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Letchworth State Park

Castile, NY
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Castile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls
Activities: Hiking
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... more » 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. « less
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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We took a drive up through Letchworth. First time in this area. The gouge was very pretty with hot air ballons on the other side. The road r/w's were mowed all along the route through the park. A very nice trip.

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Tecumseh, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We drove 6 hours to camp here. And I am so glad we did! As others have said this is one beautiful State Park. There is lots to see and do. Campgrounds are very nice (although I haven't camped in 20 years so I don't have much to compare it to) Ground was flat, clean, near washrooms (cleaned everyday) and... More

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VA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Letchworth State Park is an amazingly beautiful canyon carved through layers of rock by the Genessee River. It is most certainly the Grand Canyon of the East, but it cannot be compared to the majesty and size of the Grand Canyon. We entered through the Portageville Entrance at the Southernmost point of the park because it seemed closest to the... More

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rome, ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The title says it all. I have spent most of my adult life traveling out of NY to see the world; only to find this amazing State Park in my back yard. The staff at the gate was so kind and helpful - definitely ask questions as this is a somewhat large park and the map they give at the... More

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Markham, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This State park is a gem - ours to explore and enjoy. It is possible to explore part of the park in a day in a hurry. We spent two days there - 4 to 6 hours per day. Entrance is $ 8 per day with in and out privileges. It is also called a mini Grand Canyon. What is... More

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norfolk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

if you like rivers waterfalls and woods ,wildlife this is a place for your,no entrance fee a very good restaraunt on site food very good and not expensive,a lot of people think the 3 different falls are better than niagra l must admit they were very good , a must see if in the area

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We found this place while taking our daughter for a hot air balloon ride. We instantly fell in love with the nature here. Lots of deer, the falls are stunning and lots of trails to walk through. It's beautiful

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Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a beautiful place!!! After being at Niagara Falls - our teenagers thought this was better!! Gorgeous views and neat hikes!!! Definitely a must see!!!

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York, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautiful state park with many options of things to do. The water falls were perfect for photographing during our visit. The park was highly recommended and it exceeded my expectations. We only had a couple of hours but it was very easy to drive to each of the scenic points.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Came for the waterfalls which are amazing. My favorite was the middle falls which is near the Glen Iris Inn, a charming house given to the state by Mr. Letchworth along with the land. Along with the falls, take your time to hike along some trails. Along with the turkey vultures and eagles soaring beneath us in the gorge, we... More

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