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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, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

glorious fall tree colors. can get close to the upper, middle and lower falls on the Genesse River. Hikes were level and trail heads convenien for parking. However no snacks or drink places open this time of the year.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very beautiful park, visit it to enjoy stunning fall colours. Canyon views are splendid and spectacular hence photographer's delight.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My mother was born within a few miles of Letchworth so I have been visiting the park all my life.I like to drive from one end to the other stopping at all the special spots - the waterfalls, the museum, the Mt. Morris Dam, Glen Iris Inn, family reunion spot, cousin's wedding spot, and on and on. Spring there is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Newly acquired Opera amigos declared suddenly in a gust of operatic tonsil- activation, "We are going to Letchworth". Who are we to argue, considering their vehicle was open to the breeze and eminently more comfortable then our rented one. Only 45 Km, south of Rochester, this turned out to be a park rich in history, while showcasing its ample scenic... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We hadn't been aware of this gem until the friends we were staying with suggested a visit. It was superb!! Fall colours made it even more special in the warm sun. Wonderful views of the canyon which has excellent viewing/photography points. Plenty of parking at both high and middle falls which were really spectacular. So much to see that we... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For years I had been hearing about the "Grand Canyon of the East" and I was determined if I was anywhere in the area I would make the visit and I was so fortunate to do so the first week of October - prime foliage! Add that to a perfectly pristine, beautifully laid out park and breath-taking views, well, it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Got there about a week late for the fall foilage, but still worth a 4 hour drive to get there. The waterfalls are beautiful. There was even a rainbow by the middle falls! Very little parking by the middle falls, as there was more than one wedding party there. Beautiful place for wedding pictures! Will definitely go back in summer... More

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