot where paddlers of all ages come to learn to kayak!  Whether it is whitewater or flatwater, we have all the fun you need.  Click here to learn more.



    Kayak & Canoe Rentals    

    The Genesee Waterways Center offers kayak and canoe rentals, for the best paddling on the unique waterways of the Genesee Regions. Click here for more information.

    Welcome to the Genesee Waterways Center!

    We are a not-for-profit organization located in Western New York State that promotes canoeing, kayaking, rowing and sculling on the unique waterways of the Genesee Region.     
    At the Boathouse in Genesee Valley Park, you can enroll in one of our rowing, sculling or outrigger canoeing courses.  We have 600 feet of accessible docks that comply with the ADA and are the entry point to the scenic waterways and the trails surrounding GWC. Our rental facility gives people access to canoes and flatwater kayaks.

    GWC’s Lock 32 Whitewater Park in Pittsford is the only man-made whitewater course in New York State; at this facility we offer whitewater and flatwater kayaking programs and equipment rentals, swift water rescue training, and ACA instruction certification classes.  It is a dynamic park that draws people of all ages to the water!