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Letchworth State Park

Castile, NY 14427-9714
+1 585-493-3600
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Way more than I expected...

The place is really nice, there are a lot of picnic areas, three water falls, at least in May we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cesar A
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Hermosillo, Mexico
Wonderful canyon in New York state

We live in White Plains NY, traveled all over United States,visited many national and state parks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria N
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White Plains, New York
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Letchworth State Park, the "Grand Canyon of the East," is where a 17-mile stretch of the Genesee River roars through the park's scenic gorge with three major waterfalls and cliffs as high as 600 feet, surrounded by lush forests. Recently named Best State Park in the nation, Letchworth's new Humphrey Nature Center is a must-see. Walk the seven-mile Gorge Trail with jaw-dropping views at the overlooks or take the trail to the water's edge. I addition to trails, several hundred campsites and cabins, other amenities and activities include a pool, playground, athletic fields, festivals, cultural events, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, whitewater rafting, and hot-air ballooning.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand canyon” (248 reviews)
“lower falls” (112 reviews)
“hiking trails” (81 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Castile, NY 14427-9714
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+1 585-493-3600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is really nice, there are a lot of picnic areas, three water falls, at least in May we got a great weather. Be prepared to walk, we used the car to go from falls to falls and we still put like 4 miles...More

1  Thank Cesar A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in White Plains NY, traveled all over United States,visited many national and state parks in the past 35 years, and, it came to us as a a great surprise that we have such a grand canyon in our state. One full day is...More

3  Thank Maria N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped at Letchworth State Park, the "Grand Canyon of the East," based on the recommendation of a friend. We had a great time, though the weather was a bit wetter than we would have liked (early September). The camp sites were large, with gravel...More

2  Thank ThunderMonkey65
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

there is no place on earth like this. and I am the lucky one to have it in my backyard. it was sad that the new trestle had to go, but the new arch is beautiful and the whole project should be open for all...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were planning on stopping through to see Middle Falls but didn't realize that we needed to use the southern entrance of the park. When we arrived at the park's northern gate we realized it was a further half hour drive to the falls and...More

3  Thank U791RChb
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to halt somewhere before we reach Niagara falls and trust me we should thank ourselves for choosing this place. It's a great place to spend with family. There are couple of good size waterfalls here. I believe so people halt here before going...More

Thank Ravindra V
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Breath taking views with a large array of family or individual attractions. You must visit and experience what God has created. You won't leave with out thinking when can I come back again. My wife and I fell in love with this part of New...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is a beautiful park. The falls are far nicer than Niagara. Natural setting. You can spend hours here. We rented a car and drove for a few hours. We had a nice lunch in the restaurant by the falls. There is also a small...More

1  Thank Alaynna K
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This park is so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed these falls and the scenery so much more than Niagara. We ate at the restaurant and had a wonderful meal out on the terrace. There is also a little museum that was interesting.We had a car...More

Thank Alaynna
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

We wandered in here after the Mt Morris Dam. We drove the entire length of the park and worked our way back to the start. We saw all of the waterfalls, the one I was less than satisfied with was the Upper Falls, as we...More

1  Thank Brian R
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Azzuizees
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
The lawns! The picnic areas and the play areas.
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travelhelp2014
April 22, 2018|
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Response from heracr | Reviewed this property |
New rental homes are beautiful. you might want to call them they book way in advance though. there are also real cabins with or without electric and camping spaces also.
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Derek C
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Christina K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we also went with 3 kids and no dog. Although we did not do much hiking, the best sites that everyone enjoyed were the middle Falls with the Glen Iris Inn, wolf Creek Falls (good picnic area) nature museum with mini... More
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