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Letchworth State Park

Address: Castile, NY
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Castile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this 14,340-acre park to view the dramatic...
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Suffern, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I visited Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY. Letchworth is a huge park that includes 14,350 acres along the Genesee River. I went with my husband, son and his fiance to visit this beautiful state park. My son and his fiance live in Syracuse so we left from their home. It is approximately 1.5 hours west of Syracuse NY and... More 

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Milton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My friend and I visited Letchworth State Park in August 2014. We did a two day one night stay and enjoyed our trip immensely. There are several beautiful waterfalls and the whole park is exceptionally clean and picturesque. We even got to see a few deer while we were there. We went to the park to do some photography and... More 

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Leicester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The frozen falls (while only accessible by walking through about 10 inches of snow) were absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend if you are anywhere near Letchworth that you take advantage of its natural magnificence every season!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It was beautiful with all the snow, but they only plow some of it and you have to have snow shoes to get to see any of the falls in the winter months.

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Marathon, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing views, huge waterfalls, lots of great hiking trails, and cabins. We were blown away at how beautiful it was here. We spent two days hiking and exploring and still didnt cover a fraction of the park, We hike alot and this was a place to remember! HIGHLY recommend!

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Irvington, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. I lived in that area years ago and it seems even more beautiful now. The falls and gorges are lovely and many paths to walk about. It is a mini Grand Canyon. Great photo opportunities abound.The winter time is great as well.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

They call it the Grand Canyon of the East it's a must we found it very interesting spent the hole day there.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great place to visit. It isn't far from Buffalo or Rochester and is fairly convenient when traveling on US 86 or 390 in NY. Waterfalls are great by themselves but when adding in the gorge, dam, and the leaves it makes for a great atmosphere. Would advise to be cautious with children. You can get right up close to the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful, accessible, available all year, hidden areas to explore, something for every season and every one. Hint try it in winter

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Ontario
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My family and I visited Letchworth State Park a few years ago and absolutely loved it. We went the beginning of September 2012. The trails are very easy to walk and well groomed. There are a lot of different sites to visit within the park with great learning opportunities for yourself and your family.

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