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Letchworth State Park

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Address: Castile, NY
Phone Number: 585-493-3600
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this 14,340-acre...
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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Most amazing view in Fall

To keep it short and sweet, for people who have sen grand canyon, Imagine that with beautiful colored trees if you at peak of fall in this area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Carteret, New Jersey
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Carteret, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To keep it short and sweet, for people who have sen grand canyon, Imagine that with beautiful colored trees if you at peak of fall in this area.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed the waterfalls and the canyon. Although not nearly as spectacular as the Grand Canyon, Letchworth State Park is still quite beautiful and worthy of a visit. Enter the park through the Castile Entrance in the south end to save time since the 3 waterfalls, canyon, visitor center, Glen Iris Inn and museum are all located near the... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have lived in upstate NY for almost 19 years and it took until this year to see Letchworth State Park. Question is - why did we wait so long?? Wow, we will come back and spend more time - we were just passing through this time! The upper falls are spectacular! Might consider camping there.

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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

No wonder this park has been voted #1 among all state parks in the U.S. This park has lots of beautiful sights, the canyong, the three large waterfalls, the bridges. We stayed at the Glen Iris Inn and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Would like to come back in the fall to see a different aspect of the landscape.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

On the way from Watkins Glen to Niagara we happened upon Letchworth State Park totally by chance. Living as we do in Letchworth Garden City (UK) we couldn't resist the chance for a flying visit and were impressed... but had to press on unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful park to walk. Children's play areas. My young nephew had a great time. I did make the mistake walking down all the steps at the lower falls. I knew going up would be hard, it was my knee wanted to give out. Fortunately there's places to sit and rest. All the rest are easy overlooks. So beautiful, we want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you like waterfalls, without all the commercialism, you have got to stop by, or make this a destination. The waterfalls at this park are absolutely beautiful. I would recommend seeing these falls over Niagara Falls, every time! Plus, the park has beautiful grounds that the kids can get out of the car and run around while you are preparing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This park is a must-see in the area. Beautiful falls and trails. The landscape is stunning, in all seasons.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lots of hiking trails, picnic areas, benches, beautiful scenery and waterfalls. Glen Iris Inn is a good location to eat after a long hike in the park. They also have cabin, campgrounds, rentals for lofts. IN summer, they have hot air balloons.

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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A rainy day ended with some sun & great hiking. Got to see all 3 falls with some great picture taking! Kids even enjoyed it! The day ended w/a great meal @ the historic Glen Iris Inn, a must!

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