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Letchworth State Park

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Address: Castile, NY
Phone Number: 585-493-3600
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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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On way from Niagara to Boston visited good for few hours

This was unplanned activity. We were there to Niagara , so instead of straight drive back to Boston, decided to stop by. I Selected this place based on too many good reviews. for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was unplanned activity. We were there to Niagara , so instead of straight drive back to Boston, decided to stop by. I Selected this place based on too many good reviews. for me, it was quick 2 hour visit and hence i can not say much about entire park, trials etc. entrance near to visitor center in park is... More 

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

Just stunning beauty with lots of hiking trails. Great place to have a family picnic. My only complaint is that the one pool is closed while the other is so far away and always packed. Sadly we've never gotten the chance to use it no matter how many times we've driven all the way too it

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Irvington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The rolling hills just west of the Finger Lakes don't tell you that they are hiding a national gem, but for a mere $10-per-car, you can drive in from any of five entrances into what is legitimately called " the Grand Canyon of the East." A 17-mile twisting gorge, some 550 feet down to the riverbed from its highest pints,... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group contained a handicapped person who physically would not be able to walk very far so we really didn't get to do as much as other families. Still, we very much enjoyed the drive through the park and stopping at the viewpoints that would allow everyone a chance to see the falls and the amazing views. We did not... More 

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views of the canyon and waterfalls are breathtaking! A real must see if you are in a general vicinity of the park. It took us some time to find an open entrance into the park since all but one were closed. Once inside there are many vantage points from which you can see incredible views. Lower falls, upper falls,... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3 huge waterfalls, very scenic area, lots of easy hiking. Plan on 2-3 hours to see falls and catch lunch. Restaurant at lower falls is very good for the small place that it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on our week long family camping trip. The scenery was very nice. Lots of things to do both at the park and in the towns near by. It's only about an hour from Buffalo and an hour and a half from Niagara Falls! I would definitely recommend.

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Letchworth State Park is a must see for any family. We have camped, picnicked, hiked, and enjoyed the park on many occasions. The camping areas are clean and conducive to a great outdoor experience. The many miles of hiking trails can keep you going for days, with breathtaking views at every turn. The falls themselves are a wonder of nature,... More 

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selden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to Niagara Falls we stopped over for one night and explored this park. It was amazing! Clean! Worth the trip without a doubt. Drive along the road and stop at the overlooks and do some hiking. You can picnic and they have ice cream. The museum and the gift shop are worth a see too.

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Winsted, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently spent the better part of a day in Letchworth State Park. We parked near the Upper falls and hiked up to the Lower falls and then back. It was approximately 10 miles and we really enjoyed ourselves. The trails were well marked and the falls and the views were absolutely breathtaking! A few points to... More 

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