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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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Buffalo, New York
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317 reviews 317 reviews
150 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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908 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Spring Hill, Florida, Usa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is an annual festival over the Columbus Day weekend in October. It is great and well organized plenty of the parking and shuttles. Very good venues offering variety . . . good food! Only a park fee to enter. Very little seating along the venues and eating areas.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We've seen some pretty nice spots for fall foliage in eastern Canada/USA but this one beats them all. The 2-hour drive from home was worth every minute of it. We spent a few hours in the park driving from vantage point to vantage point and having lunch at the Glen Iris Inn. Even though it was past peak and the... More

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Pittsburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My daughter picked this out for us to see. Breathtaking views all through the park. Small museum which is free. Interesting fossils inside although my kids were most intrigued by the corded telephones that you could lift to here a recording about the artifacts. They didn't know what they were, lol. We planned on swimming there but didn't have the... More

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Newark, D
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There are lots of scenic overlooks on the road through the park. Take the time to enjoy as many as you can. The waterfalls are also excellent, although traffic can be pretty heavy on weekends.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The scenery is always beautiful.....in any season! The falls really do rival Niagara Falls. I love the museum and visiting Mary Jemison's statue.

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