River Romance Weekend Begins
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The annual River Romance Weekend began Friday in the city of Rochester.
Mayor Tom Richards kicked off the start of River Romance Weekend at a ribbon cutting ceremony that also celebrated the opening of the Rochester Heritage Trail.
The Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking tour in downtown Rochester that leads visitors to 15 points of historical significance. Along the way visitors will learn information about the city through historical markers, plaques and 13 interpretive signs.
"We hope that it will be more and more attractive to people visiting. We also hope that people who live here just in their daily activities will notice more about the environment and about how special Rochester is,” said JoAnn Beck, Senior Landscape Architect for the City of Rochester.
Guided tours of the Heritage Trail will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. as part of the River Romance Weekend. The fall festival will include more than 40 activities for festival-goers that include additional walking tours, haunted hayrides into the gorge, a regatta and tours of the Charlotte lighthouse.