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Gorgeous walkways and scenery

We walked several of paths which were well kept and provided glorious vistas of the canyon and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sacramento, California
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Beautiful quiet campground with waterfalls

We enjoyed camping and did the wonderful hike along the waterfalls.It was so peaceful and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Letchworth State Park, the "Grand Canyon of the East," is where a 17-mile stretch of the Genesee River roars through the park's scenic gorge with three major waterfalls and cliffs as high as 600 feet, surrounded by lush forests. Recently named Best...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Castile, NY 14427-9714
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked several of paths which were well kept and provided glorious vistas of the canyon and the waterfalls.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank VicCosentino
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed camping and did the wonderful hike along the waterfalls.It was so peaceful and beautiful scenery! The park is huge so you can't just walk to the falls from the campground , its several miles away. But it wasn't a problem.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ephratamyhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

many hiking and beautiful sites of the falls many beutiful memories that are unforgetable many animals to see

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 5903makaylaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in the Finger Lakes right next to the Watkins Glen State Park. I had heard of Letchworth State Park but never visited it. Decades later a friend suggested we check out Letchworth. I am so glad he did. We spent an entire...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wmcleve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see park. We included Letchworth in our short trip of 4 NY State Parks and it blew the others out of the water (Including Niagara Falls!) We hiked part of the Gorge Trail starting at Upper Falls down to Lower Falls...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are camping in a tent or in trailer, all sites come with Electricity Hookup. What a good idea. No worries about charging your electronics. Our site was large and clean. The park is beautiful, we did trail no. 1 for a 4hr walk....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the day at the park driving from one spectacular view to the next, very beautiful. Had lunch at the restaurant and the food was very good. Went to the nature center which had a great display about Monarch Butterflies. I would definitely recommend the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip and the beautiful sights. So many amazing views of the gorge and waterfalls. The campgrounds were nice and the facilities were well maintained.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Heather P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start with, we are hikers. It's a beautiful park BUT the waterfall hike, which we started at the lower falls parking lot and walked to the upper falls parking lot is super crowded when you get near the lookout points where people drive...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lindabNewYorkCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful parks we have ever visited. About one hour drive from Buffalo. Our teenagers greatly enjoyed the hike along the Gorge trail to se the threw water falls. The trail is uneven with lots and lots of stairs. Would not recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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September 11, 2019|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. My local sources say end-September through mid-October is usually peak time. So if you're avoiding the weekend of Oct 12-13, that means the 5th-6th would be your best bet. Bet, you know, nature....
August 29, 2019|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! You'll want to use the Perry Entrance (the closest to the 300 block). 7957 Schenck Rd, Perry, NY 14530, USA Google mapping it, it looks right from when we were there. There is a lot of signage. Enjoy the park... More
August 17, 2019|
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Response from 1464JJ | Reviewed this property |
Dirt and stone walking paths. No hand rails just stone walls. Recommended wearing hiking footwear or sneakers with good treads. A lot of walking.