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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While spending some time in the Rochester area, employees of our hotel suggested we visit Letchworth State Park. They described it as "serene and beautiful". Having lived my whole life in the Empire State, then moving to South Carolina, it's odd that I had never heard of the park. But in the car we went and drove the hour or... More

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Syracuse, NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This was part of a bus tour/trip for the day. A Park Representative got on the bus as we traveled along and described certain areas and the interesting history of the park. We made too many stops (getting on and off the bus) to see certain things: waterfalls, a dam, unusually deep area, gift shop. But, we never stopped at... More

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Rochester Ny Area
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331 reviews 331 reviews
180 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

so pretty in all seasons(yes, we come to hike and cross country ski and snowshoe here)...lots of history; lots of geological science to see and learn about and appreciate. Great hiking. There are cafes; a restaurant; a nice museum; nice camping areas.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Internet exploration had suggested that Letchworth State Park would be a worthy destination, but we never could have anticipated how very special it is! One can certainly camp out there, but we stayed in the lodge, essentially a motel nestled among trees in close proximity to the Glen Iris Inn, which is the jewel of the area. We actually approached... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have been wanting to go to Letchworth for a couple of years now after seeing it featured in a travel magazine. It's billed as "The Grand Canyon of the East" and while I think it's a lot smaller than the Grand Canyon, and certainly a different geologic makeup, it is really very impressive! Plan to spend an entire day... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This park, called "Grand Canyon of the East", has everything: canyons, waterfalls, amazing views, great hiking trails and even a little museum. A must see! We visited the park in August 2014 and took some nice pictures with waterfalls and a rainbow.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

"Grand Canyon of the East" is right on albeit on a smaller scale. Drove the western rim stopping at various turnouts and the Upper and Middle Falls. Glad we made the side trip. But map handouts were lacking with many turnouts not shown on the map. Warning: Do not use CR30 when driving in from the east pulling a trailer.... More

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Rome, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a beautiful place, my family of 18 stayed in 4 cabins in the E section, they were very quaint cabins. They were equipped with beds, mattresses, fridge, table and chairs, and a stove. More than what I expected! Outside was a fire ring and a picnic table. Bathrooms were directly across the dirt road. The park is absolutely beautiful,... More

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Syracuse, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You cannot miss an opportunity to see Letchworth State Park. New York State has a terrific Park system and this one is one of the crown jewels. There is so much to see and enjoy. You will be glad you did this for yourself!

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Oswego, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So much has been said about this famous state park that I can only reiterate things. We went there in early September after the crowds had gone. For us, such beauty can be truly enjoyed in the peace and quiet of early morning. We drove from the north park entrance in Mt. Morris, Ny toward the south park entrance about... More

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