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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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Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to go to Letchworth for a couple of years now after seeing it featured in a travel magazine. It's billed as "The Grand Canyon of the East" and while I think it's a lot smaller than the Grand Canyon, and certainly a different geologic makeup, it is really very impressive! Plan to spend an entire day... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This park, called "Grand Canyon of the East", has everything: canyons, waterfalls, amazing views, great hiking trails and even a little museum. A must see! We visited the park in August 2014 and took some nice pictures with waterfalls and a rainbow.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

"Grand Canyon of the East" is right on albeit on a smaller scale. Drove the western rim stopping at various turnouts and the Upper and Middle Falls. Glad we made the side trip. But map handouts were lacking with many turnouts not shown on the map. Warning: Do not use CR30 when driving in from the east pulling a trailer.... More

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Rome, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a beautiful place, my family of 18 stayed in 4 cabins in the E section, they were very quaint cabins. They were equipped with beds, mattresses, fridge, table and chairs, and a stove. More than what I expected! Outside was a fire ring and a picnic table. Bathrooms were directly across the dirt road. The park is absolutely beautiful,... More

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Syracuse, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You cannot miss an opportunity to see Letchworth State Park. New York State has a terrific Park system and this one is one of the crown jewels. There is so much to see and enjoy. You will be glad you did this for yourself!

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Oswego, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So much has been said about this famous state park that I can only reiterate things. We went there in early September after the crowds had gone. For us, such beauty can be truly enjoyed in the peace and quiet of early morning. We drove from the north park entrance in Mt. Morris, Ny toward the south park entrance about... More

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North Parkersburg, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the park is beautiful, the middle falls are lit at night and are well worth seeing. The gorge trail has limited views at times,but is a nice hike. We rode motorcycles there from Parkersburg WV and were not disappointed that we made the trip. We ate at the Glen Iris Inn which was built in 1959 and the food was... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have not been back for 14 years but I really miss this Park. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. It does not offer the endless vistas that the Grand Canyon does, but, it is called The Grand Canyon of the Northeast. If you are a nature and bird lover, please go to Letchworth. While... More

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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a wonderful place to spend time outdoors, hiking, picnicing, swimming, etc. Get a map so you can plan your day! Plenty of parking if you want to drive from spot to spot taking in the breathtaking views. Be sure to get down to the river level to see the Middle Falls. You can park down there and walk a... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went camping for 4 days at the end of Aug 2014. The park is beautiful with many overlooks to pull over and look at the 550 ft gorge. The camping is similar to an Ontario provincial park except the park is huge ( approx 25 mins to drive from top to bottom with no stops) and the gorge/waterfalls are an... More

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