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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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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Be careful getting there, phone map quest took us river "road" dirt one lane trail, LOL I would park end or middle and recommend the gorge trail. great scenery. we did not hike the whole 14 mike trail 7 each way. We stayed near the upper and middle falls. We also had lunch at the glen iris reasonable and good... More

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Toronto
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW via mobile

The hiking trails vary in length and terrain. Many involve a lot of steps! Wonderful views. Good lookouts on the drive into the park.

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Rochester, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Luckily, I've had the opportunity to explore the many acres of Letchworth State Park and with over 50 visits during my lifetime, I am still not disappointed. The pools are now open and the front one is the largest in the area for public swimming. It is so massive that even on the hottest days (we were just there on... More

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Martinsville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visited the park for one day and was amazed at the beauty. Comfortable temperatures and plenty of trees and breeze. A must see if in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We took our kids here last summer for a 4 day weekend. The views were beautiful as was the park. There was an amazing pool to cool off in after our hike. I would not recommend for toddlers and strollers as they would not be accommodated well.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It has been aptly called "The Grand Canyon Of The East." Three spectacular falls, the upper, middle and lower rise and fall around the gigantic gorge. Antique stone walkways afford picturesque views accompanied by gentle mists. There are many well kept shaded picnic areas with table and grills. Perfect place for magical memories!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Even with only a day to check out the highlights of the park, we had a great time. The three falls are wonderful, the lower falls are so worth the short walk and 170 steps to get up close! I can't believe that more UK tourists haven't discovered NY state, and this is certainly a wonderful place to get out... More

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Pooler, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This park is absolutely beautiful! It has trails, camping, waterfalls, a gorge, a beautiful restaurant if your up for it and so much more. If you want to get a cabin, I do recommend having a reservation, though. Also a reservation on the weekends in the "high camping times" for any kind of camping at all (that's just how popular... More

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Elma, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This park is a 'must see' for anyone who likes to marvel at nature's beauty. So many trails to hike at varying degree of difficulty and length. The falls are so glorious. The park is 'carry in, carry out' so no garbage cans around -- please don't litter. I love it all. We go year after year and always find... More

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Voluntown, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We began going to Letchworth in 1996, and have gone about every other year. The natural beauty is breathtaking. The first year, we took 9 rolls of film. We stay in the D cabins, which are one step up from camping. You have electric, fridge, stove and bunks. You have to walk down to the bathroom and showers. There is... More

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