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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
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Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this...

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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This park was voted #1 in the US. I cannot agree more. The park is 17 miles long with numerous overlooks at the dam, the granite cliffs, and waterfalls. It is complete with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hartville, Ohio
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Hartville, Ohio
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76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park was voted #1 in the US. I cannot agree more. The park is 17 miles long with numerous overlooks at the dam, the granite cliffs, and waterfalls. It is complete with restaurants and gift shops. But the falls!!! Three separate fallsl, the Lower, Middle, and Upper, and you can get up close to all of them. We are... More 

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Yorktown
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best maintained campgrounds we've ever seen. As others have said, the waterfalls are magnificent and easily accessible via short trails from paved parking lots. Camping is a 5 or so miles from all the activities, but we liked that. We had preregistered so check-in was easy. If you have dogs, make sure you book in one of... More 

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park is listed as the #1 in the country. Having lived in New York State for the better part of my life, I had never heard of it. So glad I have now. It has everything: trails, camping, museum, Native site, a wonderful Inn and restaurant. It is kept absolutely immaculate. It is a Carry In/Carry Out park. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to camp and hike.Visited falls both day and night. Campground and park are well kept. Hiking trails could use better signage. We got turned around on main trails. Great place.

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Thank Tom J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You pay at the entrance and get directions where to go, but you really don't need the directions because of the signs posted everywhere. This park began as donated acres and grew. We drove to all the falls because of timing and was able to see them all within 1 hour. This is clearly not enough time to enjoy the... More 

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Monson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we first got there, we thought it was a farce as there was almost no water in the river at the base of the dam. However, the further we went into the park we began to appreciate the scenic vistas of the gorge/canyon walls and meandering stream/river that ran through it. Although the water level was very low, the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We havn't visited this park in probably 35 years. This time, after retiring, my wife and I actually had the time to take our time and with late September, 80 degrees plus low humidity, not a cloud in the sky, no summer crouds and no fall leaf peepers in sight, I don't think we could find a thing to improve... More 

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Millis, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here finally after reading an article on it. I enjoyed the few days I was able to spend here. Only draw back was I went in August and it was in the 90's so I couldn't hike as much as I would've liked. Loved the scenery! The views of the canyons and the falls are great and there... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Letchworth State Park is centered on the spectacular Genesee River gorge. It has several beautiful waterfalls, and there is a trail that runs for about seven miles parallel to the river. The park also has other smaller trails. We went on a guided walk which was excellent.

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boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard from friends that this is worth a visit, and they were right! The Park itself large and well cared for, with plenty of camping and picnic areas and hiking trails, but the Middle Falls is perfect – 100+ feet of gently cascading water falling over multiple ledges. Ribbon Falls was barely a trickle when we were there, but... More 

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