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Letchworth State Park

Address: Castile, NY
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Castile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this 14,340-acre park to view the dramatic...
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this 14,340-acre park to view the dramatic 600-foot cliffs, the famous "Vale of the Three Falls," and to picnic, hike or camp.
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Marathon, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing views, huge waterfalls, lots of great hiking trails, and cabins. We were blown away at how beautiful it was here. We spent two days hiking and exploring and still didnt cover a fraction of the park, We hike alot and this was a place to remember! HIGHLY recommend!

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Irvington, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. I lived in that area years ago and it seems even more beautiful now. The falls and gorges are lovely and many paths to walk about. It is a mini Grand Canyon. Great photo opportunities abound.The winter time is great as well.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

They call it the Grand Canyon of the East it's a must we found it very interesting spent the hole day there.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great place to visit. It isn't far from Buffalo or Rochester and is fairly convenient when traveling on US 86 or 390 in NY. Waterfalls are great by themselves but when adding in the gorge, dam, and the leaves it makes for a great atmosphere. Would advise to be cautious with children. You can get right up close to the... More 

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Livonia, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful, accessible, available all year, hidden areas to explore, something for every season and every one. Hint try it in winter

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My family and I visited Letchworth State Park a few years ago and absolutely loved it. We went the beginning of September 2012. The trails are very easy to walk and well groomed. There are a lot of different sites to visit within the park with great learning opportunities for yourself and your family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My Fiance and I have visited Letchworth in each season, and have been pleasantly surprised everytime. The park is amazing in each season, and we have enjoyed even the winter there. Our pictures are beautiful from every view.We have taken our dog, and the hiking has tons of options and different trails. This location is a must see and visit... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We hiked the gorge trail from the upper falls to the lower falls area. It's a beautiful park and a nice trail--definitely worth seeing. But there were a lot of people on the trail, at least in the early parts, and there are many places along the way that can be driven to, which makes the hiking a little less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We recently spent an afternoon at the park. You could access the three falls easily or with more strenuous hiking. The falls are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

You have to see this place in early to mid October. The leaves and waterfalls create quite a breathtaking view! Cabins are quite nice and reasonably priced. 17+ miles of raw canyon type beauty. And if you sit still for awhile you may get to see the bald eagles flying the gorge below you. I highly recommend at least a... More 

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